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Haussmann Stainless Steel Twig Flatware 5 Pc Set X 4 Place Settings
Haussmann Stainless Steel Twig Flatware 5 Pc Set X 4 Place Settingsby Kammika Import Export Co., Ltd (Thailand)$183.99$133.25(1)
*Please Note* There will be slight variation in size, color, texture, and finish from the pictures depicted for every single piece Haussmann - Stainless steel flatware hand forged into a wood twig shape. Unique and comfortable balance. There are four place settings of these five pieces in each box. Each of the Place Settings includes a Five piece place setting consisting of a Dinner Knife, Fork, and Spoon that doubles as a soup spoon, as well as a Salad Fork and Tea Spoon. All handmade guaranteeing you receive a truly functional one of a kind work of art. Artisans create these truly beautiful pieces by hand so you know you have pieces to be proud of. Display as works of art when not in use - they are that beautiful and unique. Materials are durable so they can be used daily or keep just for special occasions 18/8 and 18/10 stainless flatware explained What does 18/10 stainless mean? The 18/10 combination is the highest quality alloy (metal mixture) available for making stainless steel flatware. 18/10 stainless has 18% chrome for maximum corrosion resistance and 10% nickel for a silver-like luster. Nickel is the more rare and expensive metal. Chrome is what is mixed with steel to make it stainless steel. 18/8 and 18/10 refer to the percentages of chromium and nickel in the stainless steel alloy. The "18" refers to the chromium content, which gives flatware its strength, and the "8" or "10" refers to the nickel content, which gives it its shine and rust-resistance. These numbers are merely "nicknames" for the lay person to use, and are only used for marketing efforts by flatware manufacturers. When a manufacturer purchases stainless steel from a steel mill, they all purchase stainless steel Grade 304, which has a range of 18-20% chromium, and 8-10% nickel content. Grade 304 in flatware is usually at the lower end of that range. To keep the cost down, steel manufacturers will make grade 304 with 8.2% nickel, which clears the legal hurdle of calling it 18/10. What does all this mean? It means that there is no difference between 18/8 and 18/10 stainless steel in flatware. The difference between the two is purely a marketing effort. FAQ Why do stains occur on some stainless? Stainless steel is not stain proof. Ingredients found in tea, coffee, salad dressing, vinegar and salt can cause discoloration. Pitting or spotting is usually caused by hard water or foods with high salt content. How do I remove stains? A high-quality, stainless cleaner will remove stains caused from minerals on your stainless steel flatware. Drying your flatware with a soft towel as you put it back in your drawers is an excellent way to prevent mineral or stain buildup. Why do my blackened handle stainless rust over time when I let them sit even after wiping dry? The blackening process is a natural process not a paint or chemical color. It is achieved by heating the oiled surface of the raw stainless steel twice to embed the blackening into the surface. This process also breaks the protective polished surface and exposes it to rusting the steel component of stainless steel. During daily use you may never notice any rusting. If you use the flatware and then store it for short periods of time then you need to either wipe the handles with olive or another vegetable oil or a natural wax on the blackened portions. ENJOY your stainless steel flatware. It can be used every day, and is virtually maintenance-free. Quality stainless has 18% chrome and 8 to 10% nickel added to the steel, resulting in a durable, corrosion-resistant product that will literally 'stain less'. Rinse your stainless after exposing it to acid or chloride-containing foods (e.g. salt, vinegar, oil, mustard, lemon, some dairy products). Feel comfortable cleaning your flatware in the dishwasher. Do use a tested brand of detergent (such as Calgonite, All, or Cascade), in somewhat less than the manufacturer's recommended amount. Do ensure that the dry cycle immediately follows the wash cycle, then promptly remove your flatware from the humid dishwasher. Wipe your stainless dry after hand or machine washing to prevent water spots, as well as build-up of minerals that can be deposited by hard city water. To keep your flatware looking its brightest, manufacturers recommend polishing it once or twice a year with stainless steel cleaner (not silver polish). Take extra care with stainless steel knives, especially in patterns where the blade and handle are manufactured as one piece. Knives can be more susceptible to corrosion than the rest of your flatware, because their steel blades have a small amount of carbon added for a keen and lasting cutting edge. Place knives together in the dishwasher, with handles down, to prevent them from hitting one another during the cycle. Wipe your knives dry immediately after washing. Hand wash single-piece knives for best results. Rotate your flatware so that each piece receives a similar frequency of use. This will ensure that the various pieces in your set maintain a consistent appearance over timeRead More
Silverware is something you use every day, if not several times a day, so durable, high-quality flatware sets are worth investing in. Since your flatware should be around for years to come, it’s important to invest in a timeless style that you know you will enjoy for a long time, and will coordinate well with your existing dinnerware and serving utensils. Don’t forget to consider the following tips before making your flatware purchase:

What marks a quality constructed flatware set?

Along with an appealing design and color, you’ll want your forks, spoons and knives to be constructed in a way that makes them durable. Silverware sets may be constructed in one of the following ways:
• Hollow-handled: These pieces are the lightest and arguably the easiest to eat with if you prefer to not feel weighed down by your flatware.
• Stamped: Stamped silverware is made from a solid piece of metal that is stamped to form the utensil. They tend to be sturdy yet heavier.
• Forged: Also made from a single piece of metal, forged flatware sets are also durable and tend to weigh more than their hollow-handled counterparts.

What material should I choose for my silverware or serving utensils?

Though its name may be misleading, silverware is available in a wide variety of materials, not just silver.
• Sterling silver: This is traditionally used for more formal table settings, but rules are made to be broken, right? Sterling silver is especially resilient and resistant to scratching, plus it can last decades with the proper care. Look for quality pieces with at least 90% silver.
• Silver-plated: A more affordable alternative to sterling silver, silver-plated utensils are made of an alternative metal that is then plated in silver. The thicker the plating, the more expensive the set will be.
• Stainless steel: Your most common option, stainless steel can be used daily and requires minimal care. It features a combination of different metal alloys. You may notice a ratio when looking for a stainless steel flatware set, which indicates the percentage of chrome to nickel. A rating of 18/10 is considered the highest quality as it has the perfect combination of strength from the chrome and luster from the nickel.
• Care and cleaning: All three materials are generally dishwasher safe, though it’s wise to verify that by checking the care instructions that come with your new silverware. To prevent rusting or if your set comes with wood handles, don’t leave them in the sink. Utensils with wood handles should be hand washed, as well. It’s recommended that sterling silver be hand dried to prevent streaking, and these pieces may need additional polishing in order to maintain their original glow and luster. Genuine silver flatware is best stored in a case with an anti-tarnish liner.

What are some essential flatware and serving set pieces?

In your standard five-piece place setting, a dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and teaspoon are typically included. Some key serving utensils include a serving spoon, serving fork, carving and cheese knives plus wedge-shaped pastry servers. Whether you’d like to add more exotic pieces like a demitasse spoon or a cake knife to your collection is up to you.

If you enjoy Asian foods on a regular basis, you may also consider purchasing a set of chopsticks. Be aware that Japanese and Chinese chopsticks differ in shape and size. Chinese styles are usually square-shaped and blunt at the end, not to mention longer than their Japanese counterparts. Japanese chopsticks tend to be rounded and taper into a point at the ends.

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