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Gibson is a third generation company, initiated by our grandfather. Then our father Nejat Gabbay, established Gibson Overseas in t...he United States. Through his keen vision our foundation has been built on solid and genuine business principles. Gibson's goal is to be of service to you. We welcome you to explore the products we have to offer and look forward to being granted this opportunity by you. Gibson products are designed and developed in California with a commitment to style and value that's made us a necessary resource for retailers worldwide. Our time tested relationships and decades of expertise in Asia's manufacturing sectory guarantess results no other company can provide. read more

$149.99 $119.99
at Sears

The Trillion 45-piece set is exquisitely modern, and shines with geometrically inspired sculpting. Brilliantly polished to a mirro...r finish, this 45-piece set includes service for 8 people, plus bonus Hostess set. read more

$69.99 $55.99
at Sears

The Shangrila 20-piece set will elevate your dining experience with a hint of the exotic flare. Slim handles accented with frosted... and polished finishes are reminiscent of far-away places. Set includes service for 4 people. read more

Lafayette Flatware Set - Add A Bright Touch To Your Home Decor With New Dinnerware - The Lafayette Flatware Is A Great Way To Add ...A Special Touch To Your Family's Everyday Dining. Featuring A Rustic, Hammered Look, This Stainless Flatware Is As Stylish As It Is Durable And Will Add A Casual Elegance To Your Entertaining As Well. Be Sure To Order Enough Settings From Our Quality Kitchen Decor.Durably Made Of 18/0 Stainless Steel With A Bell-Shaped Handle And Hammered Finish.5-Piece Set Includes A Dinner Fork, Dinner Spoon, Dinner Knife, Salad Fork And Teaspoon.4-Piece Hostess Set Includes A Serving Spoon, Pierced Serving Spoon, Meat Fork And Sauce Ladle.20-Piece Set Includes (4) 5-Piece Place Settings.45-Piece Set Includes (8) 5-Piece Place Settings, A Butter Knife And A 4-Piece Hostess Set.36-Piece Party Set Includes 12 Spreaders, 12 Cocktail Forks And 12 Demitasse Spoons.65-Piece Set Includes (12) 5-Piece Place Settings, A Butter Knife And A 4-Piece Hostess Set.Dishwasher Safe. read more

Reed & Barton

The subtle texture of its lightly hammered finish lends the Silver Echo fine stainless flatware pattern from Reed & Barton a refin...ed, artisanal feel. The classic proportions of its thick yet tapered profile make this pattern a versatile choice read more

Hampton Forge

The Birch 20-piece set gives nature a place at the table. Birch, whose delicate handle details evoke the graceful lines of branche...s. Mirror polished set includes service for 4 people. read more

Yamazaki
$850.00
at Amazon

Yamazaki's Median has generous polished handles combined with elegant tines, bowls and a pleasing blade makes this pattern a comfo...rtable fit. Functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Ginkgo
$20.00-$92.72
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The Skandia 20-piece place setting from Ginkgo is the latest design from the company known for beautiful design and top quality ma...nufacturing. This Skandinavian looking pattern has a rounded shaped handle that squares off at the bottom. The 20 piece place setting includes 4 sets of the following 5 pieces: a dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and tea spoon. All pieces are made of 18/0 stainless steel. Dishwasher safe, the Skandia pattern is perfect for everyday use as well as entertaining. Update your flatware with a flatware pattern designed for your life! read more

Hampton Forge

The Masquerade 45-piece set has geometric sculpting that creates a festive look for your table. Mirror polished 45-piece set inclu...des service for 8 people, plus bonus Hostess set. read more

Olivia 20-Piece Flatware Set - Choose Stainless Steel Flatware For Beauty That Endures - The Simple Design Of Our Olivia 20-Piece ...Flatware Set Can Go From Casual Settings To Semi-Formal. Slim, Tapered Handles Offer Balancing Contrast To The Broader Bowl, Blade And Tines. This Silverware Set Includes Four Dinner Forks, Four Salad Forks, Four Soup Spoons, Four Teaspoons And Four Knives. Set Of Four Place Settings. 18/10 Stainless Steel. Mirror Finish. Made In Italy. read more

Marley 45-Piece Flatware Set - Complete Your Table With Stainless Steel Flatware For Eight - Serve A Tableful Of Friends And Famil...y With Our Marley 45-Piece Flatware Set. This Substantial Set Includes Dinner Knives, Dinner Forks, Dinner Spoons, Salad Forks And Teaspoons For Eight, Plus One Serving Spoon, One Slotted Serving Spoon, One Cold Meat Fork, One Sugar Spoon And One Butter Knife. The Gently Tapered Handles Boast Asymmetrical Cross-Hatch Texturing For A Dramatic, Modern Look. 40-Piece Service For Eight Plus Five Serving Pieces. 18/0 Stainless Steel. Dishwasher Safe. read more

Hampton Forge

The Trillion 45-piece set is exquisitely modern, and shines with geometrically inspired sculpting. Brilliantly polished to a mirro...r finish, this 45-piece set includes service for 8 people, plus bonus Hostess set. read more

Misty 45-Piece Flatware Set - This Dishwasher-Safe Stainless Steel Flatware Has Sleek Style - Our Robust Misty 45-Piece Flatware S...et Accommodates Up To Eight Friends And Family Members. The Set Includes Eight Dinner Knives, Eight Dinner Forks, Eight Dinner Spoons, Eight Salad Forks, Eight Teaspoons, One Serving Spoon, One Slotted Serving Spoon, One Cold Meat Fork, One Sugar Spoon And One Butter Knife. With Sleek, Gently Curved Profiles And A Brilliant Polish, This Stainless Steel Flatware Set Makes Ordinary Meals Extraordinary. 40-Piece Service For Eight Plus Five Serving Pieces. 18/0 Stainless Steel. Dishwasher Safe. read more

Ginkgo
$99.40
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B007QA7VCM --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Hampton Forge
$75.35
at Amazon

The Silversmiths Collection reflects the tradition of dining with timeless patterns found in fine quality tableware. Offered in a... wide range of memorable patterns, the Silversmiths Collection stands the test of time. read more

Ginkgo
$70.15
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B007QA7SCK --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Fortessa
$37.48
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

Home Decorators Collection

Lafayette Flatware Set - The Lafayette Flatware Is A Great Way To Add A Special Touch To Your Family's Everyday Dining. Featuring ...A Rustic, Hammered Look, This Stainless Flatware Is As Stylish As It Is Durable And Will Add A Casual Elegance To Your Entertaining As Well. Be Sure To Order Enough Settings From Our Quality Kitchen Decor.Durably Made Of 18&#47;0 Stainless Steel With A Bell-Shaped Handle And Hammered Finish.5-Piece Set Includes A Dinner Fork, Dinner Spoon, Dinner Knife, Salad Fork And Teaspoon.4-Piece Hostess Set Includes A Serving Spoon, Pierced Serving Spoon, Meat Fork And Sauce Ladle.20-Piece Set Includes (4) 5-Piece Place Settings.45-Piece Set Includes (8) 5-Piece Place Settings, A Butter Knife And A 4-Piece Hostess Set.36-Piece Party Set Includes 12 Spreaders, 12 Cocktail Forks And 12 Demitasse Spoons.65-Piece Set Includes (12) 5-Piece Place Settings, A Butter Knife And A 4-Piece Hostess Set.Dishwasher Safe. read more

Reed & Barton
$145.99
at Amazon

R+B Everyday Silver Strands 18/0 Stainless Steel 45 piece Flatware Set, service for 8 features tapered handles and linear bands. ...A simple, triple band at the throat of the handle completes this versatile pattern. Set includes 8 each place knives, place forks, place spoons, individual salad forks and teaspoons, plus 1 hostess set consisting of a butter knife, sugar spoon, tablespoon, pierced tablespoon and cold meat fork. read more

Hampton Forge
$33.28
at Amazon

The Silversmiths Collection reflects the tradition of dining with timeless patterns found in fine quality tableware. Offered in a... wide range of memorable patterns, the Silversmiths Collection stands the test of time. read more

Fortessa
$28.50
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

Fortessa
$26.34
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

Fortessa
$28.91
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

Burton

Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life Ginkgo: Our History Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet He...lmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value. Ginkgo Collection There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and dcor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer. Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: Bergen Linden Bonnie President Sanibel Simple Skandia Svelte Varberg Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are: Burton Fontur Platinum Patriot Seadrift Starlight Woodruff Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware: Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean? In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. read more

Alessi

Flatware Sets Alessi AJM22S5 Knifeforkspoon 5 Piece Flatware Set Following the typical minimalist approach that features in all Ja...sper Morrison's work, this design is an attempt to reduce the cutlery-object to its barest essence, its purest and most customary form and what might tentatively be called its definitive form, and deliberately stripped of all stylistic value and - perhaps precisely because of this - clearly recognisable as Morrison's work. Features: -Set includes table spoon, table knife, table fork, dessert fork and teaspoon.-Designed by Jasper Morrison.-Knifeforkspoon collection.-Collection: Knifeforkspoon.-Handle Finish: Silver.-Distressed: No.-Number of People Served: 1.-Style: Formal.-Handle Pattern: Square.-Country of Manufacture: Italy.Dimensions: -9.84'' H x 1.18'' W x 1.18'' D, 0.99 lb.-Overall Product Weight: 0.99. read more

Ginkgo
$95.00
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B007QA7TAQ --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Hampton Forge
$30.35
at Amazon

The Silversmiths Collection reflects the tradition of dining with timeless patterns found in fine quality tableware. Offered in a... wide range of memorable patterns, the Silversmiths Collection stands the test of time. read more

Ginkgo
$85.85
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B007QA7SE8 --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Alessi

Flatware Sets Alessi LCD01 Caccia by Luigi Caccia Dominioni 6 Piece Flatware Set Features: -6 Piece set includes dessert knife, ta...ble knife, coffee spoon, table spoon, dessert fork and table fork.-Material: 18/10 Stainless steel mirror polished.-Collection: Caccia by Luigi Caccia Dominioni.-Handle Finish: Silver.-Distressed: No.-Material: Stainless steel -Material Details: ..-Handle Material: Stainless steel -Handle Material Details: ..-Pieces Included: dessert knife, table knife, coffee spoon, table spoon, dessert fork and table fork.-Pieces Per Place Setting: 6.-Number of People Served: 1.-Style: Formal.-Handle Pattern: Solid.-Storage Included: No. Pieces: 6 read more

Yamazaki

Add sophistication to your next soiree with this Yamazaki hostess set. With five brilliant stainless steel serving utensils, you'l...l have just what you need for any occasion. Whether you're dishing up entrees or desserts, this elegant Yamazaki utensil set has got you covered. High-quality 18/8 stainless steel construction promises lasting beauty. Details: 5-pc. set includes: extra large serving fork, extra large serving spoon, pasta server, lasagna server & pie server Hand wash Manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty Model no. 01898 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Reed & Barton
$75.00
at Amazon

Colonial Williamsburg Gloucester Shell Stainless Steel Flatware 5 Piece Place Set includes one each of place knife, place spoon, p...lace fork, teaspoon and salad fork read more

Fortessa
$30.55
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

David Shaw Silverware

David Shaw Silverware PRD973 Features: -Set includes 4 dinner knives, 4 dinner forks, 4 dinner or soup spoons, 4 salad or dessert ...forks, 4 teaspoons. -18/10 Stainless steel construction. -Stylish pattern. -Luxurious look and feel. -Protection against corrosion. -Crafted from mirror finished steel. -Does not need polishing. -Dishwasher safe (hand wash recommended). -Manufacturer provides limited lifetime warranty. read more

Fortessa
$34.95
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

Fortessa
$49.99
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

Ginkgo
$80.29
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B007QA7SD4 --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Fortessa
$26.57
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="fourth-col"> <div class="rightImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.c...om/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/DragonflyBorder.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Dragonfly Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="half-col"> <h4>Fortessa flatware ? Design and performance</h4> <p>Fortessa flatware is designed to please the eye and feel good in your hand.</p> <p>Carefully crafted and balanced to the touch, our flatware is available in designs ranging from traditional to modern to whimsical. Every pattern displays our passion for exacting standards and excellence in manufacturing.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, with high chrome and nickel content for a luster that doesn?t fade, even after years of dishwasher cleaning.</p> <p>Fortessa flatware is fine enough for any occasion, yet affordable enough to use every day. Choose Fortessa, when you want dining to be a memorable experience.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <div class="leftImage" style="width: 200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Ringo-Border.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /><div class="imageCaption"><b>Fortessa Ringo Flatware</b></div></div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <h5>About Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC</h5> <p>Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of quality tableware for high-end restaurants and hotels globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. </p> <div class="centerImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/fortessa/Amazon-Fortessa-Flatware-Banner.jpg" width="895" height="201" alt="Fortessa Flatware" /> </div> </div> read more

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