Care Instructions for Tablekraft cutlery products
The following is a set of useful tips and reminders to keep your cutlery in order:
- Stainless steel is one of the most durable metals available with its exceptional ability to resist stains, rust and corrosion.
- However, contrary to popular belief, stainless steel is neither stain nor rust proof and even the finest alloy will suffer it not cared for.
- Prolonged exposure to foods that contain chloride, like mustard, table salt, eggs and jam can stain if not rinsed off immediately. Some of the minerals and salts in tap water can cause pitting and staining. Remove food remnants immediately after use.
- When washing by hand always use a good quality detergent and hot water. Rinse in clean hot water. Dry and polish with a soft cloth.
- If using a dishwasher, separate your silver and aluminium from your stainless steel prior to washing. This will reduce the chances of pitting. Remove cutlery from the machine as soon as the cycle is finished and polish with a soft cloth.
- If necessary use a good quality non abrasive metal polish to remove discolouration and hard water stains to revive the finish of the cutlery.
Tablekraft confidently guarantees its products for 30 years
Tablekraft guarantees each item of fine quality 18/8 or 18/10 stainless steel Tablekraft cutlery and serving accessories against defects in materials and workmanship used in their manufacturing.
Tablekraft will repair or replace at their opinion any item found to be defective. Provided Tablekraft stainless steel cutlery and serving accessories are maintained and used in accordance with the care instructions outlined above and are used in a normal accepted domestic manner, all items will be covered by this guarantee.
Technical Cutlery Information
Chromium Nickel (18/10)
Containing 18% Chromium and 10% Nickel, Chromium/Nickel (18/10) contains 2% more nickel than 18/8, therefore is more durable and regarded as being superior quality.
Chromium Nickel (18/8)
Refers to cutlery that contains 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel. The Chromium provides hardness while the 8% Nickel gives added durability and a higher degree of polish. Chromium/Nickel (18/8) is non-magnetic and more resistant to corrosion that pure Chromium steel.
This type of cutlery contains 13% Chromium and is referred to as 13% Chrome. It is attracted to a magnet and does not contain and Nickel, making Chromium Steel less resistant to corrosion than 18/8 and 18/10.