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Three groups of stainless steel are used for cutlery:
This material is considered the highest quality cutlery and is definitely rust resistant. With 18% chrome and 10% nickel content, these cutlery can withstand all the demands and stresses of the catering industry. With good care, you can use these products for a long time.
Almost as high quality is the material 18/0. This chrome steel has a high resistance due to 18% chrome content. This material is also dishwasher safe and withstands the normal requirements of the catering industry impeccably. For cutlery made of chrome steel also applies: Good care is important for a long service life!
13/0 chrome steel is often used for knives - that is why this material is also called knife steel. The special thing about 13/0 chrome steel: Rust resistance is combined with particularly good cutting properties. Chromium is softer than steel - therefore a lower chromium content is used for high-quality knives. In addition, the knife blades are hardened. The result: Sharp blades that cut well for a long time. Supporting you should care for your knives regularly.
Good care is important for a long service life. The following applies to 18/10 and 18/0 stainless steel: Cleaning in the dishwasher is usually sufficient. However, make sure that the cutlery is dry after cleaning. In this way you can avoid lime stains. Knives made of 13/0 chrome steel are also suitable for dishwashers. However, because of the lower chrome content, the blades should be dried well immediately - otherwise flash rust will occur.
Cutlery is used frequently and intensively - this quickly results in minor, inconspicuous scratches. Cutlery that is used for a long time can therefore be repolished from time to time. It is best to use a cutlery polish for this purpose. Alternatively, you can have the cutlery polished in a cutlery polishing machine. Caution: Knives should be re-sharpened after machine polishing!
Some cutlery requires special treatment due to its construction or different surfaces.
Cutlery in Vintage Look are trowalized. This means that a special treatment gives the cutlery a matt surface. With a polish, however, this shabby chic look is lost. Therefore, trowalized cutlery should not be repolished. The same applies to satin-finished or partially satin-finished cutlery.
Cutlery with wood handle also requires special care. Cleaning in the dishwasher is possible, but the wood should be treated with a care oil every now and then. This refreshes the wood tone and the knives remain beautiful for a long time.
Knives can be made in different ways. At LUSINI you can find monobloc knives and hollow handle knives:
Blade and the handle are made of the same 13/0 material and forged in one piece. About 80% of our knives are made this way. The production is uncomplicated, the knife is hardened throughout and remains sharp for a long time.
Hollow handle knives combine the best material properties and pleasant handling. The blade has a tang and is made of hardened 13/0 steel. The handle is a kind of shell made of 18/10 stainless steel. The blade and handle are bonded together with a cementitious resin. This makes the knife light, gives it a balance and makes it comfortable to hold - perfect for ambitious gastronomes!