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Cutlery material guide

The cutlery is the business card of your table culture and an important part of a stylishly set table! With us, you will therefore find cutlery that can be seen: VEGA cutlery is of the highest quality, is subject to strict testing requirements and is characterized by both classic and ambitious design.

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Materials and care tips for your cutlery

Three groups of stainless steel are used for cutlery:

  • 18/10 Very high quality chrome-nickel stainless steel with excellent rust resistance
  • 18/0 High quality chrome steel, which meets the normal requirements in the catering industry
  • 13/0 High quality knife steel used only for monobloc knives and knife blades
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18/10 chrome-nickel-stainless steel

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.

Advantages of 18/10 chrome nickel stainless steel

  • Absolutely rust and acid resistant
  • Tasteless
  • 100% dishwasher safe
  • Very easy to clean: Thus saves time during maintenance
  • Very noble and high quality
  • With proper care remains beautiful indefinitely

18/0 chrome steel

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!

Advantages of 18/0 chrome steel

  • Rust resistant
  • Tasteless
  • Suitable for dishwashers
  • Durable and robust
  • Easy to clean: Saves time during cleaning
  • Cheap to buy
  • Significantly more magnetic than 18/10 cutlery

13/0 chrome steel - knife steel

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.

Advantages of 13/0 chrome steel

  • Long blade life: Stays sharp for a long time
  • Rust resistant
  • Suitable for dishwashers
  • Durable and robust
  • Easy to clean: Saves time during cleaning
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So that your cutlery stays beautiful for a long time: Care tips

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!

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Special shapes and special surfaces

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.

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The structure of table, appetizer and steak knives

Knives can be made in different ways. At LUSINI you can find monobloc knives and hollow handle knives:

Monobloc knife

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 knife

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!