For stainless flatware, the higher the nickel content, the higher the quality. The first # refers to chromium, the second # to nickel. Therefore, 18/10 is better than 18/8. You don't want to buy 18/0 flatware, which is usually what is available at a lot of discount stores. Nickel prevents corrosion and adds weight. 18/12 is the best I have found.
So, how does one find quality flatware. I have some oneida I bought really cheap. And I ended up with marks all over the my corelle ware. My mom said it was because the flatware had to much nickle in it. Anyone know anything about this?
Someone else commented on their flatware getting rust spots. What causes this?
And how do you find stuff that doesn't get a bunch of water spots?