Comprised of 18% chromium and 0% nickel, 18/0 stainless steel is commonly used for mid-grade flatware and smaller capacity hollowware items like teapots. It's typically less expensive than grade 18/8, which is one of the reasons it's a popular choice for silverware, a high turnover item that often gets tossed out accidentally during the bussing process.
Because this grade doesn't have any nickel, it won't have the same luster as 18/8 stainless steel. The lack of nickel also means that 18/0 stainless steel doesn't have the same anticorrosive properties as 18/8. But you'll probably go through your 18/0 items fairly quickly, so you likely won't need to worry about corrosion.
Durability is probably one of the most highly regarded properties of food-safe stainless steel, and one of the reasons it’s so widely used in foodservice. Whether it’s being used in the dining area or kitchen, grades 18/8 and 18/0 stainless steel can take a lot of rough handling. Grade 18/8 doesn’t crack, chip, pit, warp, or rust as easily as 18/0 can, but they can both withstand bustling kitchens and repeated tabletop use while still maintaining a great look
Durable with appropriate care; absolutely hygienic and non-toxic; well hardenable, therefore ideal steel for table knives, trays, cutting tools and the like; can be polished to a high gloss; for nickel allergy sufferers suitable; magnetic; not as chemical resistant like 18/10 stainless steel; Usage temperature up to approx. 400 ° C : by machine or by hand with mild detergents; Lime scale and cleaning agent residues after washing absolutely remove; never clean with steel wool