When it comes to acquiring cutlery for your restaurant, there’s a plethora of choices available, each with varying shapes, designs, and price points. However, the selected cutlery must not only be aesthetically pleasing but also comfortable to hold and functional. As a kitchen staple, the type of cutlery chosen depends on factors such as budget, personal preference, and the style of your establishment.
At Greenway Catering Supplies in Kerry, we understand the importance of selecting the right cutlery for your restaurant. That’s why we offer an extensive range of options through our online shop, recognized as one of Ireland’s best. Whether you’re looking for stainless steel, silver, or silver-plated cutlery, we have you covered.
Stainless steel cutlery, invented in Sheffield in 1914, remains the most prevalent choice in restaurants due to its durability and versatility. Comprising 95% of the market, stainless steel cutlery offers elegance and practicality, making it ideal for everyday use. It’s dishwasher-safe and requires minimal maintenance, eliminating the need for polishing.
When it comes to stainless steel cutlery, the grade matters. The numbers associated with stainless steel grades signify the percentages of chromium and nickel used in their composition. For instance, 18/10 cutlery, made of 18% chromium and 10% nickel, is considered the highest quality due to its resistance to rust and superior durability. Brands like Torino and Napoli exemplify this premium grade.
Alternatively, 18/0 cutlery is a more budget-friendly option, containing 18% chromium but no nickel. While initially similar to 18/10, 18/0 cutlery may lack the same rust resistance over time. Ranges like Jesmond and Harley offer quality within this category.
Lastly, 13/0 cutlery, with 13% chromium and no nickel, is the most economical choice but is more prone to rusting. Despite its lower cost, it provides durability suitable for certain applications.
At Greenway Catering Supplies, we also offer both forged and stamped cutlery options. Forged cutlery, made from stainless steel bars, allows for intricate designs and shapes, while stamped cutlery, produced from stainless steel sheets, offers a wide variety of designs at an affordable price point.
Additionally, our cutlery undergoes meticulous buffing processes to achieve the desired finish, with options ranging from economy to premium grades, ensuring there’s something for every establishment.