Stock up on stainless steel flatwareSpring is officially here (thank goodness!) so you can expect to see lots of winter styles moving out to make way for fresh spring products and colors. Here, three product picks if you're looking to get a bargain this month!
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1. Stainless Steel Flatware: Retailers are moving utensils out this month to make way for new styles. To find the best bets for your table:
- Look on packaging or pieces themselves for an "18/10" marking - 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Chromium gives flatware strength and keeps it from rusting, while nickel helps it resist acids and gives it a silver-like look.
- There should be no burrs or rough spots between the fork tines - pinch at the space and run your fingertips down it to check.
- Good knives are forged as one piece. The blade should be finely serrated, and have a little "give" so it won't break when cutting hard foods - grasp it at either end and flex to check for slight bendability.