Walco 7205 - Dinner Fork - Winner / Windsor - Restaurant Flatware
Light Weight - 18/0 Stainless Steel Flatware - 7" Long
With over 50 years of experience manufacturing quality restaurant products, Walco has been setting the bar high in quality and design for their competition. Walco also holds the distinction of keeping part of their manufacturing in the United States. The Windsor collection from Walco is a sleek design with slender handles and a smooth finish. This collection is pefect for adding a simple, yet elegant look to your dinner table. The dinner fork in this collection features a four tine design and is the perfect all-purpose utensil. This collection is a light weight and has been constructed from premium 18/0 stainless steel. The lack of nickel in the stainless steel construction means that this item is not protected from rust and needs to be completely dried after washing. This item is built to withstand that most heavy uses and is dishwasher safe and magnetic for quick cleanup.
- 18/10 Stainless Steel
- Medium Weight
- Most Economically Priced Flatware
- Dishwasher Safe
- Can Be Used In Conjunction With Magnetic Retrieval Systems
The Complete Flatware Guide to Buying and Care
Having the right style of flatware for your restaurant could be the finishing touch to complete your restaurant’s décor. We have over 75 different styles to choose from here at Zesco.com that are broken down into three main categories based on weight: economy, medium, and heavy. We also have designer and silver plated categories for more elegant looks to choose from. Buying the right flatware for your restaurant isn’t everything though, maintaining their shine and cleanliness is necessary to keep them looking great for years to come.
Most flatware on the market is composed of a combination of metals. Nickel and chromium are the two types of metals that are the basis of the rating system that breaks down flatware into three weight categories: economy, medium, and heavy. All of our flatware contains 18% chromium which is the first number in the metal content terms "18/0 stainless steel" and "18/10 stainless steel." That second number in those terms is how much nickel the flatware is composed of. Our higher quality styles typically contain more nickel which provides increased corrosion resistance but reduces the flatware’s magnetism. Nickel also adds more weight to the flatware, making each piece more durable and long-lasting. Other factors are also used when classifying weight of flatware, such as thickness, durability, and design.
- Consists of only 18/0 stainless steel
- Lightweight and inexpensive
- Great for use with a magnetic flatware retriever
- Most common class of flatware
- Usually consists of 18/0 or 18/8 stainless steel
- Usually thicker than economy flatware
- Consists of mainly 18/10 stainless steel
- Sturdiest of all three categories of flatware
- Top of the line flatware
Each category contains a great selection of attractive pieces but the heavier flatware usually brings about more elegant options to choose from. The medium and heavy categories have more designs to choose from when compared to the economy class.
With over 75 designs to choose from, we have just the right flatware to complete the look of your restaurant. Styles of flatware are broken down into three categories: simple, modern, and classic.
- Smooth with no standout design features
- Streamlines without any frills
- Sleek-lined that doesn’t draw much attention
- Defining design sets it apart
- Compliments place-setting without overpowering the table
- Easily recognizable
- Intricate designs
- Usually on the heavier end of flatware
All three are great and could be just what your restaurant was missing. Weight doesn’t dictate what style category the flatware could fall under.
Maintaining your flatware is a process, but it is necessary to keep them sanitary and looking great. Here are some easy steps to follow to maintain your flatware in an orderly fashion:
- Remove all food
- Soak for no longer than 10 minutes
- Use a safe presoak compound suggested by manufacturer of your flatware
- Never use presoak compound with silver de-tarnishing agent
- Never use aluminum to hold your flatware and presoak compound
- Use vertical cylinders, never wash your flatware flat
- Use water above 130 degrees F
- A good cleaning agent is necessary
- Use at least 180 degree water
- If you see water spots, try a water softener or desalinator
- Store in vertical cylinders to air dry with plenty of room for air to circulate
Choosing the right flatware for your restaurant can be a challenge, but with so many options to choose from, it’s easy to find a style that fits your needs. Style, weight, and durability are all important factors to consider when choosing your flatware, so keep them in mind when comparing.