Walco 7215 - Windsor Medium Flatware - Cocktail / Oyster Fork
Medium Weight - Satin Finish - 6-5/16" Long
Setting new standards for their competition with over 50 years manufacturing quality flatware and other dining supplies, Walco holds the distinction of being able to keep part of its manufacturing here in the United States. The company makes every effort to offer the best value for the dollar in all of its stainless steel products, whether 18/0 or 18/10. The Windsor collection is a great example of the quality of 18/0 stainless steel that Walco has to offer. The collection is a simple, but sleek design, featuring slender handles in a smooth finish. The oyster fork features a three tine design in a smaller size that makes it perfect for use with small seafood items and small appetizers. This collection is built to withstand the rigors of the most demanding food service application and can be used everyday. This flatware is dishwasher safe, but needs to be dried completely after washing to protect from rust.
- Cocktail / Oyster Fork
- Windsor Medium Pattern
- 18/0 Stainless Steel
- Medium Weight
- Satin Finish
- Works with Magnetic Flatware Retreival Systems
Dimensions: 6-5/16" LONG
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.