Product Info & Care – qTableware

Product Info & Care


qTableware Stainless Steel Cutlery/Flatware


Key features of our stainless steel cutlery range include: 

  • Complete range of color
  • Quality 18/0 stainless steel
  • Non-toxic food-grade PVD hard coating
  • Comply with RoHS international standards
  • Dishwasher safe

Because color effect of our cutlery is achieved through PVD coating on top of stainless steel, the coating can be scrubbed through normal wear and tear and the color can fade gradually. We recommend that, where possible, hand wash the cutlery with soft cloth and avoid storing them with other hard or sharp flatware to prolong the life of the color coating.  


What do the numbers mean for stainless steel?


As an industry standard for stainless steel, the number before the forward slash represents the percentage of Chromium and the number after the slash represents the percentage of Nickel.    


Chromium is to increase resistance to oxidation. A minimum of 10 to 12% Chromium gives a very marked degree of general corrosion resistance. The corrosion resistance is obtained by forming a passive layer of Chromium Oxide on the surface of cutlery. The tendency of Nickel is to form Austenite which is responsible for a great toughness. The presence of Nickel also increases cutlery’s shine.


Knife is normally made with 13/0 or 18/0 stainless steel even its matching folk and spoon in a same set are made from higher grade stainless steel. This is because 13/0 or 18/0 stainless steel contains no Nickel, making the compressing process for forming a sharp blade easier.


Why choose 18/0 grade?


Excellent strength to cost ratio – The 18/0 grade stainless steel cutlery has excellent strength to cost ratio. In the Europe and US markets, the 18/0 grade stainless steel cutlery is overtaking the 18/8 and 18/10 grades because the high turnover rate of usage demands a high strength/cost ratio. In practice, all grades of cutlery requires similar frequency of replacement because surface scuffs and scratches developed over a period of normal wear and tear for all flatware.  If you want to keep the costs of your cutlery down as well as being able to wash them several times a day in a dishwasher, 18/0 flatware provides excellent options.


Less health hazards – According to research, discharge of Chromium and Nickel into food is always a concern because it may present health hazards. To reduce leaching of Chromium and Nickel, some manufacturers even use 13/0 stainless steel as cover when they need to have higher grade stainless steel as body of the flatware.


New Tableware Range Product Information


Our new range of tableware is made out of gorgeous magnesia porcelain. Magnesia porcelain uses silicate minerals that are rich in magnesium talc as main raw clay material and is fired at high temperature of over 1300 Celsius.


Magnesia porcelain tableware has pretty crystal white color, unique high strength and high thermal stability. They are acid and alkali resistance, contains no lead, and are easy to wash. They are also suitable for machine wash, high temperature steaming, microwave heating and other modern lifestyles.


Magnesia porcelain tableware is very popular and desirable tableware for modern home and high-end hotel/restaurant.



Classic Tableware Range Product Information


Our tableware has been hand-crafted using quality material to produce their unique shapes and designs, making each piece unique. 


All our products are safe for use in commercial microwave, dishwasher, and oven. We recommend the maximum oven-safe temperature to be 250°C.  Our tableware is fully vitrified and is very strong and durable, and resists staining, chipping and cracking.  As they are designed for busy commercial kitchens, most of them are stackable to save space and come with handles, knobs or rims for a secure, easy-to-hold grip.


Our key product features include:


  • Handcrafted fine porcelain.
  • Naturally white colour.
  • Beautifully glazed with smooth and shiny finish.
  • Unique and stylish design.
  • Hard-wearing, practical and lightweight.
  • Good level of translucency.
  • Commercial microwave, dishwasher and oven safe (recommend up to 250 degree).
  • Fully vitrified (fired at a minimum temperature of 1250°C).
  • Absolutely safe for health as confirmed by laboratory tests.


Care & Use Instructions


  • Oven – Recommended maximum oven-safe temperature is 250°C. Use oven mitts for lifting at all times.


  • Microwave – Handles may become hot during prolonged microwave use, especially if the handles are enclosed with plastic wrap. Cover just the open top of the dish, leaving any handles exposed.


  • Dishwasher – Wash dish before first time use and wash promptly after each use.  Ensure you follow your dishwasher instructions to lay dishes, set wash cycles, and put detergent dosage for each wash. Use appropriate dishwasher racking and avoid direct contact of cutlery or metal items with ceramic tableware during wash. Use plastic or rubber scrapper to remove left over food.  


  • Thermal Shock – Please avoid using dishes in a sudden change of extreme temperature.  For example, placing a heated dish straight out from the oven into icy water.


  • Direct heat – Please avoid using dishes on stovetop or any other direct heat sources.