Question: Whats the difference between EPNS and EPSS cutlery?

EPNS stands for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. Nickel Silver (or occasionally stainless steel) is the base metal onto which silver is plated. *EPSS stands for Electro Plated Stainless Steel and this is the current production style for Arthur Price of England silver plated ranges.

What does Epns mean on flatware?

Electroplated nickel silver EPNS: Electroplated nickel silver, commonly known as EPNS, is an alloy of nickel, copper, and zinc thats covered with a layer of pure silver in an electrochemical process.

Can you scrap cutlery?

Scrap Items Condition: The cutlery to be scrapped need not be in pristine condition but it should be usable. Any marks or bends should be superficial.

Can Epns cutlery go in dishwasher?

Newbridge Silverware EPNS cutlery may be cleaned in the dishwasher however it is vital that you adhere to a few simple rules. Never use rubber bands when storing EPNS cutlery, they cause severe discoloration. Do not leave the cutlery sitting in the Dishwasher for long periods of time or use a “Rinse and Hold” Cycle.

Where do I take old cutlery?

Cutlery (metal) can be disposed of at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

How do I dispose of old cutlery?

Narrowly cut open the top of a flexible plastic drink bottle and place the knives inside, points downwards; you could wrap them in newspaper first. You can then safely put this in the bin. Blunt knives can also be taken to the scrap-metal section at your recycling centre.

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