Published at Saturday, September 15th 2018, 10:22:18 AM by Hector Bethune. Tableware. Talking about the facts of this metal which are as follows, stainless steel is basically an alloy of steel, chromium and nickel and percentage of chromium is responsible for its durability and protects from heat, stains and corrosion. Where as nickel imparts the permanent bright look. With such amazing characteristics, this tableware is very famous amongst a lot of homeowners and professional chefs. With such elements in this particular metal it stays bright and new for a longer period of time, hence cookwares or tableware made of stainless steel remains in a well-to-do condition. A quality stainless steel should have proportions of 18/8, that is, 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel.