Stainless Steel Quality
I read that 18/10 is the best quality for stainless steel, and that 18/0 is much cheaper but less durable.
I discovered that a lot of the clad pots and pans that have aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless have 18/10 stainless on the interior of the pan and 18/0 on the exterior. I suppose that the reason for the cheap stainless on the outside (aside from cost) is for induction cooking. I don't have an induction stove, and don't plan to buy one. I have a gas range. So 18/10 sounds better, but the pans I'm looking at have 18/0 on the outside. Does it make that much of a difference?
Also, how much difference is there between 18/8 and 18/10? (Most of the pans I'm looking at have 18/10, but some say 18/8.)