Stainless steel uses
Stainless steel is a very popular metal due to its versatility, relative low cost, ease of fabrication, aesthetic appeal and recyclability. Although you wouldn’t know it, stainless steel has a huge impact on everyday life and is used in a wide variety of industries. The list of applications for stainless steel is almost limitless, some of the main areas of use are:
Due to its ability to resist corrosion and ease to maintain, stainless steel is very commonly used in both domestic and commercial catering environments. In your home kitchen, you might find stainless steel used to make your sink, your oven, cutlery or canopy whereas commercially, is also used as worktops, splashbacks and boilers. Different grades of stainless are used for different applications depending on their need for corrosion resistance. 304, for example, is commonly used for cutlery and food preperation areas because of its need to be corrosion resistant whereas 430 might be used for your cooker hood and areas that do not come into direct contact with food.