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Stainless Steel Products

Updated on July 27, 2012

For years household kitchens have been the same, with typically all white products. Fridges, freezers and dishwashers were virtually identical except for shape and size. Manufacturing ideas are changing from those days. Stainless steel products are now the in thing for all kitchen appliances.

For decades stainless steel was only available to big businesses in kitchens and restaurants. Now it is working its way into homes everywhere.

Stainless steel cookware

The stainless steel cookware not only looks good it is durable, and the quality is better and will last you a lifetime. It is easy to clean and keep shiny while the heavy base holds the heat better. Scratches would ruin the surfaces of other products whereas stainless steel doesn’t have this problem. Foods can be prepared without worrying about leaving any permanent stains from pigments or other dyes, simply because stainless does not stain.

With so many new choices of non stick frying pan cook ware, it is hard to know how to choose which non stick fry pan to buy.

Stainless steel accessories

This covers a large range of products, rubbish bins to showers, soap dispensers to furniture.  Stainless steel started appearing in home around the 1980’s. A gradual increase in appliances started in a so called modern house, with the shiny new metallic finish advertising to everyone that you had a brand new kitchen.

The ease of cleaning is one of the contributory reasons for its increase in sales and popularity, and the added bonus of the non rust stainless steel products. Health is another feature of its success; we all need to feel confident in the cleanliness of the products that we cook our food in.

Stainless steel products look good for years and outlast any other type of kitchen appliance. It is so popular that many homes now have stainless steel appliances installed when the homes are built.  It will eradicate the need to replace your fridges, and dishwashers for many years to come, as it will outlast all other types.

Stainless Steel Tiles

If you are really want to make an impression on someone and are keen on stainless steel then why not go for tiles in your bathroom. You got it; they are both modern and unique.  Personally I would not use them on a floor, although they would give a great effect around the walls of your bathroom.  No more looking for that little mirror to see the back of your hair as the tiles are built in mirrors.

Manufacturers advertise these with a lifetime warranty, and they are probably right.  They would not wear out or rust, although I would not drag anything sharp across any of the tiles.  It could scratch or mark them.  Although if you have the money, then I suppose you could replace them after thirty years or so. What do you think?

Stainless steel tools

I bet you didn’t know that you can buy stainless steel tools? That’s right men deserve to have good tools just as much as mum wants the best in her kitchen.

There are too many stainless steel tools to mention, although I will give you a few ideas on what you can buy dad for Christmas now:

·         Stainless steel pliers and wrenches

·         Stainless steel mallet and hammers

·         Stainless steel clamps

·         Stainless steel screwdrivers

·         Stainless steel toolboxes

·         Stainless steel sockets and spanners

Well now that should give you a few things to think about.

Variance of grades in stainless steel

There are several grades of stainless steel in production in the world. Some will exhibit great resistance to chloride pitting and crevice corrosion. The higher alloy content means they are more expensive whereas the duplex steels do the same job for a lower cost. Duplex stainless steels have high chromium and lower nickel contents.

Cleaning Stainless Steel

Now that you have all this nice shiny stainless steel products you will want to know how to clean it. People are often put off from buying stainless steel because it shows fingerprints more easily than the white finished fridges and freezers.

Do not be put off for that reason, although you can normally use a mixture of soap and water. The best way to remove them is with a small application of olive oil. Use a drop of oil on a paper towel and wipe over the surface, it’s that simple, no more finger prints.

If by any chance they do lose their sheen, you can bring back the old shine with vinegar. Use a drop of cider or white vinegar on a dampened cloth; it will also remove any other marks on your stainless steel appliances.

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      Silverbonds 7 years ago

      Nice feed on ways steel has progressed very informative

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Silverbond, thanks for that, yest stainless is used now more than ever.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      It is very popular in the UK nowadays

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      yes here too. I have the s/s stove and a kettle and toaster thats all. cant afford others. And me not good housecleaner. Too busy writing

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Stainless floor tiles, never heard of that but now I gotta go look that up LOL, thanks for the informative hub.

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      xunlei 7 years ago

      yeah,great

      I'll keep your post

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      Linda Myshrall 7 years ago

      Hi Eileen, Excellent hub, as usual. I didn't know about the vinegar trick!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      xuniei, thanks for reading this.

      linda, yes its amazing what u can do with vinegar

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      Kara L.  7 years ago

      Cleaning stainless steel skillets, pots and pans correctly is very important. The reason is that scour spots make a hot spot in the metal. Stainless steel is already a poor and uneven conductor of heat and when you get a bad spot, your food will burn because that one spot is always hotter.

      Thanks for the cleaning tip!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Kara L, yes I agree with you, I could even burn meals with my rena ware pots too. Thanks for stopping by.

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      ailang 7 years ago

      stainless steel products are great and make keep healthy. Fortunately,there are many items that have ingredients of stainless steel. Such as water dispenser, shower and many more. great hub!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      ailang, yes they are making more and more all the time thats for sure. thanks for stopping by

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      Rose 2 years ago

      Good points all around. Truly apdeeciatrp.

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