Stainless steel is one of the most useful ferrous metals around. Ever since it was discovered that the addition of nickel and chromium to ordinary mild steel greatly improved its corrosion resistance, it has been used in the home and industry for a wide variety of uses.
In the home it is mostly used in the kitchen. Nearly all modern kitchen utensils, other than those made of plastic, are manufactured from stainless steel. Kitchen knives in particular need to be strong and corrosion resistant so they are usually made of stainless steel. The same goes for slotted spoons, fish slices and many other kitchen utensils. We can also look to the bathroom. Our Des Moines bathroom remodeling company was just here talking about the stainless steel faucets,
In industry, stainless steel is nearly always used in food production for tanks, vessels and pipework. It is easy to keep clean and doesn’t corrode. The chemical industry also finds stainless steel invaluable for the manufacture of equipment needed to contain some of the most corrosive chemicals in existence.
Stainless steel is also used in art for the production of outdoor sculptures and installations where rust would destroy the beauty of the artwork. Some artists want their work to corrode to give it a unique finish, but many would prefer the clean and polished finish that only stainless steel can provide.
This is just a short introduction to the many uses of stainless steel but much more could be written about its applications, for example, in medicine.
It seems as though every single piece that I have added to my kitchen cookware has non-stick coatings on it. However, when I was at a friend’s house recently for a dinner party, I noticed that she has all stainless steel items and loves them. I helped her with a couple of the dishes and I noticed that stainless steel seems to hold the heat better and it adds convenience of more even cooking.
I do have some stainless steel utensils for cooking, as well as some bowls that I like to use when I am mixing for baking. I also recently got a stainless steel ‘egg’ that I can use to rub my fingers on after I cut up onions. It actually takes the onion smell off of my fingers, which is truly magical. I think it would probably work for garlic and other pungent items that you cook with.
The more that I look into stainless steel, the more value I see in the different ways that it can be integrated into my life, and the many ways that it has benefited society as a whole. This is a durable material that really gives you the longevity and uses that you need for your day to day living.
When I started college, I bought a cheap cutlery set that had some plastic handles on the end. I didn’t really care how cheap they were, as long as they worked. The cutlery worked pretty well for a few years, but eventually the handles would break off to the point where I couldn’t put them back together anymore. Initially, I didn’t care too much if I lost one or two because I had plenty of cutlery, but when more and more began to break, I became alarmed.
A friend recommended that I get some solid stainless steel cookware and leave the stuff with the plastic handles behind. The solid steel cutlery pieces don’t cost that much more than the ones with the plastic handles, which makes the entire situation silly. If I had been thinking clearly, I could have just bought the solid steel cutlery in the first place and I wouldn’t have had to deal with the cutlery falling apart.
My new stainless steel cutlery set came with a compartmentalized storage tray. The design on the cutlery makes it look fancier than it actually is, which is fine because people don’t usually care what the cutlery is made from unless they take a look at the back of it. Cutlery is one of the most popular forms of stainless steel.
Hi! My name is Jen and I’m a student at Northern Arizona University. I’m studying interior design, and we got talking about the many applications of stainless steel. I confess it’s not an area that I’m familiar with, so I decided to research and write a blog about it to get my blogging chops back.
There are many different types of metal, but one we hear about commonly is stainless steel. It is used in many areas around the home but there are also a number of industrial uses as well. Due to the strength of the metal, along with its resistance to corrosion, you will find it in some surprising areas. Here are a few for your consideration.
The construction industry certainly does make use of this product and it can be seen when you look at the architecture of many famous buildings. For example, stainless steel was used in the construction of the Chrysler Building, and certainly, it has an iconic status. Since it is a sustainable metal, being 100% recyclable, it is also a preferred metal in many buildings. The automotive industry also uses this metal in everything from the trim and grills on many cars all the way up to shipping containers and other transportation vehicles.
Other places where you will find this metal include around the home, in hospitals and even in offshore oil rigs. There are so many different uses for stainless steel that it might be easier to ask where it isn’t used!
After using Teflon pans for so many years, I became tired of seeing their chipped bottoms. I made it a mission to upgrade my cookware. I thought about using cast iron pans, but I remembered how heavy they are and the maintenance needed to keep the pan in perfect condition. I preferred something with a little less work, so I looked into stainless steel pans. These pans don’t carry the same weight as something like cast iron, but they’re more durable than the weaker pans and don’t have anything that will chip off into my food.
I bought a set of the steel pans and washed them off to remove any oil or debris that may have been put on them in the factory. Whenever I get a new set of pans, I always like to test them. The easiest test for a pan is frying an egg. A little butter in the pan and my egg fried up perfectly, which was a major improvement compared to the chipped Teflon pan. I used the large pot to make a little spaghetti sauce. I was even able to use one of the pans to cook some fish with the skin side down.