Corrosion-resistant stainless steel sheet and stainless steel pipe is used for cookware and cutlery, as well as for commercial kitchens.
What kind of stainless is used in kitchens?
The most popular grades of kitchen and food quality stainless steel are 304 and 316. 304 stainless steel is usually used for kitchen appliances and equipment and the most highly used stainless steel. 316 stianless steel is considered to be more surgical grade and used for cutlery with a smoother finish and prevents certain types of corrosion.
Should I use 304 or 316 for kitchen?
Most stainless steel ordered around the world is Grade 304. It offers the standard corrosion resistance, formability, strength, and easy maintenance for which stainless is known. While 316 comes in second in terms of quantities sold, 316 SS is more chemically-resistant in a variety of applications, and especially when dealing with salt and stronger acidic compounds such as lemon or tomato juice.
On average, 316 stainless steel is more expensive than 304 stainless steel,the price of 316 stainless steel 40% higher than the price of 304 SS stainless steel.