Why Stainless Steel Does Not Rust

Steel has been one of the most revolutionary’s discoveries that redefined its use and utility. It was discovered by metallurgist Harry Bradley in 1913. No wonder it has played an important role in the arena of kitchenware and utensils across the world. Steel packs a punch on other metals because f the fact that it has high tensile strength, low maintenance cost, longevity and scratch-resistance feature. But the biggest merit steel has is the corrosion resistant property.

Stainless steel is basically an alloy of several metals which form a stable film on the surface of the steel. This layer prevents it from further corrosion. The primary elements in the steel made for hard anodized cookware are iron, chromium, manganese, silicon, carbon and sometimes traces of nickel and molybdenum. When the steel is exposed to water or air, these alloying elements react with water and oxygen to form a thin stable film of corrosion products like metallic oxides and hydroxides. The reason why no rust is formed on the steel surface is because the stable film present which acts as a barrier to access of water or oxygen to the inner surfaces of the steel utensil. The rust which we see is the more visible corrosive layer commonly called as ‘rust’ which is prevented by the steel.

Chromium is an important part of the steel composition. In fact, there is 10% of chromium in their composition in all the steel utensils of the stainless steel utensils manufacturers in Delhi. This adds the ‘stainless’ tag of the steel. Steel utensils and tools have immensely popular in countries like India, Mexico and China. Another reason why it is favoured over other metals is because they do not need any paint, never corrodes under normal conditions and has lighter weight. This reduces the wear and tear costs making it the least expensive material cookware which is in use these days.

It is because of the rust free properties of the steel cookware which successfully counters the growing food poisoning and water contamination cases in the developing countries. So much so that the its chemical nature is almost inert to the acids or alkalis released by cooked food and additives, etc. Stainless steel cookware has also flourished in the households due to the ease in cleaning them, maintenance of hygiene and sanitation etc. Steel is relatively easy metal to be molded in the shape and vessel of choice which makes it easy to make almost anything starting from fork, spoon to the larger vessels like sauce pan and handi. In the years to come, the stainless steel manufacturers in India are set to see a high demand for stainless steel utensils which would bolster the robust industrial recovery in the emerging economies. Sourabh Steel is one of the best steel utensil manufacturers which are on the forefront to produce stainless steel utensils which are known for its corrosion-resistant property which distinguishes it from the other metals. Add to that, the value for money is doubled with our products high durability rate.

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