Stainless steel is certainly one of the most widely used materials when it comes to making kitchen equipment. From pots and pans to kitchen appliances, you can find stainless steel almost anywhere. It is one of the safest materials to use when it comes to cookware, and it is virtually indestructible.
It is a common choice for many professional chefs and home enthusiasts, because it does not react to food in any way and is also rust resistant.
Stainless steel is able to withstand high temperatures reasonably well too and very robust, which makes it the perfect option for a busy professional chef.
Stainless steel is an alloy of iron with chromium which provides its remarkable qualities. Chromium basically creates a thin layer on the surface of the steel which prevents any corrosion. Stainless steel also contains varying amounts of Carbon, Manganese, Silicon, Nickel and Molybdenum.
If you’re curious to know what exactly goes into a piece of stainless steel cookware, it is important to know that this material comes in different grades. This grade is the number that will tell you the exact components of a certain piece of stainless steel.
These numbers are usually stamped on the cookware. Grade 304 is by far the most common in cookware. If you see the numbers 18/8 or 18/10, this means the stainless steel is grade 304. The first number represents the percentage of chromium in the alloy (18%), and the second number represents the percentage of nickel (8% or 10%). Grade 304 stainless steel is perfectly safe for cooking.
SQ Professional stainless steel Lustro range includes casserole sets,cookware sets, 3 tier steamer and roasting tins. Our products are crafted from premium grade 18/10 stainless steel, the ideal choice material of professional cooks.