stainless steel is an alloy of

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and chromium, and is one of the most widely used metals in the world. It has a wide range of uses from kitchen utensils to surgical instruments and has excellent durability and corrosion resistance. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, each with unique properties. The most common is 304 stainless steel, which contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Also known as “18/8” stainless steel because of its construction.

Other common grades include 316 (containing 16% chromium and 10% nickel), 430 (containing 17% chromium), and 201 (containing 16% chromium). Stainless steel’s combination of properties makes it an ideal material for many applications. Sturdy and durable, yet easy to make and clean. It also has low thermal conductivity and is resistant to corrosion.