Do you know what is the material in our commonly used stainless steel tableware? Usually we use 304.430 or 210 material. Despite its name stainless steel, it can also rust. Sadly we discarded it in this case, but it didn't work either.
Did you know it will rust? Generally, stainless steel has the ability to resist oxidation, which is the principle that prevents it from rusting. And has corrosion resistance. It has a thin and stable oxide film on the surface, which can prevent oxidation, so it will not rust.
However, in a certain environment, if the oxide film is damaged, the metal surface will rust continuously, which is the reason why the stainless steel rusts I just mentioned. Do you know how to maintain stainless steel cutlery without rusting? Please note the following: If the surface of stainless steel utensils is stained with organic liquids, such as after chopping vegetables and pickling dinners, do not clean them immediately. Under aerobic conditions, the oxide film on the surface of stainless steel will corrode for a long time, and be destroyed and rusted.
Therefore, we should pay attention to stainless steel utensils and clean them immediately after use. Try to avoid stainless steel tableware encountering acid and alkali. Prolonged use will damage the oxide film.
If acidic and alkaline substances, such as large amounts of sulfides and carbon oxides, are encountered in polluted air, it is easy to cause rust. Therefore, we recommend that if stainless steel cutlery is to be maintained, it needs to be cleaned frequently to remove attachments. Also, we try to use high-quality products when choosing materials.
For example, near the ocean and wet areas, we try to choose 316/304 material. Stainless steel. The above are the key points we want to tell you today, let you know why stainless steel tableware will rust, and you also learn the skills of maintenance and product selection, so that the service life of your stainless steel tableware will be greatly increased.