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Stainless steel wire household use

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Stainless steel is now the most commonly used material of choice for household appliances and utensils due to its “food compatibility” and more generally to its resistance to various types of corrosion.

Leaving aside the important segment of interior decoration, stainless steel wire finds its place in a very wide array of household applications, either in straightened cut lengths, formed or shaped parts or as wire mesh. We will segment here the household uses as follows:

Kitchen & cookware utensils: There are many kitchen utensils which use stainless steel wire at the various stages of home food preparation and cooking. Noteworthy:

- wire whips, wire mixers, wire mashers made of formed, assembled individual wires

- strainers, large and small, combining wire mesh and single wire handles

- butter, cheese, cake slicers/cutters

Cooking & storage: In this broadly defined category, most applications involve single wire or coarse weaves.

- frying baskets either made of formed and electropolished wire or using wire mesh

- anti-splatter covers for frying pans made of tight wire mesh

- oven and barbecue grids and related woven meshs

- storage, refrigerator or strainer racks, sometimes with mesh wire

Electrical appliances: Stainless steel wires are present in every modern electrical appliances in a wide variety of applications. Just to mention a few well known or sometimes overlooked uses:

- welding wire of stainless formed sheets in dishwashers, washing machines, dryers

- wire mesh filters in dishwashers

- spring wire in “on/off” switches, closing clamps in drum washing machines, etc…

Miscellaneous other domestic uses:

- upscale bathrooms: soap holders, flexible metal hoses made of fine braided wire

- springs in a large variety of aerosol spray systems used in cleaning with bleach, etc…

- springs in beauty or luxury sprayers : hair spray, perfumes/fragrances.

In view of the very diverse household uses, a wide variety of stainless steel grades are encountered : austenitic grades 304, sometimes 316 are the most used, but a substantial proportion of simple utensils use ferritic grade 430 (mixer whips, mesh strainers, etc...), all the more so in view of the cost difference with Ni-containing grades. Aerosol spray spring wires sometimes require high corrosion resistance necessitating the use of super-stainless grades such as 904L.

Contributed by Philippe Maitrepierre – Doctor of Science (PhD) in Materials

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