Here you will find information concerning the properties and applications of the materials our products are made from and advice as to how to care for those products.
DIN X 5 Cr Ni 17-20 8,5-10 AISI 304, BS 304S15
Austenitic stainless steel, made up of nominally 18% chromium & 8-10% nickel. Strong, non magnetic & excellent for cold deep drawing/presswork e.g gastronorm pans. Poor heat conductor, therefore a good insulator. Extremely hygienic, non toxic & recyclable. Excellent corrosion resistance, although pitting can occur in cases of long contact with chlorides or acids e.g. salt and fruit acids. Can be sterilised and, polished, may discolour above 400°C and get damaged above 600°C
Dishwasher or manual cleaning with mild washing up liquid,
any surface rust can easily be removed with stainless steel cleaning creams e. g. Etolit® and lime scale/ calcium deposits with descaler products. Use stainless steel, as opposed to other metal scourers e.g. our 6000/050. Avoid putting hot items straight into cold water, as this can cause thermal shock
Special advise for cutlery.Food deposits which are not immediately removed will affect the surface of the cutlery
Dry all items thoroughly immediately after removing them from the dishwasher and store them away.