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    • Rhyglwyn
    • By Rhyglwyn 16th Jul 17, 1:34 PM
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    Stainless Steel warning
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    • 16th Jul 17, 1:34 PM
    Stainless Steel warning 16th Jul 17 at 1:34 PM
    We make bespoke kitchens. My husband worked for years at British Steel.
    I am sick and tired of buying products that are stated as stainless steel and then after a time they obviously are not. Stainless steel can corrode if not kept clean but it does not rust.

    I have bought very expensive stainless steel items in the past that have turned out to be plated, you cannot tell by looking at it.
    All I can say is consumers beware, and suppliers get your act together!
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
    magnet man comes in handy when buying new kitchens and old rusty cars ,
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 16th Jul 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:21 PM
    For years I used to believe the magnet trick but there are some stainless steels that are magnetic (to a degree). Ferritic Stainless Steel is magnetic whilst austenitic Stainless Steel is not.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
    For years I used to believe the magnet trick but there are some stainless steels that are magnetic (to a degree). Ferritic Stainless Steel is magnetic whilst austenitic Stainless Steel is not.
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    and the question is , which is the correct stainless steek to manufacture a sink out of?

    point taken on "degree" however a tin plate sink that is plated is a greater degree when it comes to the magnet test
    • B_G_B
    • By B_G_B 16th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
    and the question is , which is the correct stainless steek to manufacture a sink out of?
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    Lots of suitable grades. The most common being 316.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
    Lots of suitable grades. The most common being 316.
    Originally posted by B_G_B
    is 316 a Ferritic ?
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 16th Jul 17, 6:41 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:41 PM
    is 316 a Ferritic ?
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    316 is austenitic.
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