The main ingredients in Stainless steel are iron, chrome and nickel making it resistant to heat. Stainless steel also has anti bacterial characteristics, and as such is used in the food processing industry. Stainless is also used in hospitals, automotive, schools, and restaurants to name a few.
304 STAINLESS STEEL
Type 304 stainless steel is a T 300 Series Stainless Steel austenitic. It has a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, combined with a maximum of 0.08% carbon. It is defined as a Chromium-Nickel austenitic alloy. Grade 304 is the standard “18/8” stainless that you will probably see in your pans and cookery tools.
316 STAINLESS STEEL
316 Stainless steel is stainless steel that contains about 12-14% nickel