Stainless-steel enriches life like no other material. It makes all days life easier, gives an efficient energy supply, ensures warmth and light, makes it easier for people to travel, gives your life security and provides exemplary work at the environmental protection. You can expect steel everywhere. Old and trust but still new and exciting. Stainless-steel makes life easier.
There are more than 100 different kinds of stainless-steel.
Therefore there are different stainless-steels for different corrosive conditions available. Those steels have got a fascinating characteristic: They are self-repairing.
Because of the steel’s alloying agents content the surface develops, in easy words, a passive layer.
If the steel’s surface gets damaged this passive layer, which is only a few atomic layers thick, develops itself under the influence of oxygen or water.
This passive layer is the reason why stainless-steel needs no extra corrosion protection and can look like new, also after many decades.
Stainless-steel is neutral to food
Stainless-steel is easy to clean
In outdoor arias the rain’s cleaning efficiency is usually sufficient enough to prevent damages.
You can also use a stainless steel cleaner but you always should use a soft towel for cleaning.
You can use chrome polish to clean neglected surfaces. Greasy or oily soiling can be removed with an alcoholic cleaner. Be careful that you do not spread the soiling instead of removing it.
This you should avoid
The high-alloyed steel should have no contact with black steel. Iron depositions on stainless steel destroy the high-alloyed stainless steel’s passive layer and lead to patches of corrosion. If this happens (by external rust or by steel containing cleaners or by accessory) use a warm or hot (60°-140°) high-pressure cleaner.
Even for a prophylactically cleaning you must not use a chloride or hydrochloric acid containing cleaner as well as a silver polish.