Comparing different grades of stainless steel cookware

Comparing different grades of stainless steel cookware with Avias Kitchenware

Stainless steel is a popular material for best kitchen cookware because of its durability, versatility, and resistance to corrosion. However, not all stainless steel is created equal, and different grades of safe 
stainless steel cookware sets can have varying degrees of quality, strength, and heat conductivity. In this blog, we will compare different grades of the best stainless steel cookware in India to help you make an informed decision when choosing healthy cookware sets for your kitchen.

Austenitic Stainless Steel (300 Series):  This is the most widely used grade for cookware and other uses for more durability. It is also known for its excellent corrosion resistance, formability, and weldability. There are 2 types of stainless steel grades in the 300 series:

Grade 304: This is the most commonly used grade of stainless steel. It contains 18% chromium and 8% or 10% nickel and is also known as 18/8 stainless steel. It is a high-quality, food-grade material commonly used in kitchen equipment, cutlery, and cookware. It is highly resistant to rust, staining, and corrosion and very durable, making it a popular choice for kitchen cookware sets, including cooking acidic foods. It is also easy to clean and maintain and dishwasher safe.

Avias triply cookware is made of 3 layers of metal in which 304 food grade stainless is included on the inner surface so it is great for cooking purpose as well as resistant to rust, staining and corrision. It is very durable and the best quality cookware used by many chefs and home cooks!Avias stainless steel triply cookware
Grade 316: This is a higher-quality grade of stainless steel. It contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel, and 2% molybdenum and is also known as marine-grade stainless steel. It is stronger, extremely durable and more resistant to corrosion than grade 304, making it ideal for use in marine environments, such as boats and submarines. However, it is also more expensive and not commonly used in cookware. Similar to 304, this grade of stainless steel is easy to maintain.grade 316 stainless steel

Ferritic Stainless Steel (400 Series):  This is used in many cookware and other places too. It is magnetic and less corrosion-resistant than austenitic steels (300 series) but offers good formability and affordability. This includes only one type of stainless steel grade:

Grade 430: This is a lower-quality grade of stainless steel. It contains 17% chromium and no nickel, making it magnetic and typically less expensive than other grades. It is commonly used in budget-friendly kitchen cookware sets. It is not as resistant to rust and corrosion as higher-quality grades. It is also not recommended for acidic foods or harsh environments. It is also more prone to discolouration and staining over time.

In Avias triply cookware, the Grade 430 steel is used on the bottom to be magnetic towards induction and electric cooktops. This will ensure that the cookware gets a good amount of heat and that the centre layer of aluminium evenly distributes the heat! This makes the triply cookware a great choice for the kitchen.
Avias Triply cookware construction with 430 grade steel

When choosing cookware made from stainless steel, it is essential to consider the grade of stainless steel used. Higher quality grades like 304 and 316 are a better choice for cookware for long-term use and are more resistant to rust and corrosion. They are also more durable and will maintain their appearance over time. On the other hand, lower-quality grades like 430 may be less expensive. Still, they are more prone to rust, discolouration, and staining over time.

In conclusion, when choosing a stainless steel cookware set, it is important to consider the grade of stainless steel used. You can check out our brand, Avias India (which creates 304 Stainless steel pressure cookerstriply cookware, etc.) The Indus Valley and Prestige have created a range of cookware that is both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional, making them a popular choice for both professional and home cooks alike.

Visit our other Kitchenware & Cookware Blogs and learn more about the best kitchen cookware sets. Choose the right kitchenware for you and your loved ones.

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