What is the Difference Between 304 and 316 Stainless Steel?

Generally speaking, the more common tableware in our life is stainless steel tableware, or ceramic and bone china tableware. Generally speaking, many people choose tableware made of stainless steel when they choose spoons or pots, because stainless steel rust There are many points, stainless steel can resist corrosion and high temperature, and the service life is very long. So what problems should we pay attention to when purchasing this kind of tableware? What is the difference between the two models of stainless steel 304 and 316

Generally speaking, the main component of 304 stainless steel is OCr18Ni9. This kind of stainless steel is widely used in home life. It is generally used to make various tableware, kettle or stainless steel pot. Generally, this material can satisfy us. The normal needs in life. 


The 316 model stainless steel is based on the addition of molybdenum to the 304 stainless steel. Because of the addition of molybdenum, the corrosion resistance and heat resistance of the 3016 stainless steel are better improved, so the use of 316 stainless steel is even more Widely, in general, many medical equipment will also use 316 stainless steel, so the price will be more expensive than 304 stainless steel. If it is judged by the naked eye, we can’t really distinguish the difference between the two.

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