Why is stainless steel stainless
Stainless steel is stainless because it is made from Teflon and
everyone knows nothing sticks to Teflon. Because nothing sticks
to it then nothing can discolor it or stain it. Because nothing
can stain it well, it is rather "stainless."
Now, this doesn't make sense, you say. If it is made of Teflon
then why not just call it Teflon instead of stainless steal? Well
stainless steel used to be a misnomer in that it wasn't really stainless.
Stainless steel used to be made of copper and as everyone knows,
copper turns green after a while, so this choice of name was very
When manufacturers started making stainless steel from Teflon and
noticed that it doesn't stain, then the name stainless steel stuck.
And, as you know, getting anything, even a name stuck to Teflon
is a major ordeal.