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Why Is Stainless Steel Stainless

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 bad.

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.












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