·Stainless steel is commonly known as rust-free steel (RFS) or Inox. This is a ferrous alloy that increases the corrosion resistance of a substance by the addition of chrome and nickel. The principle is based on protecting the surface area by means of chrome-oxide and nickel-oxide molecules.
·These molecules are much larger than the underlying iron molecules, which prevents the latter from binding with oxygen and forming iron oxides – better known as rust.
GENERAL CARE & MAINTENANCE
Since stainless steel is not totally impervious to corrosion, it is recommended that the item be cleaned regularly with mild soap and water to prevent any stubborn stains from building up.