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What’s the Score with 304 Stainless Steel?

A brief guide to 304 Stainless steel
What’s the Score on 304?

Saffire Grill Company is committed to building the top of the line kamado brand. Saffire uses 304 stainless steel on our grills to fulfill that commitment.

Why Stainless Steel?

Have you ever had a problem with rust? Allied forces during World War I wanted to stop the inside of gun barrels from rusting. They hired Harry Brearley to crack the case. He solved the problem by adding 12.8% chromium to molten iron in 1913.

Stainless steel was widely incorporated across the multiple industries, including medicine, manufacturing, and communications. Its resistance to corrosion means it does not have to be replaced or repaired as much as conventional steel. As a result, some dub it “climate friendly.”

Stainless Options

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International, is the organization that sets standards for stainless steel alloys using a numbering system. Combining nickel with chromium in a steel alloy improves resistance to rust. 304 stainless steel is composed of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. It is more desirable for kitchen and outdoor use than lower grade stainless steel like the 202 alloy because it is more corrosion resistant.

304 Stainless Steel in the Saffire Grill

Saffire uses 304 stainless steel for its patented Smokin’ Chip Feeder port and bottom ash door on every size and class of grill we make. Our Silver class also has 304 stainless steel bands, hinges, and top temperature control. The Platinum class includes a 304 stainless steel handle.

Saffire also offers 304 Stainless steel carts with either bamboo or 304 side shelves. Every piece of 304 stainless steel on a Saffire Grill comes with the comfort and security of our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Spend less time worrying about rust caused by salt, dampness, or chlorine. Instead, spend more time thinking about your next tasty meal cooked on your new Saffire Grill!

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