What’s the Score with 304?
Saffire Grill Company is committed to building the top of the line kamado. Our extensive use of 304 stainless steel has been a big part of that commitment from the very beginning.
Why Stainless Steel?
During World War I Allied forces 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.”
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International, sets the standards for stainless steel alloys using a numbering system. Combining nickel with chromium in a steel alloy improves resistance to rust. The number/type “304” stainless steel is composed of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, giving it a higher corrosion resistance than the more commonly used lower grades of stainless steel. While the 304 Stainless is more expensive it is still the preferred choice for commercial kitchens, high-end kitchens and outdoor appliances when the higher durability is needed or desired.
304 Stainless Steel in the Saffire Grill
Saffire’s Platinum Series Grills incorporate 100% 304 stainless steel on all hardware, inside and out! Even the more competitively priced Bronze Series grills incorporate the 304 Stainless on all interior components as well as the handle, patented Smokin’ Chip Feeder port, bottom ash door and all nuts and bolts.
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!