carbon steel

noun

Definition of carbon steel 

: a strong hard steel that derives its physical properties from the presence of carbon and is used in hand tools and kitchen utensils

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The company specializes in mass production of carbon steel parts. David J. Lynch, chicagotribune.com, "The hidden costs of 'America First' tariffs," 7 June 2018 Feder says that the blades on most knives are made from either stainless steel or carbon steel. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The Best Affordable Chef's Knives and How to Keep Them Sharp," 8 July 2018 Avoid cutting things high in acid with a carbon steel knife, as those ingredients can cause a film to form on the blade. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The Best Affordable Chef's Knives and How to Keep Them Sharp," 8 July 2018 Wood-burning carbon steel or Cor-Ten steel firepit with optional grate and cedar tabletop. Tim Mckeough, sacbee, "Shopping tips for firepits," 22 June 2018 Perhaps the most remarkable new products to be available for just $3 each, however, are the stainless and carbon steel grooming tools. Marci Robin, Allure, "Brandless Just Added More Than a Dozen New $3 Products to Its Beauty Line," 19 June 2018 The Kikuichis use a relatively soft SK steel, sandwiched around blue carbon steel known as ao-ko. Joe Ray, WIRED, "You Need a New Kitchen Knife," 18 May 2018 Put the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in a cast-iron, nonstick or carbon steel skillet over medium-high heat, and heat until the oil shimmers. Daniel Neman, charlotteobserver, "Cooking for one doesn’t have to be a problem," 24 Apr. 2018 The carbon steel outer wall, however, is only designed to hold gas chilled to minus 25 degrees, according to the order. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Sabine Pass LNG ordered to shut down leaking gas storage tanks," 9 Feb. 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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