carbon steel


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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A year ago, the office searched premises of seven companies as part of a probe into heavy plate and flat carbon steel products. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Thyssenkrupp Warns on Profit Amid Major Overhaul," 9 Nov. 2018 If this seems like too much of a hassle, Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, recommends picking up cookware that comes pre-seasoned, like the carbon steel items from Lodge. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Cast Iron the Right Way," 27 Aug. 2018 The company specializes in mass production of carbon steel parts. David J. Lynch,, "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

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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