stainless steel


Definition of stainless steel 

: an alloy of steel with chromium and sometimes another element (such as nickel or molybdenum) that is practically immune to rusting and ordinary corrosion

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Be prepared and eat well with this compact stainless steel multitool that has a spork, bottle opener, hex wrench, screwdriver and more. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Gear to turn your day hike into an overnighter," 8 June 2018 Set a large, stainless steel bowl inside and make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: How to make the richest, creamiest scrambled eggs," 30 Apr. 2018 The stainless steel bowls of the Fagor and Instant Pot were slightly better than the Breville’s and Crock-Pot’s nonstick surfaces at browning and caramelizing, which help create those crispy edges and nutty flavors in proteins or produce. Paul Schrodt, WSJ, "Does the Instant Pot Actually Live Up to the Hype?," 11 Apr. 2018 For picnics and road trips, these stackable enameled stainless steel bowls are portability at its chicest. Zoë Sessums, Bon Appetit, "The Best Kitchen Products to Buy at Anthropologie’s Spring Sale," 6 Apr. 2018 Prepare an ice bath using two stainless steel bowls. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Soup," 27 Mar. 2018 Place the vinegar mixture into a stainless steel bowl and whisk in 1 1⁄2 cups extra virgin olive oil to vinegar. Redbook, "Marinated Artichokes," 21 Mar. 2012 Tables are crowded together in that dyspeptic haze, and the stainless steel bones of the buffet abide whether it’s buffet time or not. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: India Oven brings the heat on West Avenue," 12 July 2018 Eventually Dima emerged from the back room with a large, modern, stainless steel trash can. Keith Gessen, Longreads, "My Brother Comes to Moscow," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of stainless steel

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stainless steel was in 1917

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English Language Learners Definition of stainless steel

: a type of steel that does not rust

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Kids Definition of stainless steel

: an alloy of steel and chromium that is resistant to stain, rust, and corrosion

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