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  • The Pros & Cons of Type 304 vs Type 316 Stainless Steel


    Type 304 and Type 316 are the most popular and widely used types of stainless steel. From sight, it’s extremely difficult to tell the difference between the grades as they look almost identical and the differences are easy to miss. The biggest difference between type 304 and 316 is molybdenum. This is present in type 316 stainless steel. It is a chemical element used for the strengthening and hardening of steel. The main function of molybdenum in type 316 stainless steel is to resist...

  • Creating the Perfect Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchen


    Outdoor kitchens allow you to enjoy the splendor and beauty of nature while preparing delicious meals for yourself, your family, and for treasured friends. But, as you know, the elements can wreak havoc with conventional cooking equipment. That's why stainless steel is such an incredible material. It offers all the durability and weather resistance you could ever want at a price you can afford. Here's why we say that: 1. Stainless steel's high alloy content shrugs off the effects of w...

  • Introduction to Stainless Steel


    Unlike iron, which has been in use for over a thousand years, stainless steel is a relative newcomer to the materials science world, having first been produced a little over 100 years ago. This may seem hard to believe at first, given the ubiquity of the metal in almost every facet of modern life, but this is simply a testament to what an important breakthrough stainless steel was. The metal has revolutionized the modern world and has found applications in almost every manufacturing sector...

  • Stainless Steel Residential Kitchen Renovations


    Stainless steel residential kitchens are a hot trend right now in design. Not only is stainless steel sleek, modern and clean; it’s practical, hygienic and long lasting. We all know about stainless steel appliances and sinks, but let’s look at the other uses that stainless steel has in a residential kitchen. Pot Racks: Stainless Steel Pot Racks are heavy duty and stylish. There are several designs and uses to fit your kitchen needs. Countertops: Stainless Steel Tops are widel...

  • Stainless Steel in Hospital Settings


    There are an abundance of reasons hospitals and other health care facilities use stainless steel. Sterile & Cleanliness are at the top of that priority lists. Hospitals choose stainless steel regarding storage and other surfaces for that reason. There are many advantages to using stainless steel storage in a hospital or another other health care areas that always need to be clean and sanitary. The following reasons are the 3 top reasons why stainless steel is best, you may recognize t...

  • Why is custom stainless steel fabrication the right choice for my residential kitchen?


    Choosing the equipment and furnishings for your Residential Kitchen is a decision that will affect your life daily.  The kitchen is a space that most every family utilizes on a daily basis, making the design and choice of furnishings crucial decisions. Historically stainless steel has been the primary material chosen for restaurants and eateries across the globe due to design simplicity, easy installation, cleanliness and durability. Stainless steel has more recently become a choice m...

  • Do your existing countertops need a facelift?


    Are your existing countertops looking old and out dated, like this?     Looking for something stylish, durable and lasting, such as this?     SFI can take your existing countertops and replace them with a new top quality stainless steel countertop! With Stainless Steel Appliances being the trend in modern kitch...

  • The Most Common Uses of Stainless Steel


      Five factors contribute to making Stainless Steel the ideal material for an extremely wide range of applications: It's Strength, Corrosion Resistance, 100% Ability to be Recycled, Low Maintenance, and Long Life Cycle make Stainless Steel an essential part of everyday life.  Let's explore some of the most common uses of Stainless Steel in the modern world...     ...

  • How can stainless steel fabrication improve my laboratory/medical facility?


    Medical facilities and laboratories have many concerns to contend with on any given day. You deal with biohazards, pathogens, and more on a routine basis. You are constantly cleaning and disinfecting in order to avoid contamination and cross contamination in your daily routine. Stainless steel fabrication can help you make many improvements to your laboratory or medical facility. Some are more obvious than others, but all of these improvements help to ensure the safety of patients and sta...

  • Why Stainless Steel is the best choice when constructing or remodeling an outdoor kitchen!


    Summer is in full swing! Summer vacation, summer holidays and warm, beautiful weather is when family and friends gather for cookouts and parties the most! Why not enjoy these gatherings in a new, sleek & stylish stainless steel outdoor kitchen? When the weather is beautiful outside, cooking indoors can be a tight fit and sometimes leaves the cook feeling isolated in a kitchen and not able to socialize and enjoy their guests. Not to mention that running the oven or the stove and having ...