Is ‘stainless steel’ the same as ‘steel’?
No. While both are alloys known for their strength, stainless steel is considerably more expensive because of its many added benefits. Stainless steel was discovered more than 200 years ago and is most revered for its non-corroding, non-staining, non-porous, antibacterial properties. There are different grades of stainless steel, for use in different applications. At DALCINI™, we use 201,304 and 316 grades. It is the type most commonly used in commercial kitchens and hospitals around the world.
Are DALCINI™ Stainless containers dishwasher safe? I have other stainless steel products and they are "hand wash only".
Can they go in the refrigerator? microwave?
Are the containers leakproof?
The containers have a tight seal, however, they are not designed for liquids such as soup. They are ideal for dry contents such as cheese, crackers, fruit etc. When using thicker contents such as yogurt, we recommend using lunch bags that hold the contents upright to minimize any risk of a leak.
Where are your products made?
DALCINI™ Stainless products are ethically made in India with the skilled craftsmanship that has been used for over 200 years. No child-labor has been used in making our products.
I hear the term 18/8 stainless steel, what does it mean? Are yours 18/8?
Stainless steel is an alloy, meaning it is a mix of metals. 18/8 is a simple classification that indicates the amount of 2 ingredients; chromium and nickel. ie 18/8 is 18% chromium 8% nickel. This very simplistic classification is not an indicator of quality as it does not indicate which other metals have been added. ie you can have high quality 18/8 and a very low quality 18/8. Most stainless steel experts agree that knowing the series the raw material is from ie 200 or 300 series, is a indicator of how the material will hold up in its intended use. Using this classification, we use food grade and medical grade stainless steel (201, 304 and 316).