What is Cast Stainless Steel?
Cast stainless steel refers to the investment casting process of stainless steel alloys. Stainless steel casting can creat various types of complex stainless steel cookware parts.
The stainless steel casting process begins with injecting wax into high precision dies. The wax patterns that are produced through either method are then assembled onto a sprue along with a ceramic pour cup.
These wax setups are then surrounded with a silica slurry mixture and refractory zircon sand. This is generally the longest stage in stainless steel casting process since the shell must dry completely before applying additional coats. Once the shell has properly dried, the wax patterns inside are burned out through a strong heated pressure chamber called an autoclave. Once all wax is removed, pour stainless steel into the shell.
After cooling of stainless steel, they head to finishing where the ceramic shell is taken off the cookware parts. The parts are then cut off the sprue, sent to blast, grind, and mirror polished to achieve shinning and smooth surface.
The Cast Stainless Steel Advantage
While there are many methods to process cookware parts, cast stainless steel is unique because it allows you to obtain highly complex shapes. Moreover, it is the top choice for applications that require exceptional resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel’s corrosion resistance is due to its high level of chromium, at least 10.5%.
Here are the reasons to love cast stainless steel cookware. Cast stainless steel cookware:
1. Won’t rust
2. Easy clean
3. Can be used in a long time and not wear
4. Can be washed in the dishwasher and soaked in the sink
5. Is superior to stainless steel in heat conduction
6. Resists scratching
7. Is durable
8. Is healthy for human body
9. Releases food easily
Cast Stainless Steel vs Cast Iron
Cast iron and stainless steel share a lot of similarities — they’re both durable, versatile, and add an amazing sear to your food. A cast iron pan is a classic piece of cookware, and when cared for, can last a lifetime. Although the weighty material does require significant muscle and maintenance, it may be worth it for all the delicious dishes you can make with one. Plus, with its dark, rustic charm, a cast iron pan can easily double as a beautiful serving dish.
Probably the most popular metal in the kitchen, stainless steel also offers a number of benefits. The material itself is much lighter and non-reactive, which makes the pans perfect for pretty much any kind of cooking. Stainless steel can sear, sauté, poach, caramelize, fry, and more. Plus, when all the dishes are done, cleaning a stainless steel skillet can be done in minutes.
|Cast Stainless Steel||Cast Iron|
|How It’s Made|
|Molten stainless steel is poured into a mold and left to set. Once cooled it is released from the mold. Cookware is fine-tuned for use.||Liquid iron is poured into a mold and left to set. Once cooled the mold is cut away and the cookware is fine-tuned for use.|
|Advantages While Cooking|
|Heats up quickly||Takes time to heat up|
|Provides even heating||Provides even heating|
|stainless steel pans and handles can be used stovetop and in oven||Can be used stovetop and in oven|
|Cools down quickly||Retains heat – takes a long time to cool down|
|Releases food easily with PFOA-free nonstick coating||Can release food easily after much use and seasoning|
|Does not rust||Vulnerable to rust|
|Easy to clean – can be soaked in sink and run thru dishwasher||Hard to clean|
What CFS Can Offer?
CFS Foundry is the top leading Stainless Steel Investment Casting Manufacturer in Ningbo, China. We have been working in stainless steel casting and machining industry for more than 30 years. Cookware is one of the applications where our cast stainless steel parts are served. Based on our rich manufacturing experience, we can offer:
- Stainless Steel Casting – Supplying OEM casting service from client’s CAD drawing, producing any type of cast stainless steel cookware part you want.
- Machining – Is a value added service when the machining of cast stainless steel cookware part is needed.
- Surface Polishing – Mirror polishing service is provided to meet a mirror appearance.
- Custom Package – Can customize package according to your demand.
- Transportation – Located in Ningbo, China, you can enjoy convenient transportation by ordering cast stainless steel cookware parts from CFS.
If you are looking for a good supplier for your cast stainless steel cookware project, pls feel free to contact us. We will offer a full solution with competitive prices.