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Old 09-15-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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Skewers 316 + electropolishing

I have a cheap set of standard BBQ skewers which have lasted me for a couple of years irregular use, but find them rusting and discoloured.

I read that Stainless Steel 316 with a decent (18) Nickel and Chromium (10) content makes for a far more rust resistant coating. I also read that electropolishing makes stainless steel even more reliable, but have not seen any food skewers with this level of finish.

I am just looking to use them for drying out beef jerky in a domestic home oven, but I wanted them to be pristine for each use, does anybody know of where I could purchase something along these lines please?

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Old 09-15-2018, 03:58 PM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Master-Cook-S...70_&dpSrc=srch
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:19 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention that I am in the UK.

I see the same product on a UK listing, but without that detail:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Master-Cook...70_&dpSrc=srch
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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I have made jerky in the oven just hanging them with paper clips. How do you use skewers?
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Actually, upon closer inspection it was written 18/8 to be fair, I just didn't read it properly! Still, nothing on electroplating, but perhaps I am asking too much.

You can see from one of my most recent experiments: https://ukbeefjerkytryouts.wordpress...-jerky-bonito/

Its a cleaner system than I should imagine paperclips, which would be a devil to clean.

But these skewers are patining in colour and reacting with iron when left wet and start to surface rust when left to dry.

I found the following:

https://www.wuesthof.com/internation...skewer-4361-30

But perhaps the one in the link above is more realistic price wise. However, while both are manufactured in China, I have to wonder why there is such a price gap with the German version?
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:38 PM   #6
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How about using bamboo skewers, 100 to a pack, inexpensive (here), throw away when done.
Soak them in the marinade to keep them moist.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:54 PM   #7
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I don't know that electroplating is necessary. All the metal skewers I've seen are a plain SS. I have these skewers and have never had an issue with rust. I use them on a gas grill.
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I used to use bamboo originally, but the thought of splinters in my meat didn't sit well with me. And I would have to discard them after each use, it seemed like a waste.

I just wanted to see if there were a pair with electroplating, why not, if it's going to be even more reliable.
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I have made jerky in the oven just hanging them with paper clips. How do you use skewers?

Hey, that sounds logical to me Joey. Just throw the paper clips in the trash, right?
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:32 PM   #10
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I thought he meant bulldog clips
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