Hello and Please Advise. So happy to have found this site! I have a question I hope a kind soul will assist with. We are trying to get to stainless steel cookware. Does anyone have information on the material used by the company "Grand Gourmet" - I admit I was shopping at one of the big box/everything stores. I bought a couple of items described as stainless steel but they failed the magnet test. What is Grand Gourmet cookware actually made of? Thanks!
Stainless steel can be magnetic or non magnetic depending on the formulation. The most stain resistant, with the highest proportions of chromium and nickel, are not magnetic.
If a manufacturer wants the cookware to be magnetic in the outer layer and induction ready, there are formulations that can accomplish that. I think magnetic stainless is made with chromium, but without nickel.
Unless you plan to buy an induction cooktop in the future, there is not any difference in performance.
Hello and Wow! Thank you all for the swift responses! jim262 - great lesson!
I admit that as soon as I saw what I consider "good news," I hurried to kitchen to take the new items for a spin. Very happy with their performance.
Again, thank you. It's good to know you are here and that help is a few key strokes away. Cheers!