What’s the difference if a heated towel rail made of 201 and 304 stainless steel?

What’s the difference if a heated towel rail made of 201 and 304 stainless steel?

What’s the difference if a heated towel warmer made of 201 and 304 stainless steel?

201# and 304# is two different stainless steel material, there are several difference between them if made to towel warmer,

1.       price

if a heated towel rail made of 304 stainless, the unit price will be about 1.3 to 1.7 times than 201#.

This is the cost difference

 

2.       performance

stainless steel is a kind of steel, made with some other chemical element to strength the performance of toughness, rust resistance, heat-resistance, fatigue resistance, magnetism etc

here under is the chemical element containing rate for 201 and 304

chemical element

type

containing level compared each other

performance

Manganese

201#

higher

lower rust resistance ability

304#

lower

higher rust resistance ability

Chrome

201#

lower

lower corrosion resistance ability

304#

higher

higher corrosion resistance ability

Nickel

201#

lower

lower corrosion resistance ability

304#

higher

higher corrosion resistance ability

The better performance that 304# stainless steel has as below,

1)better rust resistance performance

2)better corrosion resistance performance

3)better toughness

4)better scratch resistance performance

 

For bathroom heated towel rack, rust resistance performance is the key factor we have to consider.

This is the main reason we offer much longer warranty for 304# made towel warmer.

 

3.       surface color

201 stainless steel contains higher Manganese and this element causes the towel rack surface more dark, but this difference is too tiny and users may not be able to tell, especially for mirror polished towel rails.

 

4.       How can I tell if my stainless steel products made of 201# or 304# ?

There are several methods to tell if one stainless steel towel warmer is actually made of 304#,

1)       use a magnet. 201# has stronger magnetism due to the higher manganese containing.

2)      Use a knife to scratch the surface, 304# made product is more difficult to get scratched.

3)      Find some professional test liquid, different materials will cause difference chemical reaction.

4)      The most professional method is to use a Spectroscopic detector, end user may not be able to find this  tool conveniently.

 

Be careful, someone may pass 201# made heated towel rail off as 304# made.

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