Is stainless steel magnetic?

Is stainless steel magnetic?


I noticed a friend's appliances are not magnetic, and mine are. Both are "stainless steel." Are there two types of stainless steel or something? Thanks



Best answer:

Answer by injanier
There are many alloys under the general category of stainless steel. 400-series alloys are all magnetic to some degree. 300-series alloys are generally non-magnetic, but some alloys become magnetic when cold-worked (i.e. rolled or drawn).



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