Is Stainless Steel Cookware Safe?

It’s important to be cautious about potential chemicals in your cookware, but let us put your fears to rest.

Team Made In|Nov 13, 2019

Home cooks today are increasingly more conscious about what they are cooking with and how it may affect their health. Keeping quality and safety in mind is a given when it comes to foods you eat, but what about


? Here we explain why Stainless Steel is safe to use in the kitchen, what it is, and why home cooks love it.

Breaking Down Metals

For the most part, the answer is yes —

Stainless Steel Cookware

is safe to cook with and eat off of. Our cookware, like many types of stainless steel, contains both chromium and nickel. Chromium is a metal the human body needs, albeit in small doses, and is usually achieved naturally through a healthy diet.

Nickel on the other hand, is something the human body has no use for, and if ingested in large amounts, it can cause heavy metal poisoning.

However, the bond is strong with the alloys used in our Stainless Clad Cookware. Alloy strength means that leaching is unlikely, making it very safe to cook with. Poorly constructed Stainless Steel with weaker alloys may allow for a small amount of nickel to leach into food but that is not the case with our cookware.

Additionally, taking good care of your Stainless Clad Cookware will help maintain its integrity. Use proper cookware and cleaning methods so you avoid scratching or damaging the Stainless surface.

What is Stainless Steel/Stainless Clad?

Stainless Steel refers to a combination of metals, called an alloy, which typically includes iron, chrome and nickel. Our Stainless Clad Cookware also includes


, which helps with heat conduction.


is a method of metal fabrication where different metals are bonded together to form a new, single sheet of metal. Ply refers to how many layers go into this new sheet—3-ply, 5-ply, and 7-ply are all common varieties. Typically, the core is highly conductive, while the exterior is non-reactive and protects the composition interior. Our cookware is 5-ply, utilizing 5 sheets of 4 different metals.

Final Thoughts

At Made In, our mission is to provide home cooks with professional-quality cookware at an affordable price. While there is a slight risk associated with Stainless Steel in general, our line of Stainless Clad Cookware is constructed from high-quality materials with the consumer in mind.

They are a safe alternative to other, lesser quality pots and pans and if you care for them correctly, they should last for years with no adverse health consequences.