Arpita looked at her mobile with daze. The incessantly flashing name was a dear friend, whom she hadn’t met in a while. However, she knew why she was calling her. Arpita had dodged off Samaira’s last invitation to her home. And Samaira was pestering to prod her about her non-attendance. But Arpita was reluctant to talk about it.
She couldn’t forget the two times she visited Samaira’s house for dinner and ended up fighting frightful skin infection for weeks. Arpita didn’t know what was it that triggered the allergy and Samaira didn’t realise that her kitchen was capable of inducing skin woes!
Unfortunately, many of us have unknowingly encountered one or another kind of allergy or health hazard. The cause for umpteenth skin allergies, redness, blisters and dry patches of skin is Nickel. In some cases, it can also hamper lungs and nasal canal. AND ALMOST EVERY COOKWARE HAS NICKEL. Or is there a cookware without Nickel?
Nickel is added in a cookware to stabilize its structure and to increase its resistance to high temperature extremes and corrosion. On stainless steel cookware, there generally is a numerical stamp on the bottom- 18/18 or 18/10- the first indicates the percentage of chromium and the second indicates the percentage of nickel.
Further, it is be noted that there are two classifications of stainless steel: the "300 series" and the "400 series". The 300 series contains nickel and the 400 series is usually known as "nickel-free". However, this is not completely true! There's still a tiny bit of nickel that can be in it: 75% to be exact.
So, how can we get out of this vicious cycle?
The answer is simple. Meyer stainless steel cookware. It is 100% nickel free or to put it in another way, it has no nickel.
Meyer uses stainless steel from Nippon Sumitomo Steel Corporation (NSSC) that is manufactured in Japan, a country that pays complete heed to wellbeing and safety. In 2010 NSSC developed the “NSSC®FW Series,” a resource-saving, high performance stainless steel. In 2012, it created “NSSC®2120 FW2,” a type of duplex stainless steel developed as an alternative to its standard stainless steel (SUS304). The benefit of this duplex steel is that it contains 0.3% tin, 16% chrome and NO NICKEL, along with no molybdenum and no copper content. The absence of nickel is certified by the two biggest food authorities- US FDA & EFSA.
However, the lack of nickel doesn’t imply inferior quality. In fact, it has higher workability and corrosion resistance compared with traditional stainless grade of 330 and 400 series.
So, arm up your cooking with nickel-free cookware and cook, serve and eat without any fear!
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