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Why Korrekt-Tul"* Uses the Materials It Does in its Grilling Baskets

By Dr. Ing. Dieter-Hans von


Kaltenberg-Voss Chief
Engineer, Korrekt-Tul
Korrekt-Tul methodically and carefully engineers and tests each of its products using modern and current
engineering standards. Korrekt-Tur
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uses only the best and most appropriate materials for longevity, for the purpose
of the Korrekt-Tul product, for the environment in which the product will be used, for ease of cleaning, for
corrosion resistance (including crack and crevice corrosion) and for strength and sturdiness and for safety for products
coming into contact with food (See References below). All Korrekt-Tul products are recyclable at the ends of their
life cycles.
As in all engineering designs, there are trade-off decisions for the best product, however the Korrekt-Tul
engineering design philosophy is to give the customer the very best quality product modern engineering can develop
using state-of the art materials, designs, manufacturing, quality assurance and inspection and processes. You can trust
K Korrekt-Tul as the very best product for the purpose - the 'Correct Tool for the Job \
Why does Korrekt-Tul use Type 201 Stainless Steel for its Grilling Baskets?
All stainless steel types are specified as to their charcateristics chemically and physically by the American Society for
the Testing of Materials or ASTM. The International Standards Organization (ISO) also has standards which are less
often used that ASTM standards. ASTM Type 201, or simply "201" Stainless steel, bends easily and stretches well. It
works best in use where it is not exposed to solvents and chemicals and therefore is an excellent stainless steel for the
grilling basket application which requires exposure to food and stretching of wire. The choice of 201 stainless steel is
based on these qualities and its use and experience in cooking products not requiring substantial thickness for even heat
transfer. Because it is an easily worked steel, it is ideal for making the wires and tubes of the Korrekt-Tul
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grilling
basket and for joining these structural members together and its making produces few manufacturing defects.
Stainless steels similar to 201 stainless steel are ASTM type 316 (BA402 through BA406) which is the same thickness
as 201 stainless steel for the same characteristics. It is the most corrosion-resistant of either 304 or 201 types but it is
much weaker than either and costs between 30 and 40% more than 201 stainless steel. In the Korrekt-Tur* Grilling
Basket design, such excessive corrosion resistance is unnecessary in grilling for the excessive cost. Therefore it is not
used.
For the same characteristics as 201 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel is thinner than 201 stainless steel. It is usually
employed where industrially corrosive elements are present and weight is a concern. These are qualities which have no
engineering or product relevance to the Korrekt-Tul grilling basket. So-called food-grade 18/10 stainless steel (the
ration of ferrous materials to chromium in the alloy) is the same as 304 stainless steel. The terms "food- grade" and
"304" are often used as a selling point because of its slightly different characteristics when compared to 201 stainless
steel. Those characteristics have little relevance to the corrosion and heat environments of cooking and are therefore in
most cases not worth the additional price charged the customer for the mere use of 304 or 18/10 stainless steel.
Korrekt-Tur avoids such practices in its designs in its efforts to provide its customers with the very best and 'Correct
Tool for the Job \

References for steels coming into contact with food.
ASTM-201 stainless steel complies with the following regulations, standards and decrees for stainless steel coming into contact
with food
l.Stainless Europe Material Safety Data Sheet nl (European Directive 2001/58/EC).
2. European Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles and later modifications.
3. NFA 36 711 standard "Stainless steel intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products and beverages for human and
animal consumption (non packaging steel)".
4. Requirements of NSF/ANSI 51-2009 edition International Standard for "Food Equipment Materials" and of the FDA)
(United States Food and Drug Administration) regarding materials used for food contact.
5. French Decree No.92-631 dated 8 July 1992 and Regulation No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the
Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (and repealing Directives
80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC).
6. French regulatory paper dated 13.01.1976 relating to materials and articles made of stainless steel in contact with
foodstuffs.
Cagent, Inc. and KOrrekt-TOF provides the above as a matter of information only to the users of its
products and makes no representations, warranties express or implied, or promises as to the validity of the
information above or as provided by third parties or to the appropriateness of engineering design decisions
made in the design and manufacturing process. No legal or engineering opinions or advice are expressed
herein. The purchaser of KOrrekt-TOI products by the purchase thereof agrees with this statement by
Cagent, Inc. and Kdrrekt-TuF" and agrees that the statement by Cagent, Inc and K6rrekt-T0l
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is not the sole
or determinative factor in the purchase of the product by the purchaser.