I am a pipeline welder of 26 years. I really haven't had much to do with stainless steel in my career. I want to buy a BBQ and have noticed in the past 3-5 yrs that there are some pretty nice stainless BBQ's out there for sale by Home Depot, Price Club etc... I also was told to watch what you buy as some of those pretty "stainless" BBQ's eventually start to rust! This brings about the question of good and bad quality stainless and knowing what to look for when buying a stainless BBQ.
Is there a non destructive test to do to check for good quality stainless? I don't imagine that Home depot would be happy to see me going at the side of a new bbq with an angle grinder to look at the sparks. I suppose a magnet would be one way. Any other checks a person could make to guarantee quality stainless before buying?
Has anyone bought a stainless BBQ that has started to show signs of rust that would care to comment??