Where to find food grade stainless steel.

I am using windshield wipers stainless steel and welding wire
stainless steel to make an egg beater for practice. I worry that
using this steel for food or mouth is hazardous. I have a hard
time finding small dimensions food grade stainless steal. Is
this safe? If not, where can I find them?
Thanks
Reply to
Burt Squareman
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Any non-corroding stainless would probably qualify as food grade. Types 304 & 316 are readily available and should work fine. The "food grade" requirement, in a commercial setting, is usually described like:
"Examples of acceptable equipment materials include some types of stainless steel, various plastics and laminates. Some types of stainless steel can corrode. Stainless steel that can corrode is not acceptable for food processing facilities. It is very important that equipment and utensils be constructed of food grade materials so as not to create a health hazard to consumers." --
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For personal use those requirements don't necessary apply and you could even use mild steel as long as you took precautions to see that it didn't get a chance to rust.
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Jim Levie
The biggest issue I know of, from a guy who used to make food processing equipment, is that the welds must be flawless. If there any pits or imperfections in the welds bacteria can't be washed off during cleaning and therefore contaminate the food. Welds must be ground/machined flush & smooth.
Tony
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Tony
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304 or 316 is the typical alloy used for food grade equipment
If you go to a welding supply shop just ask for filler wire for TIG welding 304 or 316 stainless... they should have several sizes available
/peter
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