R.E. Avery, Avery Consulting Associates, consultant to the Nickel Institute -
Nickel-containing stainless steel is the preferred material for applications ranging from household tableware and cooking utensils, to dairy/food processing equipment, to large storage vessels for beer and wine. Simply, stainless steel is an ideal material. It doesn’t affect the taste and appearance of food products, doesn’t easily rust, and the surfaces are easy to clean and sanitize.