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With stainless steel being integral to great looks, hygiene, easy cleaning and long life, it's no wonder that premium brands proudly display their stainless steel credentials.

Outokumpu stainless steels are designed to meet the special requirements for home appliances, such as ensuring resilience to food contact. Great looks are ensured from a range of finishes from shiny, bright smoothness for washing machine drums to deco patterns for wall panels, refrigerators and other home appliances.

Typical applications

  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Dish washers
  • Refridgerators and freezers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Sinks and washbasins
  • Work surfaces
  • Cookers and grills

Stainless steel benefits in home appliances

  • Aesthetics
  • Hygienic
  • Robust
  • Easy clean
  • Corrosion resistance by most food and beverages
  • No discoloration or flavor imparted to the food and drink
  • Durable, long lasting products and surfaces

Surface finishes & decorative patterns

The most popular surface in home appliances is the bright annealed 2R. Beside 2R we offer 2B and a variety of special finishes such as polished, brushed and patterned. GritLine, a new rolled look
like a polished surface, demonstrates higher corrosion resistance.With patterning we are able to achieve an enhanced combination of design and function. We offer you a large variety of patterned surfaces, each with different glossand reflection effects.

The most popular designs are:

  • Linen
  • Leather Grain
  • Micro Linen
  • Haze
  • Diamond
  • Square and
  • Laser

We can also develop individual patterns according to your needs.

Read more about the surface finishes on the Deco product page​.

 Customer views



No chance for germshttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/no-chance-for-germsNo chance for germsJouni LievonenCEO of Kavika Outokumpu is the natural choice for us. If any problems emerge, for example, Outokumpu can provide technical support, which we regard as very important.
Bailey of Sheffield jewellery lasts more than a lifetimehttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/bailey-of-sheffield-jewelleryBailey of Sheffield jewellery lasts more than a lifetimeScott BaileyFounder, Bailey of SheffieldI liked the idea of being in Sheffield and manufacturing something out of stainless steel, because this is where the material originates from. The provenance has such a great heritage and a long history in making things.
Stainless steel pints close the loop on litter at Glastonbury Festivalhttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/stainless_steel_pints_close_the_loop_on_litter_at_Glastonbury_FestivalStainless steel pints close the loop on litter at Glastonbury FestivalSteve MosbyKey Account Manager, OutokumpuUnlike plastic, which never fully degrades and cannot effectively be recycled, stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable with no loss of quality.
A better brew with local stainlesshttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/a-better-brew-with-local-stainlessA better brew with local stainlessMikko AhokasChairman of the Board, SangenOur brewery is based in Tornio, and it is only logical to buy from Outokumpu, who has a world-class stainless steel plant in town. Local production is something that our customers also value
Stainless ensures integrity of MRI testinghttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/stainless-ensures-integrity-of-mri-testingStainless ensures integrity of MRI testingAnders Finnås​​Segment Business Manager, Architecture, Building and ConstructionThe close cooperation between QPE and PSC Nordic enabled us to secure this added value order, where we offered a final, tailor-made product to our customer, instead of just plates.

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 Latest stainless news articles on home appliances



Outokumpu Mexinox recognized for 25 years of outstanding servicehttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/outokumpu-news/mexinox-recognized-for-25-years-of-outstanding-service09/09/2016 12:00:00Outokumpu Mexinox recognized for 25 years of outstanding serviceGeographical AreaOutokumpu newsAmericas2016AppliancesCoil and sheet;Ferritic
Outokumpu Coil Service Center in Poland achieves OHSAS 18001 certificationhttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/outokumpu-news/Outokumpu-Coil-Service-Center-in-Poland-achieves-OHSAS-18001-certification28/12/2015 10:00:00Outokumpu Coil Service Center in Poland achieves OHSAS 18001 certificationConditionOutokumpu newsEMEA2015Cost savingsAppliances
Outokumpu Supra 316plus accepted into five ASTM standards for tubular productshttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/product-views/outokumpu-supra-316plus-accepted-into-five-astm-standards-for-tubular-products15/10/2015 21:00:00Outokumpu Supra 316plus accepted into five ASTM standards for tubular productsSteel grades and alloys;Product portfolioProduct viewsGlobal2015Supra;Outokumpu ClassicAppliancesLong products
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Gabriele Brückner: Enhanced 4310 / 301 for universal applicationhttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/expert-views/gabriele-brückner-enhanced-4310-301-for-universal-application17/05/2015 21:00:00Gabriele Brückner: Enhanced 4310 / 301 for universal applicationIndustryOutokumpu Experience 2015Expert viewsGlobal2015Forta;Outokumpu ProAppliances
Ingo Schael: Service centers play pivotal rolehttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/expert-views/ingo-schael-service-centers-play-pivotal-role22/04/2015 21:00:00Ingo Schael: Service centers play pivotal roleIndustryOutokumpu Experience 2015Expert viewsGlobal2015AestheticsAppliances
Javier Avila: Innovation through ferritic gradeshttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/expert-views/javier-avila-innovation-through-ferritic-grades29/03/2015 21:00:00Javier Avila: Innovation through ferritic gradesIndustryOutokumpu Experience 2015Expert viewsGlobal2015Core;Outokumpu ClassicAppliancesFerritic
Kari Hänninen: The high-chromium alternativehttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/expert-views/kari-hanninen–the-high-chromium-alternative18/03/2015 22:00:00Kari Hänninen: The high-chromium alternativeIndustryOutokumpu Experience 2015Expert viewsGlobal2015Cost savings;Aesthetics;FabricationCore;Outokumpu ClassicAppliancesFerritic
Outokumpu showcased its technical knowledge of ferritics in Mexicohttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/outokumpu-news/outokumpu-showcased-its-technical-knowledge-of-ferritics-in-Mexico15/01/2015 22:00:00Outokumpu showcased its technical knowledge of ferritics in MexicoIndustryOutokumpu newsAmericas2015Corrosion resistanceAppliancesFerritic
Javier Avila knows the formula for successhttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/expert-views/javier-avila-knows-the-formula-for-success18/12/2014 22:00:00Javier Avila knows the formula for successIndustryExpert viewsGlobal2014Deco;Outokumpu ProAppliancesFerritic

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