Of course, here I go again with “I like/love But…” These stainless steel pet food/water bowls. Umm, let’s talk about stainless steel for a sec. Stainless steels are a very broad group of metals. The name was adopted as a generic term for steel alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. The chromium gives the steel its ‘stainless’ properties – essentially corrosion resistance. On the surface of the metal, a very thin chromium-rich oxide layer is formed which is inert – i.e. it prevents the steel from rusting. The advantage of stainless steels over plated steels is that, if scratched or damaged, the steel will ‘self-repair’ as a new oxide layer is formed. In plated steels, scratches in the plate will often lead to corrosion of the steel underneath.
These bowls are magnetic. So let’s talk about this. There is a myth in the stainless steel industry that stainless steel is not magnetic. Or that if it is magnetic, the stainless steel is not stainless. The magnetism myth is because the common magnetic grades of stainless steel, 409 and 430, don’t resist corrosion as well as the common non-magnetic grades 304 and 316. So the Common non-magnetic stainless steels have better corrosion resistance than the common magnetic grades because they have more chromium and molybdenum.
So, will Nuheby Dog Bowls Stainless Steel Pet Food Feeder Water Bowl rust. Only time will tell. But with the science behind it, I’m expecting it. I still do like them. My dog is so picky. Way beyond picky and I thought a new bowl would work. And it did for two days. Not the bowl’s fault. Now let us talk about the “rubber ring on the bottom, it won’t be skidded. So your dog could enjoy his food comfortably. This slip-resistant rubber base also helps protect bare and hardwood floors from damage.” Well, that bowl slides everywhere. My dog likes to push his bowl and treats. And this one slides. Good thing tho he can’t tip it over because of the shape. The rubber seal comes off easily. So when you clean make sure to dry all parts before putting the seal back on. It states it’s dishwasher safe but I’ve not tried that. I usually just hand wash and dry. It’s a very light weighted bowl. Made for inside and outside use. So far I’m happy with my purchase but I’ll come back and update if I see any changes in the product quality. #RankBoosterReview ii. #Sponsored iii. #Nuheby