The Best Steel For The Best Dish!

An interesting wok test compares the carbon steel wok again the stainless steel wok. There is a lot of debate over these two compositions of woks even if they look kite similar there are some important difference with their temperature reaction.

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Most people prefer the carbon steel wok over the stainless steel wok because it has the most regular heat dispersion. This is not the case with stainless steel overheated and these hot spots can totally ruin a cooking and reduces long-term quality cooking. On the other hand, the carbon steel has good resistance to high temperatures and retains heat much longer than stainless steel woks for future use.

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The only downside is that carbon steel requires slightly more maintenance to eliminate the appearance of rusting. We just needs to dry well and rub with 2 or 3 drops of oil to prevent any risk of rust.

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To have a good wok stainless steel we have to choose the best quality of stainless steel and the final price may be higher than the carbon steel wok.  Overall, the carbon steel wok is a better choice for short and long term use.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a large selection of carbon steel with the highest quality standard and an affordable pricing. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Source: ehow

Photo credit: Wikipedia, myntan, wcclippart, plus.google.com

Jonathan T.// SMC Editor

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A Gift For The Gods of Whisky

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The “water of life” as translated in Gaelic is the perfect definition to what gentlemen all throughout the world drink. Although whisky or whiskey has become the choice of many aficionados, the problem is that most drink it with ice- since it would be sacrileges to shake it to chill it of course. Although the intention is viable, the drawback is serious; watered down whiskey or whisky which insults itself.  The “water of life” should no intent of purpose be turned into water itself, but since most people like to drink it chilled, what other option are there? Iced-metal is the answer to this prayer.

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Iced-metal in the shape of cubes or ice have been chilling your whiskey, scotch, whisky, bourbon, and rye for the past few years-yet not many people give them the credit they deserve. Popularity in these spirits have always been high, but with TV shows such as “Mad Men” and “How I Met Your Mother” where some protagonist drink these spirits, popularity has soared yet again. The problem is that many still drink them “with rocks”-means with ice. And yes, there is nothing wrong with that, but even if you just place one cube of ice; you still manage to dilute it, and with time it gets worse.

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A spirit of such esteem, especially one that has been aged for 15,18,21, or even 30 years-deserves respect and sipped slowly. If you just purchased one of these bottles and enjoy it chilled, stainless steel cubes and balls will be your new “best friend”. Compared to other products which include a variety of stones, steel produces the best result in the area of temperature and time.  Below, you will notice a graph depicting a long day of testing using the same 2oz/59ml whiskey.

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The conclusion is plain and simple, stainless steel ice and cubes are the clear winners. With its retention of temperature and stylish appeal, these cubes and ice have rapidly gain popularity. Although there are some who disregard their existence, this addition to the world of alcohol will not only be a topic of conversation at your next house party, but in fact keep them from quickly drinking your whiskey or scotch and in turn allow them to appreciate it. Steel is slowly become for scotch and whiskey what Robin is to Batman-the sidekick it most certainly needs.

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At Shanghai Metal Corporation we understand the meaning of working together such as these products do in everyday life. We here at Shanghai Metal Corporation take pride in the manufacturing of those products which are used in our customer’s daily life such as stainless steel cutlery, kitchen sinks and a countless variety of stainless steel products, which our company manufactures and supplies at the highest quality and most affordable price.

For more information on stainless steel material please visit our website. Be sure to join the conversation in our Linkedin group, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account. You can also try our new mobile application by scanning the below QR code with your tablet or smart phone.

Mario B.//SMC Editor

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Sources: Whisky Lover, Bar Supply, Cool Material, scotchrocks.com, ebengregory.com

Reefer Containers – The Best Tool for Shipping Penguins!

People are shipping some strange things these days. A British news service Metro lists 10 weirdest items that people have ever shipped. The list includes a dead cat, a live hamster and a hot shepherd’s pie. The Denizen magazine writes about a person who shipped Heinz ketchup from the United States to Singapore. FedEx has also gathered a list of the weirdest items they have ever shipped. Some items are temperature sensitive a therefore require a refrigerated shipping container. What could be a good example of such an item? Well, penguins!

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The FedEx Corporation actually shipped nineteen African blackfoot penguins that were saved from the Hurricane Katrina in 2006. The penguins traveled with two sea otters in airfreight back to New Orleans from California where they spent their eight-month refuge. The chartered flight of US$100, 000 was donated by FedEx and the penguins had a nice reception with a purple mat waiting them at the airport.

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Unlike African penguins, antarctic penguins live in very extreme conditions and can survive a cold breezy weather. For example Emperor Penguins are one of the most warm-blooded animals on the planet enabling them to breed even in low temperatures of -30°C (-22°F) and while putting up with winds of 200 kmh (125mph) and more. The emperor penguins can maintain a 38°C degree body temperature mostly by huddling with other penguin buddies in a flock.

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Besides an international shipping permission, shipping temperature sensitive items such as penguins, otters or camel milk, one needs a refrigerated shipping container. Shanghai Metal Corporation has a long experience in supplying high-quality reefer containers. In Shanghai Metal we only sell environmentally friendly reefer containers that have a low Co2 footprint. Our containers can maintain a temperature of -35°C at the lowest. More information about our refrigerated containers can be found in our website. Also feel free to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. You can also try our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Pictures and original articles: sucai.dabaoku.comimage.baidu.com, coolantarctica.com, metro.co.uk, denizenmag.com, fedex.com, USA Today