Why is 409 Stainless Steel the best choice for Outdoor Furnaces?
There is a lot of debate in the outdoor furnace industry about which steel is better to use.
We have made our choice based on the value that is provided to you, which is corrosion resistance, ability to withstand high temperatures, thermal expansion, heat transfer and cost effectiveness. Titanium Enhanced 409 Stainless Steel is our choice for good reason.
Heat Tolerance is what really sets 409 Stainless Steel apart from other steels in outdoor furnaces. It far outperforms all others steels and gives the furnace a long life. 409 Stainless Steel can withstand continuous temperatures of up to 1400º F while no other steel used in outdoor furnaces can withstand anything over 800ºF. This means that when the fire is over 800ºF mild steel will begin to oxidize and break down causing material failure which means a shorter life span.