FAQ - Dalcini Stainless Food Containers

Is ‘stainless steel’ the same as ‘steel’?

No. While both are alloys known for their strength, stainless steel is considerably more expensive because of its many added benefits. Stainless steel was discovered more than 200 years ago and is most revered for its non-corroding, non-staining, non-porous, antibacterial properties. There are different grades of stainless steel, for use in different applications. At DALCINI™, we use 304 and 316 grades. It is the type most commonly used in commercial kitchens and hospitals around the world.

What is the benefit of having 'seamless' containers? 
Our seamless containers are chemical-free. Without seams and joints, there are no adhesive chemicals (which can contain lead) or no protective resin coatings (which contain BPA or BPA substitutes). The smooth surface also creates an antibacterial surface- no nooks for food bacteria to hide. 


Are DALCINI™ Stainless containers dishwasher safe? I have other stainless steel products and they are "handwash only".

Yes.  All of our products are dishwasher safe. There are many reasons why some stainless steel products are handwash only, or "not recommended" for the dishwasher.  It may be the delicate exterior paint finish, the chemical resins that leach when heated, or it may be because of the interior seam that weakens with heat.  It could be because of the non-dishwasher safe parts such as the clasps, lids, seals, straws.  We pay careful attention to the design, finish, and grade of stainless steel with each product.  We've done the work, so you don't have to.  Go ahead, free up some time and put your DALCINI™ containers in the dishwasher!  


Can they go in the refrigerator? microwave?

Refrigerator- Yes. The containers are excellent for storing all types of food, including the most fragrant or acidic foods. No more tomato stains or lingering food odors from traditional containers. 
Microwave- No. These are metal product and should never be used in a microwave. They can, however, go in the oven or toaster oven.


Are the containers leakproof?

The containers have a tight seal, however, they are not designed for liquids such as soup. They are ideal for dry contents such as cheese, crackers, fruit etc. When using thicker contents such as yogurt, we recommend using lunch bags that hold the contents upright to minimize any risk of a leak.  

Where are your products made?

DALCINI™ Stainless products are ethically made in India with the skilled craftsmanship that has been used for over 200 years. No child-labor used in making our products.

I hear the term 18/8 stainless steel, what does it mean? Are yours 18/8? 

18/8 is a simple way to describe the amount of chromium and nickel in stainless steel. 18/8 is 18%chromium and 8% nickel. 18/0 has no nickel and 18/10 has 10% nickel. Generally, more nickel means less chance of rust. Using this classification system, DALCINI™ Stainless products are 18/8 and 18/10.