Stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable, easy to sterilize, and used in many applications. In fact, ordinary citizens interact with products made of stainless steel on a daily basis. Whether we're in the kitchen, on the road, at the doctor's office, or in our buildings, stainless steel is there too. Today, I'll be covering some of the common traits, products, and applications of this versatile metal. Hit save when you are done. Unlike ordinary steel, stainless steel isn't prone to corrosion, rusting, or staining with exposure to water. But this isn't to say it's completely stain-proof. In areas with low oxygen, high salinity, or poor air circulation, stainless steel is vulnerable to staining.