As a recent consumer report from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology showed, Americans spend more than $300 billion on home appliances every year.
While the industry continues to grow, the consumer report shows that Americans are spending less and less on the stainless steel they use.
The number of stainless steel appliances in the US has more than tripled in the past decade, from 4 million to more than 15 million, according to the NIST.
That includes more than 1.2 million electric appliances, up from less than 600,000, and 2.6 million dishwashers, up nearly 600,00 from 500,000 in 2000.
But what makes stainless steel so appealing is its durability.
Stainless steel can withstand high temperatures up to 4,500 degrees Celsius, which is more than any other type of steel, and the corrosion resistance of stainless makes it easy to handle, said Scott Anderson, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University who has studied stainless steel for more than two decades.
He added that stainless steel is also lighter than aluminum and that it’s durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily life.
In fact, stainless steel can be so durable that it can withstand a wide variety of chemicals and even the weather.
It can be a key ingredient in the batteries used in some of the world’s most popular consumer electronics, including iPhones, iPads, laptops, televisions and smartphones.
But while stainless steel has become a major part of our daily lives, it’s also a major contributor to the carbon footprint of the US.
In 2012, it was responsible for 3.3 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, a third of which is due to the use of stainless.
The average household in the U.S. used 1.5 gallons of stainless per year in 2012, according a report by the Environmental Defense Fund, which found that the most common stainless steel used in consumer appliances is called Stainless Steel 304, and it can be used in both stainless steel cookware and stainless steel dishware.
In the U, the use and production of stainless has been growing at a faster rate than the growth in the economy.
The total volume of stainless produced has doubled in the last decade, according the US Food and Drug Administration, from about 10 million metric tonnes in 2000 to nearly 21 million metric ton in 2013.
That’s an increase of more than 400 million metric kilograms.
There’s also been a boom in the use in the stainless production process.
Companies like Kester are producing stainless steel in huge batches in large facilities in China and India.
It is also increasingly being used in industrial processes, such as casting, finishing and casting in stainless steel.
But as consumers are increasingly turning to stainless for home appliances, there are some issues to keep in mind.
First of all, the industry is growing.
In the past 10 years, the number of companies producing stainless has increased from 14 to 23, according, according TOI.
However, the amount of stainless that is produced each year has declined by more than a third.
For example, last year, manufacturers of stainless in the United States were producing more than 10 million kilograms of stainless, but now that number has fallen to just over 6 million.
So if you want a stainless appliance, you need to be careful with the products you buy, Anderson said.
The industry is also becoming more aggressive in its marketing, which he said is a good thing because it gives consumers confidence in the products they’re buying.
In addition, there is a growing body of scientific literature that indicates that the chemical reactions that occur in stainless, including the reaction between copper and aluminum, lead to the formation of toxic metals such as lead and arsenic, which can be harmful to the health of the human body.
In some instances, the metals can cause cancer, while others may lead to reduced life span.
But despite the risks, Anderson believes that consumers are willing to pay a premium for stainless appliances, which are often more durable and have a higher value.
“It’s easy to over-value things that have been around for a long time, and I don’t think it’s really the case,” he said.
“People are willing pay a higher price for something that’s been around forever.”
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