Stainless Steel

Chicago Steel Supplies

BFS Metals Stainless Steel Supplies

Grades of Stainless Steel We Supply

Sheet Finishes

Stainless steel sheet is available in multiple finishes.

  • No. 1 Finish - Hot-rolled, annealed and descaled
  • No. 2D Finish - Hot-rolled, annealed and descaled
  • No. 2B Finish - Cold-rolled, bright finish
  • Bright Annealed Finish – A bright cold-rolled finish retained by final annealing in a controlled atmosphere furnace
  • No. 3 Finish – Intermediate polished finish, usually 120 grit, one or both sides
  • No. 4 Finish- General purpose polished finish, usually 180 grit, one or both sides
  • No. 6 Finish- Dull satin finish, Tampico brushed, one or both sides
  • No. 7 Finish- High luster finish or near mirror (has some lines)
  • No. 8 Finish- Mirror finish


A sample of the products that are manufactured using stainless steel includes:

  • Pots, pans, flatware and utensils
  • Kitchen and restaurant equipment
  • Sinks and drains
  • Fittings, clamps and connectors for sanitary and processing applications
  • Tanks, tubing, piping for sanitary, foodservice chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Automotive components
  • Enclosures, housings and cabinets
  • Springs

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