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Quality and Grade of Stainless Steel Clothes Pegs


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Recently we have come across some other stainless steel clothes pegs out there. Sometimes more affordable prices, sometimes more pricey.

I just wanted to explain the differences and quality of stainless steel and our quality pegs.

Many people don't know there are a few grades of stainless steel. 201, 304, 316 and many more different grades. 
Many people think all stainless steel is rust proof, but it's not. SS 201 is susceptible to rust and corrosion, 304 is standard stainless steel, 316 is so-called marine grade which is the most rust resistant.

Our standard peg size is 60mm x 1.8mm wire diameter and 304. And we have bigger & thicker wires in 304 and marine grade 316. We don't stock any 201 grade pegs. Or smaller sizes.

We have trialed SS 201 and 55mm x 1.6mm wire diameter and I have found them getting rusty after a few weeks and they are very small and not strong enough to hold the clothes in the wind, nor holding the denim etc... Also some pegs from other suppliers that we trialed had poorer finishing and other quality issues.

We also trialed smaller, more affordable marine grade pegs. Again wires were too skinny to hold thick clothes in the strong wind. I know beachside get strong sea breeze. We've decided they are not good enough for NZ's coastal regions.

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** Weight comparison per 20pegs **
- 20 of 55mm x 1.6mm pegs 201, weigh 130gm - ie from Aliexpress & other NZ brands
- 20 of our standard pegs 304, 60mm x 1.8mm weigh 156gm
- 20 of our marine pegs 316, 59mm x 2mm weigh 200gm
- 20 of OTHER BRANDS marine pegs 316, 58mm x 1.7mm weigh 137gm

I had found the 201, 55mm pegs were about half price of 304, 60mm size but we thought they did not meet our expectation. 58mm x 1.7mm 316 marine pegs were also around half price of our 59 x 2mm 316 marine pegs, but they were not worth it. (this is most of the 'other brand' marine peg size)

Cheaper pegs are cheaper for reasons. Many comes in the plastic packaging. If prices seem around the same prices, they are usually smaller or lesser quality stainless steel than Bento Ninja's. 
Our pegs come in the reusable cotton cloth bags directly in the cardboard carton box from our supplier. No plastic in sight. We send them in the compostable satchels to your door.

We have chosen the best quality supplier and we are proud to be the exclusive distributor for NZ. 
At Bento Ninja, we are proud of our quality pegs and products. We would like to continue to deliver the best quality, environmentally friendly products at accessible prices. To ensure you are getting the best quality stainless steel clothes pegs, look for the Bento Ninja brand.

Happy washing everyone 🙂

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