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The Ultimate Guide To Buying Stainless Steel Clothes Pegs

This ultimate guide to buying stainless steel pegs is useful if you’re interested in making the switch to stainless steel pegs but want to know more about which peg is best for your needs.

When researching which stainless steel pegs to buy there are three main things to consider:

  1. Firstly, the grade of the stainless steel is super important. Avoid grade 201 stainless steel pegs as they will rust, 304 stainless steel is better but it is still susceptible to rust. Marine grade 316 stainless steel is the best option because it won’t rust, even if you leave your pegs out on the clothesline in between washes. Salty air can travel up to 50 kilometres inland from the coast so if you live on or near the coastline, marine grade stainless steel pegs are the best option. What is the difference between grade 304 and grade 316 stainless steel? The main difference is that grade 316 stainless steel includes  2-3% Molybdenum to increase corrosion resistance.
  2. Second, consider the thickness of the wire used to make the peg to assess its strength. The wire diameter of stainless steel clothes pegs can be as thin as 1.3mm and goes up to 2mm thickness. Basically, the thicker the wire used, the stronger the peg. Metal clothes pegs that use 2mm thickness are the best option for both everyday items and heavier items such as denim, towels and blankets. The stronger 2mm wire also makes them a better choice in windy conditions.
  3. Third, the length of the peg matters. Pegs can be as tiny as 43mm and as large as 85mm. The thing to consider here is the grip area of the clothes peg as a larger peg can hold more. Standard wooden and plastic clothes pegs are approximately 75mm in length and while many stainless steel pegs are 58mm in size, larger 76mm pegs are available to give similar performance to regular pegs but with much greater longevity.

The good news is that Best Pegs cover all these bases. They are made from 316 marine grade stainless steel, 2mm thick and 76mm long so you’re getting a peg that with proper care won’t rust, is durable, can hold bigger items and won’t let you down in windy conditions.

Head on over to the Best Pegs online store now to grab some!


Sources: Continental Steel & Tube Company , Atlas Steels, ASSDA, Galvanizers Association of Australia

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