This ultimate guide to buying stainless steel clothes 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. Stainless steel clothes pegs are an investment and will be with you for a very long time, so you’ll want to make the right choice.
When researching which stainless steel pegs to buy there are three main things to consider:
- 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 offers the strongest protection against rust. 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% of the element Molybdenum to increase corrosion resistance. You can’t tell if a peg is made from 316 stainless steel just by looking at it. Best Pegs pays for independent testing of our pegs on a regular basis to determine the grade of stainless steel so you can be assured of a quality product. All stainless steel needs to be maintained and to keep your pegs in top condition we recommend giving them a wash down every 3-6 months, depending on how far you live from the coast. This quick and easy job will also wash off any dirt that may accumulate on your pegs when they’re left in the elements. Check out our easy care instructions here
- Second, 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. Best Pegs offers two lengths of peg, our large size peg is 76mm long and similar in size to a standard plastic peg. If you’re pegging bulky items then this is the peg for you. We also offer ‘regular size’ pegs that are slightly shorter, at 58mm which are suited to everyday items such as t-shirts.
- Third, 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. Best Pegs large size pegs are made with durable 2mm thick wire and our regular size pegs use a slightly thinner wire that is 1.7mm thick, making them comfortable to pinch open.
Ready to make the switch to stainless steel pegs? Head on over to the Best Pegs online store now to grab some!