Galvanization is a process used to prevent corrosion of the steel by adding a physical barrier of zinc to the surface. Galvanized steel has been effectively used for more than 150 years and the wire will, over time, obtain a beautiful matte patina.
Acid-proof stainless steel:
Acid-proof stainless steel contains nickel and molybdenum that together with steel form an alloy which is completely stainless. Unlike galvanized wire, acid-proof stainless wire is not just protected on the surface; it is stainless all the way through. The baskets in acid-proof stainless steel have a surface that will remain shiny regardless of environmental exposure.