So, we all know that stainless is almost always only stain-resistant.
What do we know about the quality of stainless from unknown sources?
Example: an 18/8 (or so it says on the bottom, right next to "India") bathroom cup that rusts like mad. Unexpected, no?
Another question along the same line: what are the possibilities for heavy metal contamination (lead, cadmium, who knows what else) in "stainless steel" that is sourced from overseas manufacturers? Does the alloying process guarantee that lead would essentially vaporize? What about other potentially toxic metals?
I've spent a lot of time Googling the second question and am not finding any answers...figure one of you all might know more...thanks!