GAUGE OF STAINLESS STEEL
What Does Stainless Steel Gauge Mean?
Gauge (Ga.) is the standard unit of measure to designate thickness of stainless steel. The Lower the guage number, the thicker the steel. 14 Gauge is thicker than 16 Gauge.
18 Gauge - Used more for Economy Line. Most likely to bend or dent and used on most imports.
16 Gauge - Good for more common uses (standard food prep, crafts, lite assembly).
14 Gauge - Good for heavy duty operations (pounding meat, hammering, heavy equipment). least likely to dent.