Good evening. Can someone tell me the type of stainless used on these units? I live on Long Island and am concerned with rusting..
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I can't speak for the PG's but I've had a SM066 Amerique stored in an unheated garage at the Jersey shore for over three years and all the stainless is rustless and shiny. If the PGs are the same material, no worries.
I have two FE100 smokers, one for twelve years now and they are on my screen porch. There is not a spot of rust on either of them.
My suggestion is to call Cookshack and ask them. I was told by someone there that many folks who own yachts use these grills, so I assume they do have a rust-resistance to them.

There are several grades of stainless steel, with some containing more iron than others. One test for stainless steel is to see if a magnet will stick to it or not. That will tell if the stainless contains any iron or not. A magnet will not stick to my FEC100, but will stick to my PG500, which tells me they did not (or did not when my units were built) use the same type of stainless steel. Both of my units are stored in my unheated garage when not in use to keep them out of the rains, and neither show any signs of rust. I live in "The Great Pacific Northwet". FEC100 = 5 years old & PG500 = 3 years old. If you are storing outside, buy Cookshack's cover - they are well built items.
Olysmokes, you are correct. The alloying agents determine the magnetic properties and corrosion resistance of the various "stainless" grades. It turns out that the most corrosion-resistant formulations are unfortunately the softest and least weldable. The best grades for strength and weldability are magnetic to a degree, and less corrosion resistant. It is a trade-off depending on the construction techniques and intended use of the product. I agree a conversation with CS Customer Service would be illuminating.

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