304 STAINLESS STEEL BETTER CORROSION RESISTANCE: 304 stainless steel has higher price, and better corrosion resistance. The market was glutted with 201 stainless steel mallet now. 304 exposed in air will not rust over 3-4 years, while 201 will rust after 6 months. Dishwasher safe, left meat bacteria behind. HEAVY-WEIGHT SOLID AND WELL BUILT TOOL: Help us to press/pound meats, such as chicken, pork chop, steak, beef, and other tough cuts of meat almost effortless. ERGONOMIC DESIGN: 1.Stainless steel with surface polishing. 1.Stal-Sided Hammer Head (Smooth-Face and Spiked Face Head). 1.Stalet on handle allows for easy drying and storage. ALSO USE TO CRUSH NUTS, ICE & HARD CANDY WITH EASE OR AS POTATO MASHER: Use the meat pounder to crush garlic in a safe and easy way. Break marrow bones. Crack nuts and flatten nutmeats. Crush ice cubes. Break up hard candy. Break up chocolate before melting it. Crush cookies, crackers or dried bread. Press plantains during preparation.