Originally Posted by BakingIrene
Well anybody who works in a kitchen with a commercial dishwasher has seen bent stainless cutlery...
Not a good comparison... cutlery is long and flat. If SS cutlery was 4" long and round it wouldn't bend.
Round ANYTHING is more structurally sound than flat ANYTHING! Even if a round rod wasn't solid, but a hollow tube, it's still stronger compared to a flat piece or even a square tube. Monster trucks are built this way for a reason.