Not all stainless steel is magnetic. The answer to this question depends on the type of stainless steel.

Austenitic stainless steel, the most common type of stainless steel, is generally not magnetic. This is because it contains high levels of chromium and nickel, which are non-magnetic elements.

However, other types of stainless steel, such as ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, are magnetic. These types of stainless steel contain higher iron levels and are often used in applications such as automotive parts and industrial equipment.