Jeremy, the galvanize layer is very thin. As you work with sharp tools, like knives, on your counter, you will cut through your paint or other finish and the galvanize. As soon as this happens, rust will start. Galvanize will move slightly to cover the gap but the terne metal is made of tin and it may have trace or larger quantities of other materials that are not safe--like lead--for being around food. There are tests and specifications for galvanized pipe, but I'm not aware of this for flat rolled stock. Laminate is a much better and safer material.