I'd be careful when switching to stainless reels. As much as I like them for being unbreakable and tolerant of heat, I have had 'surge' problems with them. Plastic reels have never given me this problem. 'Surge', as many call it, is over agitation at the edges of film and I imagine that it is caused by eddies around the round and smooth surfaces of the steel wire reels. It's wasn't always there, so maybe it was karma. Whatever it was, plastic doesn't do it.