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Twenty years ago, we remodeled our kitchen. Maple cabinets, speckled dark gray granite. It is holding up reasonably well, but then again, we don't have the money or patience for another remodel anyway.

Back then, we had a new-ish cooktop and oven, both in white, so we re-used them for the remodel. That means we also got a white refrigerator, dishwasher, and built-in microwave.

It is now 2018, and we have replaced various appliances as they broke down, always in white. I now need a new oven and maybe a cooktop. The Bosh dishwasher is less than a year old; the refrigerator is an eye-sore; the microwave is maybe halfway through its lifespan.

Should I just go ahead and get a stainless steel oven and stainless cooktop? That will mean I have mismatched appliances for a few years while my white ones die out. Is this a sin? Or should I just stick with white until I do a full remodel someday?
 
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If it make you happy having stainless steel, and *you* don’t mind the non-matching, then I say do it.


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Some people find stainless steel annoying because they find it difficult to clean. Someone on this forum (who no longer posts) used to rail against stainless incessantly.

We have stainless, in fact recently got a SS refrigerator. It's about time we cleaned off the fingerprints. We found a spray stainless cleaner that seems to work.

I don't worry about matching. Our wall oven is black, so doesn't match the stainless.


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One of our stainless fridges was not actually stainless, but an enamel that looks like stainless (that is much easier to clean). I did lose my mind trying to make the stainless fridge in one of our houses look clean. I think I swore after that fridge that I would buy a black one the next time.


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I am not fond of black appliances, maybe it depends on the rest of the kitchen though.

Also, re stainless plus white, that’s probably what I would do... although I don’t have anything against white appliances either....

/notveryhelpful suave


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About stainless steel kitchen appliances, (1) I think they are harder to (keep) clean than white ones, (2) they may not be magnetic, as in your old refrigerator magnets may not stick on the new stainless steel refrigerator. If having a large metal surface on which magnets will stick to is important to you, bring along a piece of magnet to test when you go shopping.

Personally, I don’t much about matching color.


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indoor plumbing? check
electric lights? check
heat? check
a way to cook food and wash dishes and store perishables? check

can't imagine caring beyond that point. if the appliances all work, don't replace them. when you do replace one, get what you like. if you don't live there long enough to replace them all to match, it's the next owner's problem.


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Mine are "almond" which the makers now call "biscuit". A couple years ago, the fridge died. Home Despot had the fridge I wanted in white, black, or "biscuit". But the biscuit one was 150 miles away and I had to wait two weeks for it to travel that great distance.

I waited so I still have everything matching.

Why can't they make a fridge that's fingerprint color? I have a car that's sort of moss color and it never looks dirty.


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Originally posted by pianojuggler:
Mine are "almond" which the makers now call "biscuit". A couple years ago, the fridge died. Home Despot had the fridge I wanted in white, black, or "biscuit". But the biscuit one was 150 miles away and I had to wait two weeks for it to travel that great distance.

I waited so I still have everything matching.

Why can't they make a fridge that's fingerprint color? I have a car that's sort of moss color and it never looks dirty.

We have had white appliances since 1976. White appliances are timeless. No one knows what will be the next big thing after stainless.’ I would stick with white.


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I cannot appreciate a thread about all the white ones dying out.


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Don and I agree on one thing.
White
We have a stainless stove only because the old one quit while I was in Tucson.
I ordered the new one by phone, not noticing the color.


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We have a stainless refrigerator. Magnets work on it. There are no fingerprints because it is always covered with photographs under magnets.
 
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We have black and stainless appliances. I don't understand the cleaning issues. I think they look better than white. We're in the middle of remodeling our kitchen. Black granite, pewter walls, gray tile floor, grey/white/black/brown glass tile backsplash. The stainless and grey appliances go perfectly.
 
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Originally posted by Mikhailoh:
I cannot appreciate a thread about all the white ones dying out.


The stainless will rule is all.


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We will be moving in three years. I intend to drop some $500 on a bunch of junk stainless appliances about 30 minutes before we list to satisfy the stupid.

The white stuff is going with us.


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