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Old 04-15-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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Hi everyone. We're researching refrigerators and washer/dryers to buy for our first house in May. We'd like to get stainless for the fridge and wondered if anyone had experience with the "stainless-look" color. We have true stainless in our apartment now and while I love the finish, it does smudge easily and magnets don't stick to it. Does the stainless-look look good? Does it resist the fingerprints and smudges better?

Also, as long as I'm asking, anyone have a fridge or washer/dryer they love (or hate)?

Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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A couple of years ago we purchased a very nice upscale, stainless colored side-by-side fridge from Sears. Actually they do call it stainless with a satina(sp) finish. The top, sides, and long verticle handles are black. Adjacent to our true stainless double wall ovens (a different brand), its a shade darker but you probably won't really notice unless you were looking for it. I saw an inexpensive stainless colored dishwasher at Lowes recently and it appeared like it was just silver-gray paint! Very cheap looking. As for our fridge, yes it does resist fingerprints fairly well and magnets work as normal. Of course nothing can truly resist a toddler's sticky finger print!
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:24 AM
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We love our stainless-look fridge. It doesn't seem to show much finger marks and cleans without streaking.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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We have a titanium finish refrigerator (LG brand) and I have to say I like it a lot better than my old stainless one. It never shows fingerprints because it is more of a brushed finish. It coordinates just fine with my stainless dishwasher and double oven, too.

However, I hate, hate, hate my LG front loader washer and dryer. I will never buy a front loader again - tons of problems, water collects in the gasket area and creates a mildewy smell, dryer has had issues - they really don't hold that much more than a large top loader, either. When I called LG about the water retention they told me I should be cleaning my gasket area once a week, disconnecting the hose line at the bottom once a month and cleaning that out, always leaving my washer door open (we have a super tiny laundry room and can't really do so) - I thought, a washer should be SAVING me time, not creating more cleaning work. I really hope the units both completely break soon so I can go back to the old fashioned ones!
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I just let the door stay open for awhile - just till it airs out and is dry... no smell, no problem!!

I love my LG's... love, love, love them!!!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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should be cleaning my gasket area once a week, disconnecting the hose line at the bottom once a month and cleaning that out, always leaving my washer door open (we have a super tiny laundry room and can't really do so) - I thought, a washer should be SAVING me time, not creating more cleaning work. I really hope the units both completely break soon so I can go back to the old fashioned ones!
I have seen this tall blond guy walking around by your house, isn't that a job for him ?
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I just let the door stay open for awhile - just till it airs out and is dry... no smell, no problem!!

I love my LG's... love, love, love them!!!
That has been our solution to GIGI's problem also!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have the LG front load Tromm SteamWasher, and LG SteamDryer. I have them stacked and I love them. I don't have any mildew smells, but I do always leave the door slightly open. I can wash my king size comforter with no problems.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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You'd all have to see my laundry room to realize it creates a major ingress and egress problem to leave the laundry room door open. It helps, but it is not ideal. I still hate my washer and dryer no matter what.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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You'd all have to see my laundry room to realize it creates a major ingress and egress problem to leave the laundry room door open. It helps, but it is not ideal. I still hate my washer and dryer no matter what.
I never thought of naming two pets 'ingress' and 'egress' but that's pretty cute!

Brings up another of my disappointments with many of the newer homes we've viewed...most laundry rooms are nothing more than closets with a washer and dryer. Sure wouldn't hurt to have a little more space to hang those expensive tennis outfits.
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