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Unread 10-20-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I don't get the stainless for appliances trend either. It is hard to keep clean, very prone to scratches, stains easily and gets the old stainless sink problem fairly quickly. When I had to replace my stove, I got a very nice Jenn-Aire dual fuel in white. And I can easily clean up baked on spills with a little Bartender's Friend.

I think colored appliances are coming back. I've seen red and navy blue. You can always find white and the dealer said that even in the grips of the stainless trend, they still sell half of the appliances in white.
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Unread 03-13-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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We have just bought an apartment, and although we prefer white appliances, the problem is that the kitchen has a built in stainless steel, exhaust hood. So we dont have a choice but to go with stainless steel cooker and fridge to match it with the rest of the kitchen. Can anyone suggest how a stainless steel cooker will go with a white fridge?

Thanks, Sarah.
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Unread 03-13-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Sarah - even though you have a stainless steel hood, you could still go with white appliances. I have seen it done and it looks fine. By the way, when you say "cooker", I assume you mean a range. Is that correct? Jay
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Unread 03-13-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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Unless it is a high end hood and vent- that range hood is the cheapest fixture in the kitchen. So don't let the least expensive dictate what you do for the big $ items (refrigerators and stoves in particular.)

A couple of people have mentioned JennAire and I have to say they do make the most attractive white appliances. I particularly like the chrome/polished pulls they use on some of the stoves/fridges. I think that adds a nice touch.

I also think that bronze JennAire finish looks great with all woods except cherry.

I think white looks good when it is against white cabinets and woods like maple look best with black. One of the things I do not like about stainless is that it really just seems to absorb light/seems dark. I think the stainless with dark cherry cabinets and black countertops look really requires a room with a lot of windows to avoid looking like a cave.

For the life of me- I still cannot figure out why none of the manufacters are offering more appliances in colors. KitchenAid had that cobalt blue arounf 2000 but I haven't seen anyone make a push since then. I think a lot of people who do stainless would be just as happy with a non-white/non-black fridge.
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Unread 05-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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I see that this is an older thread, revived recently. I love white appliances. I hate my counters (light wood-look laminate) and like my cabinets, but might consider brightening them up (medium-dark oak). Changing the countertops to something else might change my opinion about the cabinets though. Here is my question: for those of you who have white appliances and love them, what color cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and even flooring do you have with them (or would you love to have with them)? Does anyone have pictures?
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Unread 05-10-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
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I personally don't like pure white or stainless steel appliances. I prefer off-white, like bisque, or even green, with chrome handles, aluminum covered control boards and real knobs. I don't like the plastic skin covered buttons or the plastic control boards. They wear out and some cleaners make the plastic smear.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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Someone stated that panels can be bought for appliances. I remember when appliances (at least dishwashers, maybe not all) came with panels behind the one that showed. You could actually change them!!!. Then, I guess manufacturers figured out they could make more money if they didn't allow the customer that option. Anyway, does anyone know where to buy the panels?
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Unread 11-19-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: California
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I like black appliances. They look nice with my beige counters and tile.
I especially like my refrigerator. It's textured, side by side, counter depth and does not have a thru-the-door water dispenser so there is more room in the freezer. Of course the don't make them like this anymore
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Unread 11-22-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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I just visted a friend who has a 12 year old house with Kitchen Aid appliances all in white and they have yellowed over the years except the refriderator. I would go stainless and just keep them wiped down.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: NC
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The white appliances with the floating glass are being used in upper end homes. White cabinets are making a big comeback in that market except apparently in Texas and most of the SW.
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