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Old 07-30-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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I am another in favor of the SS. This trend is pushing 20 years and showing no signs of becoming dated.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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With kitchen reno's I'm seeing more and more appliance skins matching cabinetry.

In my market, more are going with quartz counters rather than granite.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am another in favor of the SS. This trend is pushing 20 years and showing no signs of becoming dated.
I agree, I don't see white or black appliances being preferred by buyers. Buyers still want stainless. The completely seamless appliances that have the cabinetry panels are desirable as well, but they are usually much more expensive.

I also think that you should just buy whatever appliances you like. I don't think the brand really matters to buyers as much as the finish (stainless, paneled, white, etc.). Also, most people know that appliances can be changed out pretty easily, even if they are not exactly what they want. Since you are not planning on moving right away, get what you want and what will make you happy. Trying to guess at some future person's taste seems like a losing battle to me.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I used to be in the SS fabrication business.

All my appliances are and shall remain white.
The sink is SS. Nothing else.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I used to be in the SS fabrication business.

All my appliances are and shall remain white.
The sink is SS. Nothing else.
But it appears all the HGTV kool-aid drinkers what SS.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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It doesn't matter. Buyers want new appliances anyway so by what you want to use.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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But it appears all the HGTV kool-aid drinkers want SS.
I made plenty off of them back in the day.
Full on "make my place look like a 50's diner" type jobs.

Had another job where they just couldn't stop themselves...
We even made them a SS bathtub. These people were architects.

Anyway.. a little bit can be great but that goes a long long way.
If it isn't functionally needed... you've jumped the shark.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
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Consumer reports ranks 'kenmore' pretty highly -- but it all comes down to the model number which often isn't available when it comes out. I wish they'd rate what the appliance actually 'is' rather than say 'kenmore' ! LG, Whirlpool, Electrolux, etc etc.

I'll probably go with what I want to cook on...thanks! and it is SS.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Kitchen appliance brands would be far, far down my list of reasons I would be interested in buying you home.

Now, if you want to use that as a reason to justify their purchase...feel free.

I say return on dollar...not worth it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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We even made them a SS bathtub. These people were architects.
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Maybe they were bathed in tin washtubs as babies
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