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Stainless appliances: Would you do it again?
We're buying all new appliances & thought we'd get stainless steel finish - after reading the issues with this surface I'm wondering if you wished you'd gotten, say, white?Harry Sharp
As our friend Freeman Newton recently posted: De gustibus nihil disputandem est. There is no accounting for taste, and taste is driving this.
In these days when we no longer have the chrome accents that once graced our kitchens (blenders, toasters, waffle irons, switchplate covers, chrome faucets, etc.) our hungry eyes search for brightwork . . . but must settle for the lukewarm half hearted brightness of stainless steel. In the land of the blind a one-eyed man would be king. In the land of the chrome-free, stainless steel is king. (Who would have guessed that I'm from the plating industry?)
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
Sadly most "stainless" appliances are black painted appliances partially clad or trimmed in stainless. Its criminal how adding $30 worth of stainless to a few key places now doubles the appliance price. The look became popular because high-end home owners felt obligated to have "gourmet kitchens" and so began acquiring commercial appliances, of course which are no-nonsense stainless. But for the domestic appliance tricked out with a few stainless pieces, what a farce!Michael Saunders
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