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WYR: Stainless steel appliances or black? Do you have either color?

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Asked by Librarylady60 at 8:01 AM on Mar. 15, 2011 in

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  • I have black and love them, I hardly ever have to wipe the outside when they get dirty. From what I've heard stainless gets smudges all the time and you have to constantly clean them.

    Answer by ss1436 at 8:05 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Ours are stainless steal and they are alright.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:07 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I've had both and like both equally well. At our other house we sold last year, the stainless looked better with our kitchen decor than black did. It got some smudgies on the fridge yes, but I now have glossy black finish appliances, and they get fingerprints and smudges too, so I don't find it any more or less work with either. You could get a matte black or white finish and have less work, but those don't look nearly as good as the glossy finishes, IMO (glossy looks a little more upscale).

    Answer by vicesix at 8:09 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • We are hoping to get new appliances very soon. We are looking for stainless steel.

    Answer by meooma at 8:11 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • We chose white. Goes with our space.

    Answer by Nonoluna at 8:15 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Stainless does show smudges more, but a quick wipe down with a microfiber cloth and water works great!

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 8:17 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I have black. I hate the look of stainless steel, it's looks too institutional to me, but probably because I was a chef. I have black, but when the refrigerator finally conks out, I'm hoping to replace it with copper color, if it's not still too expensive.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:22 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I have Stainless steel.

    Answer by Dawn_Wolfie at 8:24 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I have both, and nice as stainless looks when it's clean, it's really hard to get it clean and fingerprint-free. I don't know that I'd choose stainless again.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:33 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Black, it looks so elegant w/ the right decor. Stainless stell looks good 2 but it reminds me of an industrial place.

    Answer by Alexias30 at 9:18 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

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