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Old 06-30-2009, 04:01 PM  
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There's industrial design and mechanical design.
What some people see as aesthetic choice, I see as improvement in the quality of the product (apple vs mac?) but that is neither here nor there.

At the end of the day, these two questions remain:
1) Do you have a desire to express yourself through your kitchen?

2) Does the current market's options (stainless, black, white) express 'you'?

Is everyone a 'stainless' person? Do you feel that the kitchen is a way of expressing your style? The feedback makes me wonder...

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Old 07-01-2009, 06:09 AM  
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Stainless steel doesn't improve the QUALITY of the product. Other colors and materials work just the same and are just as functional. It's simply a decorative/style choice.



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Old 07-01-2009, 11:24 AM  
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I like our stainless appliances. It feels timeless to me. We've had white, bisque, and black...and they all looked dated after a while. The stainless is a little harder to keep clean, but I don't mind it. If you use the appliance handles, you don't touch the print-sensitive surfaces anyway...

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I like our stainless appliances. It feels timeless to me. We've had white, bisque, and black...and they all looked dated after a while. The stainless is a little harder to keep clean, but I don't mind it. If you use the appliance handles, you don't touch the print-sensitive surfaces anyway...
Ahh...but my dog's noses would touch that other surface and I'd never have it clean!

Any appliances will look dated after some time. They'll have newer and more amazing stuff coming out that will make anything that's a little older look dated.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:14 AM  
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but what will the new amazing stuff of the future be? It's really up to consumers who speak their minds to decide... after all, we're the ones who'll buy it, so we should get to have a say.

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Any appliances will look dated after some time. They'll have newer and more amazing stuff coming out that will make anything that's a little older look dated.
That may be true. But to me, that crackle texture on mainstream appliances never looked good to begin with!
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That may be true. But to me, that crackle texture on mainstream appliances never looked good to begin with!
It has just occured to me that I dont think I have paid attention to that detail on fridges my entire adult life......

so much for my critical thinking skills..........
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:36 PM  
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I have stainless in my kitchen and kind of like it.
Granted the price was right (free), and they were an improvement over everything else that I had.

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It seems like people like to upgrade to stainless. But what if you already have stainless? Do you upgrade to 'better' stainless, or something else?

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I work in a clean room environment (tissue processing) and we have stainless steel freezers and warmers for storing different chemicals we use. I have to clean them daily with Stainless polish. Everytime I see the refridgerators at Lowes or Home Depot with Stainless Steel fronts, all I can think of is work.

For me, I'd rather have black, because I think black appliances look sleeker and more modern than Stainless Steel. The steel ones look TOO industrial to me.



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