Stainless-steel appliances are here to stay

Mi-Ling Stone Poole Published: July 12, 2008
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DEAR MI-LING: I am contemplating buying new kitchen appliances and want to know if stainless-steel appliances are what I should buy.

I'm concerned that if I do go with stainless, shortly thereafter stainless will go out of fashion. My husband keeps telling me stainless is on its way out and white is in. If this is true, then I will purchase white appliances. Of course, he could just be telling me this so I won't buy any appliance.

Gerri

DEAR GERRI: Stainless-steel appliances have been around for more than 60 years. Sub-Zero offered its first built-in stainless-steel refrigerator in the 1950's. Wolf appliances originally were designed for professional chefs and serious cooks, but the manufacturer started producing residential units in 1989. Both companies have since merged.

In today's market, you can find stainless-steel appliances by Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Dacor and others.

In my opinion, stainless steel is here to stay and interest in integrated units that once were only seen in high-end designer homes will continue to grow.

These products meet the needs of changing families and help make our lives easier by offering pull-out drawers for juice in the master bedroom or a freezer drawer for kids to get frozen treats.

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The options are endless when it comes to kitchen appliances and color selections.

When making your decision consider your cooking needs.