It’s been almost 20 years since stainless steel appliances captured the imagination of America. Stainless steel appliances are still king of the kitchen. However, there are now a variety choices of faux stainless, stainless colors, and stainless finishes on the market.
Frigidaire Gallery is probably the first brand to develop their own spin on stainless steel. Their Smudge-Proof™ stainless steel looks like ordinary stainless steel. However, a patented clear coating prevents finger prints from showing.
GE Profile has been selling a line of appliances for several years that is has more of a gray color than the shiny stainless steel. They have named this non-reflective finish, Slate. One of the benefits of GE’s Slate appliances is that magnets will stick to the surface.
Whirlpool has launched Sunset Bronze a striking new color/finish. The Sunset Bronze has a shiny gold hue, but also has a grain like stainless steel. However, Whirlpool does not have an exclusive on bronze shades. Samsung has added their own bronze tint called Tuscan Bronze.
Maybe, the color/finish which has the greatest promise, is Black Stainless Steel. It has the grain of stainless steel, and a black color, but not glossy like black acrylic. Not only is it good looking, but it is also easier to clean and keep clean than regular stainless steel. Unfortunately, there are several versions of black stainless appliances. There are shades of gray at one end of the spectrum, and deep black at the other end. Combine that with matte finishes and glossy finishes. This variety will only be a problem if you want to mix brands in your kitchen.
The good news is that consumers win when there are choices. Appliance buyers can now choose from stainless steel appliances in the traditional “shiny silver” hue or in colorful tints that include Sunset Bronze, and Tuscan Bronze or in different shades of Black Stainless Steel in either matte or glossy finishes.
Whatever you preference of appliance colors and finishes, the best place to find just what you’re looking for is Arizona Wholesale. Call today for an appointment.