July 6, 2010

Preference Poll: Kitchen Appliances

Joey and I will soon be purchasing new appliances for our new kitchen - including a refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and over-the-range microwave. As such, we have battled the age old question, which color of appliances should we buy?

Obviously, stainless steel appliances seem to be the rage in this season of kitchen makeovers. And while they do look really nice and sleek in a new kitch, we aren't convinced they're the best option for us. First of all, they are priciest option (and money is getting tight these days). Second, are they just another "trendy" item? Will they soon go the way of the era of almond-colored appliances?

We've also considered traditional white appliances. Nice, white appliances come with a middle-of-the-road price, fit the style of our kitchen well, and probably won't become outdated any time soon. But then again, will white appliances with white cabinets be too boring? Or what if they 2 "whites" don't match each other - will that look weird?

Black appliances also offer a middle-of-the-road price, but add contrast to the white cabinets. However, I've never really seen myself as a "black appliance" type of girl, if you know what I mean.

So, what would you do if you were purchasing appliances for a kitchen with white cabinets? Fork out the cash for the stainless steel? Keep it plain and simple? Please share in the poll at the top right or leave a comment...

*Edit: I removed the poll since it didn't seem to be working right (gotta figure that one out). Please leave a comment! Thanks! Pin It


  1. Cheryl DarnellJuly 06, 2010

    I cant sign into your blog for some reason, but I like either the black or white, probably the white the best. im very traditional!
    Stainless is nice but I think it may be a trend.

  2. Jim WillitJuly 06, 2010

    Did you check into panels for the fridge and dishwasher like we have in our kitchen or is that look outdated?

  3. I love the look of stainless steel appliances so I voted for that. My second choice would be white. I've never been a huge fan of black appliances.

  4. it's a toughie Katie...you'll get more bang for your buck w/ stainless in the long run (sell your house easier) but they are a pain to clean and leave finger prints all over...I say go for white, it will look better than black and no you aren't a black appliance girl! I think it's up to the budget really and what you feel comfortable with...no matter what you choose it's gonna look beautiful!

  5. White or stainless. I personally don't think stainless will be going out of style any time soon, but white is the most "traditional."

  6. AnonymousJuly 07, 2010

    I vote white! I agree that stainless is a budget buster! I have never been a fan of black appliances in a white kitchen.
    That being said, you are a great decorator and your house will always look great!

  7. I agree that stainless is the most modern and up-to-date, and they are a great re-sale/plus (if you sell them with the house)...but, they are a PAIN to keep clean because EVERY fingerprint shows, and, for the small size of your kitchen, the white appliances will make the kitchen look bigger and coordinate better with other accessories you have. I know white is not the most "sheik" or "in", but they are easier to keep clean looking and are traditional. Remember to get a stove with the least amount of edges/lips/crevices to clean...smooth and sleek is the best way to go with complete lift-off grates (gas) or a flat top (electric) that you can get...trust me! :->

  8. Whether you want a stainless or white kitchen appliance, what matters here the most is the quality of the appliances you're going to purchase. Have this as your top standard before anything else. After all, what's the sense of having a beautiful & trendy kitchen if its not working properly, right?
    Bradley Burns @ National Kitchen Equipment

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  11. Yeah you are right that several people use traditional kitchen appliances. But in market you have so many brands these days that its quite difficult to select best kitchen appliance brand from them.

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