The next new thing in appliance finishes is .... ?
From the WSJ: "After Stainless, Now What?"
Quote from the article:
Is this the end of a 25-year run for stainless steel?
Major manufacturers are placing bets on different potential successors to the shiny, upscale appliance finish, which surprised everyone with its resilience.
It is a pivotal moment in kitchen design: While stainless steel is still the dominant look, there are clear signals it has outworn its welcome, even with no clear successor in place.
Read more here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000...
Me think that "Gorilla glass" (the glass that the iPod and other portable devices uses) will be the next big thing.
It can be used as a clean streamlined touch screen control surface.
We did a total gut renovation on our home during the last trimester of my pregnancy with our first child. We inherited the house which my husband's great grandfather built over 100 years ago, with a kitchen that last saw an upgrade long before the mid-1970s when hubs and I were born. We had to replace the range two or three years earlier since the previous one went kerplunk. When we did the full renovation, replete, with beautiful granite counters, maple cabinetry and stainless microwave and DW to match the range, we drew the line at the, fridge. We got a black LG side-by-side (the set up of the kitchen was not conducive to french doors). Our handsy two year old consistently reassures me that the black fridge was a way better choice than stainless.
I'm glad the townhouse I bought didn't have stainless steel appliances. Not overly fond of it (although my sister and BIL have it in their house and vacation cabin). I've got a black fridge,dishwasher, and electric coil-top stove/oven, and when the stove/oven needs to be replaced, it'll be with a black flat top.