Steel This Idea: 10 Things That Make Buyers Bite
Why do buyers go bananas for stainless-steel appliances? It's the power
of suggestion. "A kitchen with stainless appliances looks like a
commercial kitchen. It makes people think that they're great cooks," observes designer Sue Adams, "but because the finish shows fingerprints, it's not for everyone."
far as other alternatives go, the designers agree that in general,
black fixtures can look dated, while white is okay for a country
kitchen. And some people are making appliances blend in beautifully by
ordering front panels to match their cabinetry.