Would you steal your appliances? It is a question that many consumers now ask themselves.
Stainless steel home appliances are in style right now. People draw the clean appearance of stainless steel for their kitchen.
Stainless steel has become the fastest growing sector of household appliances. Not only for larger appliances like refrigerators and intervals, but also for small things like toaster, kettle and bread maker. There seems to be no end to the demand for the rule of law.
So if a kitchen remodeling project is in your near future, steel can be something youre considering.
Pros and Cons
Steel can give the consumer a sense of strength, simplicity, elegance and durability, all at the same time.
Part of the appeal is the commercial or professional appearance that it proposes to people. We are fascinated with, and drawn against, all shiny and metallic. To this generation, steel proposes: expensive - professional - status.
Consumers like stainless steel appliances always appear clean when properly maintained. Stainless steel is also a very durable product. Therefore, the reason is that it is standard in the business area, including restaurants.
Stainless steel becomes the new white. It will go with almost anything else in the kitchen. It will match most surfaces of cabinets, countertops and floors you have chosen. You can match a classic design kitchen with an ultra modern stainless steel appliance. This is a positive feature that has been discovered by both consumers and designers.
A negative about stainless steel is that it is very expensive to produce. So if the junior decides to scratch the kitchen door, you should be prepared for a large repair bill.
Also, some people dislike the thought of having to work to maintain the clean appearance. Stainless steel requires durable cleaning.
Fingerprints have always been a problem. Special cleaning is used to alleviate this problem. It leaves a light oily residue on the steel, which resists fingerprints.
Rumors say General Electric and Sears both will introduce a new stainless steel finish that they claim will solve this problem. This will involve binding a transparent vinyl coating to the steel panels. If true, this will be an important marketing advantage for these companies and a blessing for consumers.
Steel, chrome and nickel
Stainless steel is steel to which has been added chrome and nickel. This results in steel with a very hard surface that resists both pit and rust.
The crown gives it the characteristic shiny surface layer and the nickel gives it the non-magnetic character. So when your magnets do not stick, rinse the nickel.
If repelled, stainless steel can actually heal itself. A new layer of oxide will be produced that can cover over small scratches. But because the surface layer is extremely thin, the rust can occur if the rope penetrates this layer and exposes the base steel.
Stainlessly considered high end
Most manufacturers offer stainless steel appliances as part of their advanced product lines. General Electric calls its stainless steel profile or Monogram. Frigidaire calls their Pro Gallery. Maytag, Whirlpool and LG also offer stainless steel versions of their products.
Frigidaire has recently invested in the efforts with the introduction of an even higher price series called Icon. The icon is an all-steel finish that spans on clean and modern lines while retaining all the necessary functionality. Other manufacturers will answer.
Fad or functional
Do you remember green, yellow or brown refrigerator? How about turquoise or black washing machines? At one time everyone was considered to be in.
So is the stainless steel just another hug?
I do not think so.
Stainless appliances are a style that has caught public attention and will continue to do so. One type of device that continues to attract consumers in increasing numbers every year. So, regardless of the reason why people love stainless, it seems that they will remain on the consumers wish lists for the foreseeable future.