(Closed) White Appliances–Poised for a Comeback?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: What kind of appliances do you have?
    White : (64 votes)
    36 %
    Black : (17 votes)
    10 %
    Stainless steel : (93 votes)
    52 %
    Other (Describe below please) : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 46
    9588 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    sassy411:  yep.  when I read the title of the thread i thought “yeah, but sleek glossy finishes.”


    Post # 47
    6445 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I don’t like white cabinets, so I would never go with white appliances. Additionally, it is difficult to keep plastic from yellowing over time, so it is hard to keep the handles and edges of a white appliance white. They may be beautiful when they are new, but over time I’ve never seen one where parts of it did not yellow. We have a brushed stainless refrigerator with black countertops and sink, and black and brushed stainess stove and microwave. Stainless doesn’t require any more care than a glass top range, so when I polish the range each evening, I use a stainless wipe on the appliances, too. 


    Post # 48
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We just selected the appliances for our new house. We went with Kitchenaid stainless but did see a few white appliances in the store. I’d say the high end ones done in glossy white look very nice. They are not what would want but in the right kitchen, they would look great. 

    Post # 49
    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We have black in our apartment now, but we don’t own it. My ideal would be dark cabinets and black applicances.

    Post # 51
    30 posts
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We had a “no show” S/S dishwasher.  The stupid thing still showed 80% of the smudges and marks.  Which did not work with slobbering big dogs who run skidding into the island, then whip drool on everything. I already have to wipe up slobber, I don’t like seeing the smears from the dogs rubbing into appliances also.

    We have white appliances now.

    Post # 53
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We moved in to SS. We had white. I like the SD better because it adds a touch of modern and glamour at the same time. White made our very sexy kitchen look outdated. 

    Post # 54
    2348 posts
    Buzzing bee

    sassy411:  I live in nyc so we’re often on the front end of trends and I can tell you that white appliances are definitely in here. That and wide slat wood floors, white farm sinks, and butcher block counters with white cabinets and subway tile backsplash. 

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  swonderful.
    Post # 56
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My condo has brand new “no show” stainless appliances and they still show smudges and fingerprints like crazy. I hate stainless for that reason. Our house has white appliances with black accents (black handles, and black glass on the stove) and even though they’re older (at least 10 years old) they are easy to keep clean and haven’t yellowed at all. Our cabinets are another story. They’re white as well, but even though they’re high quality they are stained and yellowed and just look terrible. 

    When we renovate we will definitely get white appliances. I haven’t seen the high gloss finishes in person, but they do look nice in the pictures I’ve seen online and I’d probably consider it. We will never have white cabinets again though. I care a lot more about having a kitchen that will stay looking clean and be easy to keep clean than about being on trend.

    Post # 60
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    sassy411:  I think the high gloss finish will probably hold up better, and if the finish starts to wear off I think they’d be easier to  repaint. Plus they’d be easier to keep clean in general. I’m personally not a fan of high gloss cabinets, just because my personal style is more traditional, so that’s why we’re going to go with solid wood when we eventually renovate. I think high gloss would definitely be more long lasting than the more traditional styles. 

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