Decor Trends

The Trend of Stainless Steel Appliances

Out of all the recent changes in décor, the trend of stainless steel appliances continues to be a favorite with homeowners and home buyers alike. The house I bought in 2006 had stainless steel appliances. That was 10 years ago and the trend of stainless steel is still going strong.

It doesn’t matter what your home is worth, I’m seeing stainless steel appliances even in the lower priced homes.  So, if you are considering purchasing new kitchen appliances, I would definitely go with stainless. When it’s time to sell your home fast, stainless steel appliances are everyone’s favorite. Millennial home buyers expect to see them in the house they buy. Why is that? Many of the newer, upscale apartments have granite and stainless steel appliances in every unit.

Here are the 3 main reasons the trend of stainless steel appliances remains strong:

  1. They are easy to clean and maintain
  2. Stainless steel goes with any and every décor – it complements all kitchens
  3. Home buyers absolutely love it

Many people think stainless is hard to maintain because it tends to be a fingerprint magnet. Actually, I always found it pretty easy to keep clean.

Here are some tips to help you maintain your stainless steel appliances:

  • Cleaning it is a snap when using a micro fiber cloth dampened with water
  • Follow up with a dry micro fiber cloth
  • Always be sure to wipe with the grain
  • Try using rubbing alcohol on any stubborn spots
  • Once a month or so, wipe down with olive oil – using a scratch free cloth
  • If you prefer to buy a product to maintain your stainless, Barkeepers Friend is a great choice

Seriously, how easy is that? I always found stainless was easier than scrubbing white appliances or keeping the dust off black appliances. I loved stainless so much, I bought a stainless steel work table to use as the island in my kitchen. Boom!

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