Do you ever watch those home shows like House Hunters and get irritated by the continuous whining of "I don't know about this house - it doesn't have stainless steel appliances..."? Or the raptures over "Oh, the kitchen is wonderful! It has the stainless steel appliances I was looking for." When did Frigidaire die and make the stainless appliance the only possible choice for the kitchen?
Am I the only person in America that has noticed that these appliances are not necessarily "high end" or posh? They are often ridiculously chinsy. In fact, what I like to call the usual "stainless steel appliance" is, in fact, a black appliance with a couple of strips of stainlessness. A truly stainless appliance is in a budget unattained by most people. So why is this black appliance with touch o' stainless the status symbol of so many?
I have no desire for black appliances, so I say embrace the possibilities! Heaven forbid, you might just find yourself equally awesome with a white refrigerator.