Whether you’re tire of looking at your decades-old kitchen appliances, or decided to upgrade your kitchen for a move, which finish should you choose that will not go out of style in a year or two?
According to home decorating and real estate experts, you can’t go wrong with stainless steel. It’s actually increased in popularity over the last five years and is still going strong, according to Consumer Reports. Stainless steel is stylish and blends well with most any decor.
And, it’s important to note that you don’t have to go with professional grade appliances that can set you back thousands of dollars. In fact, even if you’re not planning to move right now, going “over the top” with expensive appliances is a big mistake because you won’t recoup your investment when you do sell, according to HGTV.
If buying all new appliances is not an option, you can still update your kitchen with the look of stainless steel by covering your existing appliances with stainless steel peel-and-stick sheets.
If you do opt for the real thing, however, stainless steel is often available in a matte, brushed or mirror finish. There is even a new finish called black stainless steel. Mirror finish shows fingerprints while the others do not. However, cleaning stainless is not difficult, even appliances with that shiny, mirror-like finish.
Simply use a soft, clean cloth dipped in warm water and a mild dish detergent. Wipe, rinse and wipe again, then towel dry, advises Consumer Reports. If necessary, use a spray glass cleaner for fingerprints. Remove baked-on grease with a paste of baking soda and warm water, rubbing with a soft cloth or sponge. Wipe with a wet cloth and towel dry.
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