All the information concerning black and stainless steel appliances was very helpful, and we are grateful that you would share your experience with us. Based on what we have read and our personal preference for stainless steel, we are planning to shop for stainless steel appliances on Monday. We will look into the “clean steel,” but we already know that the range we are getting (a GE with two ovens in it) only comes in the regular stainless steel.
When I read through your experiences, I was feeling like it was a toss up–some preferred black and some stainless steel. I went over to spend some time with Abigail on Wednesday, and Melanie told me she thought from the blog posts that we would pick stainless steel. I asked her why that was. She said, “Well, there were many people who had stainless steel and love their appliances but no one that loved their black ones.” I thought that was very insightful reading. Then she asked, “What color do you and Dad prefer?” My response was, “Stainless steel.”
From reading your blog posts and you telling me how you clean your stainless steel appliances, I think I am prepared to take care of the stainless steel when we get moved in and begin using them–assuming the Lord does’t change our hearts between now and our purchase.
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (Proverbs 15:22).