Stainless Steel Refrigerators - Growing In Popularity
by HDME Staff
I love stainless steel refrigerators! One of the appliances that helps to define the appearance of a kitchen is the refrigerator. In today's kitchens, more and more people are turning to stainless steel refrigerators to give their kitchens a modern, sophisticated appearance. Here are some reasons we see more stainless steel refrigerators in modern kitchens.
Stainless steel is more elegant than bland enamel colors or plastics. It stands out and makes the kitchen look more modern, even if no other appliances are new or modern. It resembles silver in its appearance, without the risk of tarnish, which makes it look more valuable.
Steel is a more durable material for finishing appliances such as refrigerators or stoves. It is very strong and resists scratches that would deface most other materials. It is also more difficult to bend or dent, decreasing the chance that a childish prank can destroy an expensive kitchen appliance by bending and placing stress on important lines and hoses inside the case.
Stainless steel is very versatile. In an ultra modern kitchen, practically all work surfaces are stainless steel. However, this metal can be used on only the refrigerator and blend in well with most color schemes, especially black or white. One can also have the metal finished in a choice of shiny or dull matte finishes to make it easier to incorporate into other color schemes.
The last, and possibly most important reason is that stainless steel refrigerators are easier to clean than other materials to maintain a sanitary kitchen facility. This can be very important in today's world where both adults in many households work outside the home. Neither really has time to go through each day and perform a thorough cleaning of all kitchen surfaces.
Stainless steel refrigerators can be cleaned with simple hot water, or with a mix of water and bleach to sanitize surfaces and ensure that no bacteria from raw food prep can contaminate something else and lead to food poisoning.
Granted, not many raw foods touch the outside of a refrigerator, but the hands that touch the food do touch the refrigerator, making it just as important to keep clean. The ease with which stainless steel can be cleaned make it an excellent choice for households with children or where it is a few days between thorough cleaning of all kitchen surfaces. Stainless steel refrigerators simply have many features that make them a leading choice in today's modern kitchens.
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