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Nov 04, 2012, 03:12 PM
New refrigerator - ok to mix appliance finishes?
I need a new refrigerator and would like to get one in a stainless steel finish. My other appliances are white and I am not ready to replace them yet. Do you think it's ok to mix the finishes? As the other appliances need to be replaced, I will get them in stainless as well, but it may not be for a while. What do you think?

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Nov 04, 2012, 03:22 PM
I say go for it....
Nov 04, 2012, 03:24 PM
I agree. My first stainless purchase was my stove. Now all my appliances and sink are stainless. It is almost time for a new stove and if I could afford it (and if it came with a self cleaning oven), I'd buy a cobalt blue AGA stove even though my range hood is stainless.

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Nov 04, 2012, 03:28 PM
Thanks to both of you. That's the way I'm leaning but always second guess myself.
Nov 17, 2012, 06:39 PM
I am in agreement. My fridge is stainless and the stove and dishwasher are not. When they need replaced, then I will go the stainless route. My fridge is not near the other two appliances.
Nov 17, 2012, 10:38 PM
Does someone come and beat you with a wet noodle if your appliances don't match?

On the other hand, do you get fined if you throw away perfectly good appliances?

Do what you want.
Nov 18, 2012, 05:35 PM
Just one word of warning...I am pretty sure they install a chip in brand new appliances that make the others go bad Wink
We just got new ss kitchen appliances and right after that, on my very first load of laundry the washer started to make horrible sounds. Go figure.
Nov 20, 2012, 10:50 PM
Thanks everyone, seems everyone is in agreement to go ahead and start making the change and not worry about everything matching.
Nov 21, 2012, 09:49 AM
Just a last thought....if you wanted to, just as a temporary 'fix' until you can get the new appliances that will match, why not use one of thise kits that you apply that changes your appliances to a stainless finish?
Nov 21, 2012, 10:40 AM
sometimes you can order new panel for dishwashers but ranges I don't think so .With the holidays coming up there are great deals out there .Remember the price you pay for a more energy efficient appliance may be worth it .I bought new stainless steel and could not believe the energy savings and the new LED lights are great .Appliance packages like I got at home depot save you also .Plus best thing was I paid only 99 dollars for each appliance extra for the 4 year service contract .Also have the 1 year from the manufacturer and got a rebate of 30 dollars and up for each one from my electric supplier.So it pays back in the long run .Turns out my sealed compressor refrigerator 2 door cost me for 26 cubic feet only 999. after all the extras i got back . I got the double oven range and after all the money back I paid 897 and dishwasher was 399 after rebates .The fridge was 1599 before range was 1499 and dishwasher was 599 before .Appliance package gave me money back and so did rebate from GE and my energy star rebates .
Jan 04, 2013, 12:55 AM
As of right now the only thing SS is my D/W and my sink and Faucet. The part of the kitchen that has not been been renovated still has the biscuit appliances. Soon they will all be SS!

Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
Jan 04, 2013, 12:01 PM
Rachael B.
This thread makes me feel better. I live in an old apartment and all of our appliances have been a mismash of looks due to affordability. Now that we're doing ok and in a new place we're sort of making a "look" for ourselves. Our microwave is black and SS and our new coffee pot is black and SS/chrome. Our fridge however is white and the provided stove and dish washer in our apartment is white. The stove and washer wont be changing since its not ours and the fridge is still going alright. I just wondered the same thing that the original poster did with thinking I couldnt make my space look cohesive if they all didnt match.

Good to know that the Kitchen Design police wont come crash down on my first attempt at interior design Wink Smile

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Feb 06, 2013, 02:09 PM
As luck would have it...My 20 year old "biscuit" colored refrigerator just needed replacing...wooohooo!

Now I have S/S and 4 more cubic feet. They just delivered it today. Only one more appliance to go!

Big Grin

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Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
Apr 24, 2013, 10:52 PM