The new age of stainless steel appliances started in the mid-2000s. When the new decade hit, everything reflected the new feeling of power and fashion. In this time, the internet wasn’t quite as young, but its rapid advances in technology which it offered really showed promise for the near future. Suddenly, people were able to surf the web, chat on instant messenger, and download and play music with portable media players. Add to this the notion that the refrigerator is a smaller version of the kitchen appliance and it becomes clear that the concept of “less is more” was well appreciated.
As the new decade wore on, stainless steel appliances became even more popular as the concept of “less is more” became more firmly entrenched in people’s minds. More space was required in a home for cooking, no room needed for storage cabinets or extra counter space, not to mention how unsightly, most kitchen appliances tend to be. Stainless steel appliances are sleek, modern, and very easy to keep clean. They are also more durable than their metal counter-top counterparts, making stoves and refrigerators a practical choice for families that have children. They tend to be more expensive, however. Stainless steel is typically not as easy to work with than other types of metals, so it is best to choose the right kind of stainless steel appliances.
One problem facing people looking to buy new appliances is that stainless steel tends to attract a lot of fingerprints. This is especially true for anyone that tends to leave their stove or refrigerator open after meals. If you have small children in your home, then you will probably want to choose another color, such as black or blue. These types of stainless steel appliances will be difficult to clean, but you can purchase appliance polish that will hide smudges and make them nearly invisible.