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KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2023 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 23, 2023 10:00 AM
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If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a new distinctive and rich look, the new Black Stainless Steel that is offered by KitchenAid, as well as many other appliance manufacturers, might fit in well with your plans. It can create a look that will WOW your family and friends!

With all the new colors that have come and gone in the appliance industry, black stainless steel has the strongest commitment from the manufacturers and will probably give stainless steel a run for its money in the future. It is also currently offered by LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, and Bosch. The colors are slightly different from one manufacturer to another as is the manufacturing process. When purchasing black stainless steel appliances, it will be important to purchase all of the appliances from the same manufacturer so that the colors and the handles will match. All black stainless steel options are naturally fingerprint resistant. The question of whether to choose black stainless or one of many other new appliance colors when you upgrade your kitchen is up to you.


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KitchenAid is an upscale brand of appliances, and they were one of the first to introduce black stainless steel to the appliance industry. They offer a complete suite of kitchen appliances from built-in refrigerators to wall ovens and dishwashers in this new exciting color. KitchenAid starts with a stainless steel base and chemically treats it to achieve a rich black stainless steel finish. It is resistant to fingerprints and smudges, and it gives a warmer and softer look to the appliances.

Unlike other manufacturers, KitchenAid’s handles and hardware are stainless steel on these models, giving the appliances a nice accent and contrast for an even richer look. This will also help it to match with other stainless steel accents in your kitchen. 

If you have a household with small children or aren't interested in appliance finishes that take extra care to maintain, black stainless may not be for you. Scratches tend to be more obvious on black stainless and there are no good ways to fix these scratches. The most scratch-resistant brand is Bosch black stainless since they bake the color right into the steel rather than applying a translucent coating on top. 


Watch our Black Stainless Steel Comparison Video!



Read Our Article: Black Stainless Steel Appliances - Pros & Cons



Appliances Available in Black Stainless

Appliances KitchenAid offers in black stainless include...

  • Counter depth and standard depth refrigerators, such as:

    • 30", 33", and 36" wide French door refrigerators, like the 36" model KRFC300EBS

    • 36" wide side by side refrigerators

    • Built-in French doors and side by sides

  • Specialty refrigeration, such as: 

    • Wine cellars

    • Beverage centers

    • Undercounter refrigerators

  • Dishwashers, such as

  • Gas and electric ranges in slide-in and freestanding styles, such as:

  • Microwaves, such as:

  • Wall ovens, including:

    • 27" and 30" single wall ovens

    • 27" and 30" double wall ovens

    • 27" and 30" combination wall ovens with microwave

  • 30" and 36" chimney hoods - wall mount and island mount


A simple 4-piece kitchen package with an electric range, French door refrigerator, over-the-range microwave, and a dishwasher will start at around $6,299 before package deals and other discounts kick in. Click here to view current KitchenAid rebates!


Here are a few of our articles on KitchenAid appliances if you'd like to research this brand further:


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Black stainless steel has a long way to go to catch up with the popularity of stainless steel, but it is on its way as more products are being introduced in the color and more customers are seeing it on display in stores and in friends' and family members' homes. There is no way to be sure, but my opinion is that black stainless steel is here to stay.

Take a look at black stainless steel appliances in person. They are really a game-changing item in the appliance industry. Even if you are not ready to buy yet, you might want to see them in person and experience the look.

Thank you for reading this blog. We hope that you found it informative and helpful. We encourage you to write a comment below. We value your input!


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Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in February of 2018  and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Appliance Colors & Styling, Black Stainless Steel, KitchenAid

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