If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a distinctive and rich look, the new black stainless steel appliances that are offered by LG and a few other appliance manufacturers might fit in well with your plans. They can help 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 traditional stainless steel a run for its money in the future. It is also offered by KitchenAid, Samsung, Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, and Bosch. The colors are slightly different from one brand to the next, as is the manufacturing process.
Watch our short video comparing black stainless steel appliances!
Unlike stainless steel, which looks very similar from one manufacturer to the next, black stainless steel appliances have different degrees of brushing, shade, and tone depending on the manufacturer. You will likely want to purchase your entire suite from the same manufacturer so that the colors and the handles will match. They are all sharp looking and are fingerprint resistant. The question of whether to choose black stainless when you upgrade your kitchen is up to you.
LG is one of the most innovative appliance manufacturers. They introduced black stainless into their line in late 2015 and early 2016. They now offer a complete suite of kitchen appliances from French door refrigerators to wall ovens and dishwashers in this new exciting color. They also offer laundry products in black stainless steel.
LG starts with a stainless steel base and applies a coating to it in order to attain their rich black stainless steel finish, then a final protective coating is added. It is resistant to fingerprints and smudges and it gives a warmer and softer look to the appliances. LG’s handles also have the black stainless steel finish, matching the appliance (other brands like KitchenAid use contrasting stainless steel for the hardware). Their black stainless steel finish is slightly lighter in color than that of other manufacturers but it is a beautiful finish and would look striking in any kitchen.
Appliances LG offers in black stainless steel include...
Washers and dryers
Single and double oven ranges, including slide in ranges
French door, top freezer, and side by side refrigerators (not all manufacturers offer top freezers in black stainless!)
Countertop and over the range microwaves
Wall mount chimney hoods
30" wide single and double wall ovens
LG's black stainless steel appliances create a whole new look for the kitchen that is soft, elegant and different. They are exceptionally beautiful products and a great alternative to regular stainless or black appliances. Once you see them you will probably fall in love with the look. Black stainless steel has a long way to go to catch up with the popularity of traditional 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 the homes of their friends and family members. There is no way to be sure but, in my opinion, 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.
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Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in January of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.