Originally Posted by SystemShock
Perhaps so, but I do wish it wasn't quite so ubiquitous.
It's the kitchen equivalent of driving a Camry or an Accord. Works well, sure, but absolutely everyone else has one.
No, think of the base line more like a Benz as the base line.
Look at a brand like TurboChef, I think the concept is awesome, but the look will not last.
I think that the more you try to avoid stainless, the larger the risk you take at purchasing something that will look like the harvest gold of the 70's.
I also think that while now almost everyone has one, not everyone will in 5 years, which makes it not passe, the ones that value stainless for what it is and how it performs will still have it. The others that bought it as a trend will have moved on to what ever is in at that time.
Like Selvedge denim....been around forever, became a trend a year ago, and its already moved away and onto something else.
Is selvedge passe?