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post #31 of 90
I'd spend money to get avocado green appliances.
post #32 of 90
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Do they make anodized SS appliances? Could this look good?
Color anodized? Like aluminum bike parts? That'd be interesting.
post #33 of 90
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Color anodized? Like aluminum bike parts? That'd be interesting.

I'd buy a carbon fiber refrigerator.
post #34 of 90
I wouldn't mind titanium.
post #35 of 90
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I'd buy a carbon fiber refrigerator.
All that non-structural use of carbon fibre (watch dials!) will look horribly dated in a very few years. Again, what is wrong with the classic white enamel-paint?
post #36 of 90
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All that non-structural use of carbon fibre (watch dials!) will look horribly dated in a very few years.

Again, what is wrong with the classic white enamel-paint?

Quite honestly IT looks very dated and frankly, cheap.

White is what you find in most shitty or kind of mid level apartment buildings and dorm rooms. To me it's so incredibly 90s.
post #37 of 90
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Quite honestly IT looks very dated and frankly, cheap. White is what you find in most shitty or kind of mid level apartment buildings and dorm rooms. To me it's so incredibly 90s.
Ah, I have that 90s feeling about the stainless.
post #38 of 90
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Ah, I have that 90s feeling about the stainless.

then I take it you've never been inside a professional kitchen, or any kitchen in a fine home from the last 50-60 years?
post #39 of 90
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All that non-structural use of carbon fibre (watch dials!) will look horribly dated in a very few years.

Again, what is wrong with the classic white enamel-paint?

Haha, I guess I have a hard on for CF. With a refrigerator I don't have to worry about a catastrophic failure that results in a broken collarbone (true story) when I reach for the milk.

Also like the ano Al idea.
post #40 of 90
To answer the original OP, yes there was a peak for professional cooking gear chic in the home kitchen and I believe that peak has passed. Everyone, not just sfield, is tired of the stupid internet-geek newlyweds who put the 16-piece All-Clad set on their registry and can barely fry an egg.

The new trend is matching (not complete, but somewhat) with the rest of your cabinetry. IE it looks like a cabinet but oh wow, it's a dishwasher.
post #41 of 90
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To answer the original OP, yes there was a peak for professional cooking gear chic in the home kitchen and I believe that peak has passed. Everyone, not just sfield, is tired of the stupid internet-geek newlyweds who put the 16-piece All-Clad set on their registry and can barely fry an egg.

The new trend is matching (not complete, but somewhat) with the rest of your cabinetry. IE it looks like a cabinet but oh wow, it's a dishwasher.

Yes except that probably wont work with appliances, and I've seen that in other homes. I think that along with the garish 50s colors will be big. We already see it on ads for LG and Electrolux appliances. You can probably thank Rachel Ray for this, in some part.

Part of the reason that the pro kitchen isn't going to die as fast as you think it will is because of the Food Network and the fame of mediocre chefs. People don't watch cooking shows anymore for only people like Pepin, Ming Tsai, and Bourdain... now it's really hip and cool to be into food, and along with home reno, it's something which took off over 10 years ago and is going strong, and probably will for a while still. SS may not be big for appliances, but I can guarantee you that people will still keep registering 16 piece cooking gear and like 12 piece knife block sets without being able to make more than toast.
post #42 of 90
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then I take it you've never been inside a professional kitchen, or any kitchen in a fine home from the last 50-60 years?
Oh, believe me, I have. Stainless in pro kitchens have always been common, in "fine homes", not so much.
post #43 of 90
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Oh, believe me, I have. Stainless in pro kitchens have always been common, in "fine homes", not so much.

What? Are you insane? Have you ever been in an English manor house, or especially a great french chateau? Have you ever been to Greenwich CT or Westchester NY? I'm guessing not, unless whatever passes for fine homes and estates in Norway is different than in these locations. Restauarant type equipment is so common in these types of homes that I really question if we're talking about the same things.
post #44 of 90
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All that non-structural use of carbon fibre (watch dials!) will look horribly dated in a very few years.

Again, what is wrong with the classic white enamel-paint?

I like white too. It's a matter of aesthetic taste more than anything else and I don't really care what the people living in SField Châteaux had. With that being said, I doubt you'd be making a big mistake when buying stainless, I just don't like it in most settings.
post #45 of 90
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What? Are you insane? Have you ever been in an English manor house, or especially a great french chateau?
Yes, many, although you don't normally see much of the kitchens in the really big houses. As many of them are converted to hotels or at least can be rented for weddings etc., I expect those have large industrial kitchens. Smaller country houses will typically have old (or new) Aga cookers and all things belonging to the "country" style, authentic or faked/reconstructed. Kitchens are impractical and old-fashioned, and wilfully so. I've seen twenty-bedroom 18th century houses with no dishwasher. With a very few exceptions, no stainless steel, very few modern or hi-tech appliances.
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Have you ever been to Greenwich CT or Westchester NY?
No. As far as I know, these would be modern houses to a great extent.
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