"the fingerprints will drive you crazy"
couple of my own stainless appliances for a few months, I'd like to throw a few of my feelings into the mix...
1. Yes, they will get dirty. I'll keep it real, this is an actual picture of my dishwasher earlier this week:
2. BUT they aren't hard to clean. Unfortunately, using a regular damp cloth will leave streaks behind on the surface so you have to go out and buy a special cleaner of some sort. I highly recommend the simplehuman Cleaning Mitt (mine is from Crate & Barrel).
3. If you're worried about your kids leaving prints, have them clean it! All you need to do is dampen one side of the mitt to wipe off the marks then dry with the reverse side. Because there aren't any chemical cleaners involved, I'd say a 5-year-old could do this as a chore.
AFTER- as pretty as the day we met!
As you can see, this sucker really picked up some grime!
4. Buying a "stainless look" appliance might be a good alternative for you. My refrigerator is actually done with a faux stainless finish. While this finish isn't quite as durable as stainless, it looks as clean and modern as stainless while wiping down suuuuper easily with a damp cloth
PS The freezer on this Samsung has mysteriously turned itself off a few times... it was as good as new once we reset the temperature, but a strange behavior for a new appliance.
How did you decide on your appliance finish? Are you happy with the color you went with... or are you stuck with one you hate?