question re mixing black and SS appliances

livinginnilesAugust 22, 2013

Hi again,

My question has to do with mixing black and SS appliances.

I've already bought a SS d/w, microwave and rangehood and will soon buy a SS fridge.

However, I've also already bought an all black induction cooktop. The 'not yet even picked out' wall oven will go right underneath the cooktop and I thought it would look cool to have an all black oven to complement the all black cooktop and that this would make things look more interesting.

As for layout, the black cooktop/oven would be more or less across from SS d/w and ~ 6" to the right of the fridge.

Would this look odd (instead of interesting :) in my wee little galley kitchen?

Many thanks!

P.S. I'm not fond of the black wall oven w SS handle.

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Could you post a picture of the black oven under consideration?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 8:33PM
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Sure thing! Please see link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Whirlpool WOS92EC0AB

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 10:45PM
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In my opinion, that would look odd. Would work better if the oven had some black and some ss.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:59AM
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I'm not big on matchy matchy for kitchen appliances, but rather just have things coordinated. We had a kitchen several yrs ago that previous owners had black appliances. When we had to do replacements, one by one, we stayed with the black. I didn't realize what a strong statement that made until we took pictures for selling.

We are now building and not getting matching appliances. We are picking out appliances one by one for what best suits our needs and in our price range.

My only advice would be how does the placement look in the floor plan and visibility from other rooms. Black will make a strong statement, but I tend to think underneath the black cooktop might work fine.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 7:02AM
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Link doesn't work for me, but regardless I would do the oven in stainless for sure.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 10:02AM
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What is the finish on the cabinets?
What is the countertop?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 10:31AM
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That is a cool looking oven.

We have black and ss in our current kitchen. But there's a little black on each appliance which are mostly all ss. If that oven came with a ss handle, that would make all the difference.

eta: what about this Whirlpool model - RBS245PR
(found at

This post was edited by ck_squared on Sun, Aug 25, 13 at 11:07

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 11:05AM
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Yikes, I fell off the face of the earth on my own thread -- sorry!

My cabinets will be book-matched cherry with slab style fronts and the countertop will be Caesarstone Oyster.

I ended up going with the SS Kitchenaid wall oven, NOT because of the SS vs black thing, but because the KA had some great features that I will appreciate over the years (like easy to clean interior door -- just one big slab 'o glass! - and temp probe so i can stop guessing if the roast is done). I could have gotten the KA in black, but it really doesn't look as great as the black Whirlpool one I was considering, so I didn't see the point. (although I would have saved a few bucks). Hope I don't regret it -- I really like that Whirlpool oven in black -- my kitchen is small enough so you never stand back and say, wow, look at how the SS doesn't coordinate with the black (if you're standing that far back, you're outside!).

Thank again, everyone for the advice.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 10:40PM
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