Stainless Steel vs. Platinum Stainless Refrigerator

naturepersonSeptember 12, 2008

I'm looking at Samsung refrigerators and see that there are some that are SS and some that are PS. Can someone tell me what the difference is between the two? Also, if my other kitchen appliances are SS and I bought a PS fridge, would they look mismatched?


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Hi, I was looking into the same issue.....from what the salesmen told me (I asked at two places) the PS is a bit less shiny/more matte and DOES NOT show fingerprints like SS. It does look a bit different than some SS appliances but if you aren't putting the fridge right next to another SS appliance then I don't think it would be very noticeable unless someone was scrutinizing it. I am going to do this as I love the non-fingerprint benefit and it won't bother me even if I know they don't all match, but if you are bothered by such things maybe it will not be a good option for you. Also, even different SS appliances can show some variance if you look very closely.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 5:22PM
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PS will also take magnets which if you have kids is important. Not so important if you like a minimalist look.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 5:31PM
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If it's b/w the two and all else being equal, I'd go for the PS...I'm scratching my head trying to come up w/a place to put my kids' pics & artwork...even at 12 & 14 they miss having their stuff on the fridge. Yes, our fridge was covered in the old kitchen and many people don't like the look, but I've found it makes the kids feel good to know you value them & their work over neatness!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 6:37PM
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Well this is good news. I have an extensive magnet collection... and when I FINALLY replace my heinous white fridge I can get PS.

Now that my youngest is 20 I need to pass on my favorite magnet:

"Raising teenagers is like trying to nail Jello to a tree."

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 8:25PM
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My favorite magnet reads "I can do anything with the right pair of shoes." My oldest just turned 12 and the teen years scare the heck out of me.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 8:36PM
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BTW, is "Platinum Stainless" the same as "Stainless Look" or is that something else? I think it was "stainless look" that I saw that gets no fingerprints. If platinum stainless is not the same thing then I am not sure about the fingerprint thing...sorry about that.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 9:26PM
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I debated the same issue and decided a cleaner look (no smudgy fingerprints & streaks) and easy maintenance was more important to me than having everything match exactly so I ordered a Samsung platinum. When viewing in the store, it definitely looked much cleaner than all the SS refrigerators that surrounded it. It has a matte finish so doesn't have the "shine" of SS and is also darker in color. Initially, no appliances were going next to my frig my layout changed and I have a SS/black microwave right next to the frig so we'll see how they look together when frig arrives. Fortunately, the saleswoman said I could return it for a SS if I really didn't like how the finishes look together so decided to give it a whirl.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 10:31PM
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