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Refrigerator Color help

Posted by Kathy642 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 14:40

We are remodeling our kitchen and living room(will be informal dining room) and are uncovering the hand hewn log walls.
Our house is an old log home built in 1842. We are trying to keep with the style of the house and also redoing the original wood floors.

I know I want a 25 cu ft French door refrigerator which will just fit in a 45 inch opening next to the exterior wall. I don't think stainless will go with the our style(very rustic old 1800's log home with touches of Tuscan feel added). Black which I thought I wanted, only comes in the shiny black which I don't like the look of, it spots like stainless and scratches easily.

Our fridge now is textured white which is great for hardly showing any dirt, easy to wipe clean and doesn't show fingerprints. I don't know about white because it stands out so much against the cabinets.

I haven't found the black or white in a textured finish either which I know people say is outdated, but I like it best since everything else spots or scratches.

I don't care if some say a certain color is outdated and don't care about resale. We will be here for a very long time and are doing what we like for our style.

What color would you go with and can anyone suggest a brand of French door you've had for awhile with no problems? I was told Kitchenaid, but I'd have to go with shiny black or stainless.

I'd love an antique looking French door like Heartland or Elmira, but way out of our budget(unless someone knows where I could find one).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions! :) Kathy


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RE: Refrigerator Color help

Have you looked at the new style stainless steel? Its supposed to resist streaks and fingerprints.

The internet says SS are going out of style (lolz really?), in which case I'd probably go with black but that's a personal taste thing. Plus I'd have a heck of a time keeping anything white clean.

Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Smudgeproof


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I would love to see pictures of your house! Sounds incredible!

GE makes a slate French door fridge and Samsung makes one that is called "silver" which looks different than stainless steel. Maybe one of those colors would work for you.

(found them both on a quick search that took me to sears.com)


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I've heard that the faux stainless such as the Frigidaire one or GE slate can scratch since it's not real stainless(just a coating?).
We just had the demo done a couple weeks ago, so I'll post pix when I get a chance of what it looks like with the logs showing now(They were hidden by drywall). :)


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I'll watch for your new thread but please shamelessly bump it til I see it! :)


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This is looking from outside entrance in. The door in the now living room, which will be the informal dining room, will be changed and goes out to a 4 ft by 25 ft porch(length of kitchen and living room). The half of it by the kitchen will be turned into a walk in pantry. My husband will be refinishing all the logs and putting perma-chink between them.


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Another photo of more of the kitchen.


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The other wall of the living room(entrance from mudroom).


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This is upstairs above the kitchen. There are 2 windows(hard to see-turned out too bright). Yes, the ceiling/upstairs floor is gone on this side of the house, above kitchen and living room. My husband will be doing a T&G pine ceiling above the beams, which will be the floor upstairs(under carpet).

Anymore suggestions of what fridge to get would be appreciated. I think I'd like a textured fridge, but can't find one. :)


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Does anyone know of a reliable French door fridge that comes in textured black?


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I have a KA counter depth in white. Its not textured. I find it does not show fingerprints. Its not super shiny so maybe that is why. What color are you cabinets?


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I haven't picked the cabinet color yet, but it will be a medium maybe a two toned color(mix of light and dark-stained with a glaze). Does the shiny white scratch like the shiny black?


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Any other ideas of the color that would look best and won't scratch and best brand?


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Black was always my favorite ... have to use stainless in my current remodel with all of the grey and light tones, but the last 2 sets of appliances were black ... and textured black for the fridge (Kenmore). It's a classic and looks sooo nice with warm wood tones - and even light wood tones! This was our last kitchen -- we were quite pleased with how it came out 16 years ago (and still doesn't look too dated!). The new owners really liked it - it was one of the main selling features of the house :)


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marcojohnson, the black looks really good. I'll have to see if Kenmore makes a French door refrigerator in the textured black.

Does anyone have a black textured Kenmore fridge? If so, any problems with it? :)


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Correction...Does anyone have a Kenmore black textured French door fridge?


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Bosch panel ready French door. Counter depth for 3000.00 incl. shipping and free extended warranty, no sales tax, unless you're in CA?

Same deal here, but it sounds like 10 year warranty.
http://www.goedekers.com/

This one is 2.4K KitchenAid KFCO22EVBL Architect II 21.8 Cu. Ft. Custom Panel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Here is a link that might be useful: Bosch fridge


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22cu ft :(

There must be something wrong with us or we entertain way too much ... we need a minimum of 25. The 19 that I have is killing me, I have to keep a separate beverage fridge for sodas and all my wines are in a split cellar fridge.

I'm counting the MINUTES until my 28cu ft arrives this afternoon :)


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Yes, definitely something wrong unless you have 6 kids, including a bunch of teenage boys :)

Your wines shouldn't be in your fridge to begin with.

Seriously, I find that I use only about the front half of my fridge. The back is like an archeological dig. Also, way too many spreads, sauces, salad dressings, etc.


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Ok, if anyone has a FD fridge that you have had for awhile and are very happy with, what brand and color is it?

I know it's a gamble with any brand, as there are good and bad reviews on every brand.

Kitchenaid has the best warranty and I was told it's one of the best in mid price range, although I only see an average of a 3 star rating for it.
Also, I don't like that the interior seems "cheap". If it has the best warranty, I may end up going with it, although with KA, I'd end up with either stainless(can't stand that it spots and may not look right for my style) or the shiny black which spots and scratches easily.

Also, the two appliance stores near me have excellent service and would be out quickly to repair if something happened, unlike Sears or some others.

The only textured black I know of are Kenmore and Amana. Sears(Kenmore) service sucks and Amana is not all that good(from what I've heard).

Happy with your FD fridge and had more than a year? What brand and color?


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We have a KA french door for 3 years now. We got the taller 72" one. We love it. It's counter depth and I don't find that I lost any space at all. It's stainless, so it does show fingerprints...but i wipe it down once a week and it's fine.


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I have the JennAir (exactly the same as KA) in white. Have had it almost 3 years. Love it! Also 72" tall and I love the water dispenser on the inside.


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Any thoughts about the reliability of an LG french door?


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Can't say anything yet ... only 3 days with mine... but it was packed extremely well, cooled within a few hours, and is quieter than my smaller wine fridge!

CR and all the other ratings I could find seem to like LG. I'll chime in if any problems!


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Thanks marcojohnson! Good luck with it.


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I have a GE, and after about 1 1/2 years, it has had cracked bins, trays, pieces of the rail have broken off, not to mention that the tempered glass shelf literally exploded in my face while it was lying on the counter top and I touched it with a lukewarm sponge. Other than that, it still works.


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