Stainless steel appliances have been a really popular choice for kitchens over the last few years. It’s a great option for some kitchens, but it wasn’t quite the look I had in mind when I completed my modest kitchen renovation a few years back.
Since there were not a lot of other choices besides stainless steel back then, I went with a white finish for all my appliances. White has worked fine for my kitchen, but recently I learned of another alternative that I find very intriguing.
If you like the look of stainless appliances but haven’t been thrilled with their tendency to show fingerprints, you need to check out the slate appliances available now through GE!
I’ve always had excellent luck with GE appliances. On December 13th, 1979, fresh out of college I purchased my very first washing machine for my post-college apartment. It was a GE washer and 36-1/2 years later, it is still going strong. That’s not a typo, the washing machine I currently use is 36-1/2 years old! It’s the only washing machine I’ve ever owned. So yeah, you might say I’m a GE fan!
One of the things I noticed about GE’s line of slate appliances is how the matte finish will work in any kitchen, even those of us who have painted cabinets and like more of a cottage feel for our kitchens.
And unlike stainless steel appliances, the surface of a slate appliance is magnetic, so it becomes a great place to organize the family schedule or to showcase family photos.
When I was working on my kitchen renovation, one of my must-haves was a range with a double oven. I love to entertain, especially during the summer months and for holidays. Entertaining is much harder to do with only a single oven.
Unfortunately, there were no available walls in my kitchen where two ovens could be installed. I managed to find one of the few slide-in ranges with double ovens being made at that time, and over the years I’ve really enjoyed having two ovens at my disposal.
Once you’ve had double ovens, there’s no turning back! I love having a casserole or rolls going in the top oven while cooking a roast or turkey in the bottom oven. I was excited to discover that GE makes a slide-in range with two ovens and it’s also available in their effortless, slate finish, too.
The next time I need to replace my range, I’m pretty sure I’m going to go with a gas range. GE offers a gas option for their double oven range, as well.
I really like how the slate finish has a soft, matte appearance. I especially like how well it hides fingerprints and smudges.
Another advantage of the slate finish is since it’s a neutral in the kitchen and a has a similar appearance to stone, it looks great with all the latest and most popular countertop options including engineered stone, quartz, soapstone, marble, wood and even concrete as shown here.
I think the GE slate finish is a a great option for anyone looking for a neutral finish in their kitchen appliances, but without the maintenance issues you run into with stainless steel. It’s an option I will definitely consider the next time I update my kitchen.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GE Appliances. The opinions and text are all mine.