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Stainless Steel Refrigerators

I recently bought my first stainless steel refrigerator, and I am disappointed with it for these three main reasons.

First, almost any type of contact with the stainless steel produces very visible fingerprints and smudges. Since the door handles are also made of stainless steel, the refrigerator handles almost always look dirty. I am thinking about wrapping the door handles with a cloth or towel to minimize cleaning. Thus, stainless steel refrigerators typically appear to need to be cleaned or wiped down to remove smudges and fingerprints, even more so if you have small children.

Second, stainless steel is not magnetic. In other words, magnets do not stick to the front surface of stainless steel refrigerators. However, the sides of my refrigerator are magnetic, and that is where we are forced our kidsí artworks, photos, and calendars. Alternatively, we would have to use suction cups o some type of adhesive to attach objects on the front of our stainless steel refrigerator.

Finally, the front doors of the refrigerator are highly reflective, thus they produce a lot of glare from the kitchenís ceiling lights. This makes seeing in the entire kitchen slightly harder. Furthermore from the corner of my eye, I am always under the impression that the refrigerator doors are incorrectly open and internal light bulbs are on. So, I often have to double check if the refrigerator doors are open or not.

If I have known of these issues beforehand, I am not sure that I would have purchased a stainless steel refrigerator.

by Phil for Humanity
on 11/18/2014

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