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Beautiful Kitchen Appliances.
Oiled-brushed bronze appliances are the new stainless steel.
We were fortunate enough to have our kitchen remodeled by the DIY Network, unfortunately, the remodel wasn't free, but it was reduced in cost and completed in only 15 days.
The highlight of our new gourmet kitchen are our Jenn Air appliances: dishwasher, refrigerator, built-in microwave, double ovens, and trash compactor. Jenn Air appliances are pretty great on their own, but what makes our kitchen special is that we didn't go with the typical stainless steel appliance covers; we did not want the same industrial appliance look that it seems 90% of the American population desires; we went with oiled-brushed bronze appliance covers, and even though we had to pay extra for the brand and the covers, we couldn't be happier with the outcome!
Stainless Steel vs Oiled Bushed Bronze
Stainless steel appliances are difficult to keep pristine; some folks resort to keeping the plastic covering on as along as possible. Tacky.
Stainless steel appliances smudge and scratch easily; the oiled brushed bronze appliances do not show smudges and scratches, as easily as their stainless steel counterparts. I use Windex and a paper towel to keep my appliances sparkling. No expensive fancy cleaner needed.
Stainless steel appliance look cold. We wanted our kitchen to feel warm and inviting. The oiled brushed bronze appliances flow seamlessly with our cabinets, so when you walk into the kitchen you notice the beauty of the space, rather than glaring at the stark kitchen appliances.
Not Your Aunt's Appliances
When I was researching the oiled brushed bronze appliances, I came across several blogs where folks said that the appliances looked like something their aunt had in 1970. These folks admitted that they had never actually seen the appliances in person, only in a television program or ad. Folks said that the oiled brushed bronze appliances were 'brown' and looked outdated.
I couldn't disagree more! There is a brownish hue, but that is what bronze looks like. If you walk around the aisles of any Loews or Home Depot, you will notice hundreds of bronze accessories for the bath and kitchen. Why are bronze accessories so popular? Because they are beautiful looking and easy to care for.
Oiled brushed bronze is definitely not your aunts crappy brown appliances from 45 years ago.
If you are in the process of remodeling your kitchen, I highly suggest that you move past the stainless steel craze and look to the future by using something unique.
According to a Consumer Report, stainless steel's dominance over other large-appliance colors could be waning. But wait---don't jump on the newest appliance bandwagon: white appliances. In ten years, your white appliances will be just like 90% of your neighbors'.
Color outside the lines, be creative, and dare to be unique and different by embracing the look and quality of oiled brush bronze appliances.
To be honest, there is one drawback to my beautiful kitchen refrigerator: it is not magnetic. So no cute photos or creative magnets holding up mementos on my fridge--just the look of pristine beauty. For ten bucks you can buy a bulletin board and keep your kitchen space uncluttered.
Jenn-Air Oiled Bronze Appliances
Inspired color with the impact of an instant classic. This is the timeless appeal of the new Jenn-Air industry-exclusive Oiled Bronze suite. Always at the forefront of new design trends, Jenn-Air has created a true original for the kitchen, cast in bronze. Featured on select Jenn-Air refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, cooktops, warming drawers and hoods, the Oiled Bronze suite combines a rich, burnished bronze finish with the superior quality and craftsmanship of the Jenn-Air brand.
The Jenn-Air Oiled Bronze finish conveys a unique depth of warm bronze hues accented by sleek, stainless steel handles and hardware. This subtle combination of metallic surfaces offers you the versatility to create an entire kitchen of Oiled Bronze appliances or use them as accent pieces to balance the look of stainless steel or black appliances. Whether your love earth-toned environments, streamlined modernist settings or classic town and country surroundings, the Oiled Bronze finish is designed to bring enduring beauty to your vision of the perfect kitchen.