German maker

Bosch, meanwhile, stands by stainless steel in the U.S. "We've seen in the last 10 or 15 years alternative finishes on the market, but they're not enduring," says Graham Sadtler, industrial design manager for the German company. "Similar to fashion, fads come and go."

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Is this the end of a 25-year run for stainless steel?

Stainless has been the big word in kitchen appliances for years. What's next? Two major appliance manufacturers are going head-to-head with difference finishes.
Major manufacturers are placing bets on different potential successors to the shiny, upscale appliance finish, which surprised everyone with its resilience.

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BIG MOMENTS IN KITCHEN APPLIANCES | It's All About the Finish

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1925: All-white enameled ranges, like this Hotpoint model, become widespread.
1950s:KitchenAid dishwasher. Petal pink, canary yellow and turquoise were kitchen hits.
1960s:Nature-inspired finishes such as avocado, harvest-gold and 'coppertone,' are popular as kitchen appliances continue to be a color source.
1976:Softer shades, including almond, coffee and 'fresh avocado,' appear.
1980s: Viking Range Corp. launches its iconic stainless-steel open-burner range in 1987, a pioneer among expensive, high-performance 'trophy' appliances.

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