The benefits of a stainless steel refrigerator include its aesthetically-pleasing appearance, long-lasting exterior, easy cleaning surface and resistance to bacteria. Having a kitchen full of stainless steel appliances may also increase the home’s selling value.
Stainless steel gives a refrigerator a sleek, beautiful appearance that can improve the overall design appeal of a kitchen. Stainless steel can provide a more modern and sophisticated look than other materials.
A stainless steel exterior lasts a long time because it is rust proof, water-damage resistant, stain resistant and strong. It does not become faded or discolored with age. Stainless steel refrigerators can be used for many years without showing wear or damage.
Stainless steel is also very easy to clean and maintain because it resists fingerprints, dirt, smudges and scuff marks. Cleaning and sanitization is done by wiping surfaces with a damp cloth and stainless steel cleaner or disinfectant. This makes stainless steel a good option for those who have small children or pets, yet want to keep a clean kitchen.
A stainless steel refrigerator also has the advantage of being resistant to bacteria, due to its nonporous surface. It resists germs more effectively than plastic surfaces, which can be a significant benefit for an appliance used primarily for food.