I'm still waiting for my stand mixer to go on sale again. I'm totally going to just get it next time, even if my snowboard boots haven't sold yet. I think the fates are trying to coerce me into it. First the hand mixer, and now my bread machine. Last week my ancient hand-me-down bread machine kneaded itself off the counter and broke when it hit the floor. So now I'm actually kneading dough by hand. Totally unacceptable.
While I wait (because heaven forbid I pay the full Costco price, which is already a great deal), I need to be prepared. I STILL haven't decided once and for all what color I want to get. Here's where you come in.
There are really only two options: white or stainless steel. But which one? I lot of the stuff I keep out in my kitchen is stainless steel. My pots hanging on my pot rack, my canisters, my mixing bowls on the shelf in my island, the new hardware on my kitchen cabinets, and a few other odd and ends. But those photos are all out of date. My kitchen isn't red anymore. The new color is a gray-blue.
On the other hand, a lot of things are white in there too. My refrigerator is white. All my dishes are white. The doors and trim are white. I actually hope to paint my cabinets white someday. And do you know what else is white? Flour. What do you use a lot of around a mixer? Flour.
So even though stainless steel sounds cool in theory, maybe it's a fad. Will it be the next avocado? In 20 years will people look at stainless steel things and think, "That is SO turn of the millennium." And would stainless steel show fingerprints and flour dust even worse than the white? I like stainless steel. A lot. But white is universal and timeless.
My original plan was to go into the store and do a little research. Look at the stainless steel color in person and see how it performs. Rub my greasy little fingers all over it. Smuggle in some flour in my pocket and throw a handful on it.
Then my sister pointed out that I would probably cause an anthrax scare and get hauled away to jail. So, I guess a poll will have to do. Please vote in the sidebar and feel free to pontificate in the comments.