Color...I'm thinking that if I had an all-white, clean, vintagey looking kitchen, I'd go for the white ones...but since that's not likely and I have a major crush on wood grain (yes, I do), I'm thinking all stainless or a stainless/black combo...but more stainless than black.
I think my ideal dream kitchen looks something like this...
|http://pinterest.com/pin/287667494917927169/ Source: Segreto Fine Paint Finishes|
I'm sure I want a range where the burner/grate thing is continuous...not four separate burners with space in between...I want to be able to slide the pots and pans around without things falling or the surface being uneven. I was also interested in the "powerboil" burners they have now that supposedly reduce boiling time? Anyone know how true this is? A few models had a special burner for simmering also.
Since I'm a breakfast food fiend, of course I liked the sliding griddle option on some models, but that alone was an extra $100...not sure it's worth it...as much as I love me some pancakes!
At this point, I'm thinking something a little like this...
Before we left, we browsed through the fridge and freezer section...and I very ignorantly made the comment that I don't like the double door fridges...I just feel so awkward opening them like double doors at a church or something. Then Hubs gently pointed out that pretty much ALL fridges are made that way now to conserve energy. Uh...right. I knew that. *awkward grin as we went up and down rows of fridges with double doors* That's something I'm going to have to get used to.
It was pushing 9pm as we walked through the big screen tv section...I basically turn into a pumpkin after 8 pm on weekdays, so I was useless at that point as hubs started talking about how small 50 inches looks these days... People, this is a fancy world we live in, and I know pretty much nothing about it. Front loading washers save water and use less soap...really? I'm 25 and I am so OLD!