I have decided to purchase a BlueStar range. I am deciding between a color and Stainless Steel. Leaning toward either a cream or black, or maybe a deep brick red.
So I'd love to see photos of your Blue Stars! I've seen the photos on BS and Eurostoves' websites but would love to see more.
Thanks very much!
We purchased a 6 burner range/convection and a 30" gas wall oven. They are going to be the cream color and should look nice with our new cabinets. There are a ton of colors available. We are in the food business and are around stainless appliances all day in our commercial kitchen, so we REALLY don't want stainless in the home.
Unfortunately our house won't be done for a few more months, so I can't post any pics. Good luck!
I have a black RNB 30, and I love it (it looks great and cooks better!). I don't have pictures here at the office but I will try and post some later this evening.
We have cherry cabinets with a medium stain, lighter oak hardwood floors, and Julia soapstone counters. My other new appliances are black glass. All the new appliances have stainless handles and it all ties together nicely.
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You'll have to be sure to post a photo when you get it danielj. I love the way the cream range looks on the BS website. What color cabinets will you have?
Yes, I've seen all the possible colors. I would probably stay with the standard colors or maybe just go slightly different. We will have painted cabinets on the range wall and then have a medium grade cherry (rustic) island. So I think a painted range (with the stainless top) might look good.
To all you Blue Star owners, Please post a photo of your range and kitchen. I really need some help deciding and seeing them would be great.
Thanks so much in advance!
having had white appliances, stainless, and currently black, i have got to say that the black are the most difficult to keep looking clean...tends to streak and also shows dust almost immediately after cleaning especially if you have a sunny kitchen. i am changing out my cooktop and ovens/warming drawer to stainless---- i would advise the cream because of maintaince issue alone!!!
Thanks sailinggal, looking forward to your photos.
Busybee, I have noticed that my black shiny front on my old GE stove does show dust very easily. I'm not sure if the painted black Blue Star would be different - I think the paint is applied to stainless steel so it has a different look anyway. I wonder if dust would show up the same? Sailinggal or anyone with a black BS have an opinion?
I like the idea of cream with stainless steel - it may coordinate better with my painted cabinets on the range wall which will be either an antique white or maybe a darker tan. Island cabinets will be cherry.
about the dust. well, yes, it shows up beautifully! The front of my range gets a wonderful afternoon beam of light from the main kitchen windows.
that being said, I am OK with the dust showing. I'm far more OCD about wiping up the oil splatters that show up on the stainless backguard. But not overly so - my soapstone counters haven't been oiled yet because I started using them as soon as they were installed.
forgot to mention that I have a stainless hood, too. I'll try and get a good picture of the range wall for you this evening.
ok, I'll be the first to post a pict in this thread....
assuming, of course, this works...
Here is a link that might be useful: My stove
More photos of the kitchen redo and stove.BTW, the stove is a 30" RNB in Black.
Here is a link that might be useful: my kitchen
garden18c:I forget the name of the color we selected. It was an off-white moreso than cream. We saw one in a showroom with that same color and liked it. Our floors will be Southern Chestnut which is a kind of "medium dark" color, and the cabinets will be lighter with oil rubbed bronze door pulls. The cabinets will be like an arts and crafts or shaker style in maple. The cream-ish color should complement the wood since it is pretty neutral.
My only comment, for what it is worth, is be sure that your range color isn't close enough to you cabinet color that it looks as if you tried to match the two but couldn't quite do it.
parrym, thanks for posting the photos. I love the way your black range looks with all the other touches of black in your kitchen. Looks great! Couple questions about your range - I am also going with the 30". Does the middle grate come out? And what does it look like underneath - is it stainless steel? Also, is that a BlueStar backsplash or is it another brand? I was thinking about getting the one with the shelf but don't like the idea of losing space for my larger pans/pots on the back burner.
danielj, good point about not trying to match colors. You are right it should be different enough to show off each color. If we go with a light color on the cabinets it would be more of an antique white (will have some tan to it) or we could go darker too. The cream on the range would be different. I will be certain to see how they look together. Thanks!
I know there must be others who want to show off their BlueStar. Please post if you are able. Thanks very much!
Thanks for the compliments, I will pass them on to my wife who does the decorating. The fact that we could get the range in color made it that much easier to justify.
The middle grate is made of 2 pieces and they both come out. Underneath is 2 support beams which run front to back. These beams support the inside edges of the burner grates and both middle grates. In between the support beams is nothing. It is open down to the pull out drip pan.
The back splash was ordered from quickshipmetals.com. They will cut one any size you need. Mine was 30w x 40"high so it went 6+ inches below the top of the range.
Here is a link that might be useful: Backsplash
I'd love to see pics of other colors as well.Seems like the only ones I can find are the super-common colors like blue, red, black, or 10 or so other pics of the stove from the same angle, making it look like a photoshop/rendering...