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Silver Mist vs. Stainless Steel Frigidaires

Kristine Tucker

Frigidaire is a well-known brand name for household and commercial appliances, including refrigerators. If you are shopping for a Frigidaire refrigerator, you should evaluate the capacity, features, specifications and cost before you buy.

Choose a Silver Mist finish if you want fewer visible fingerprints.

You must also consider what type of finish you want on the exterior of your refrigerator. Silver Mist, a topical paint that resembles pewter, and stainless steel are two common Frigidaire refrigerator finishes.


Opt for a Silver Mist Frigidaire refrigerator if you want to save money on your purchase price and shipping costs. A 27.8 cubic-foot Silver Mist refrigerator with French doors costs $2,399 before tax, according to Frigidaire. The same refrigerator with a stainless steel finish costs $2,599. A stainless steel refrigerator is heavier than a Silver Mist refrigerator, so your shipping expenses will generally be more unless you buy from a local hardware store that offers flat rate shipping or carries the item in stock.


Choose a Silver Mist refrigerator finish for low-maintenance cleaning and minimal upkeep. The coating that covers and seals the paint on a Silver Mist Frigidaire refrigerator protects it against small scratches and fingerprints. Household cleaners will not smear or smudge the finish on a Silver Mist refrigerator. A stainless steel refrigerator shows unwanted fingerprints and often streaks when you clean it with regular household cleaners.

Durability and Construction

Select a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator for its solid construction and durability. "Stainless steel is extremely durable, stain-resistant and corrosion-resistant," states Calfinder Nationwide Remodelers. As opposed to a refrigerator with a Silver Mist finish, a stainless steel refrigerator is designed as one solid piece. As a result, it has fewer cracks to trap food particles, dirt and liquid from spills. But even though a stainless steel refrigerator is tough and durable, its surface is susceptible to small dents and scratches.

Reflection and Shine

Purchase a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator if you prefer a high amount of reflection and shine in your kitchen. Stainless steel has a mirror-like surface that reflects natural and artificial light. Stainless steel creates the illusion of a larger kitchen space, according to Calfinder Nationwide Remodelers. A flat, non-reflective finish such as Silver Mist does not visually expand the size of a room.