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DuraSnow vs. Stainless Steel. What is ZLINE DuraSnow and should you purchase it?

ZLINE DuraSnow vs. Stainless Steel

So you are in the market for a range, range hood and/or a dishwasher (refrigerator coming in late 2021!). You keep seeing the word "Durasnow" pop-up in your searches with ZLINE and Premium Home Source. What is DuraSnow Stainless Steel? Why does DuraSnow cost more than traditional stainless steel?  All your answers will be answered in this article.

Hi friends, it's Pete here coming to you again to help guide you to an informed and responsible decision in your kitchen rebuild. Traditionally, consumers have complained that using appliances like ranges, microwaves, kitchen sinks, and dishwashers would leave fingerprints. Even worse, a scratch to traditional stainless steel left you scratching your own head on how to fix it. 

Where did the DuraSnow idea come from?

ZLINE heard the fingerprint and scratch complaint too many times and manufactured the perfect stainless steel as an answer! DuraSnow is made from 304-grade stainless steel (ZLINE's traditional stainless steel models are made from 430-grade stainless steel). Fun fact: the lower the grade for stainless steel, the more premium and durable it will be. 

This 304-grade stainless steel is proven to be more durable and can withstand heat better (perfect ingredients for a kitchen appliance, don't you think?). 

See a scratch on your appliance? Don't worry, it can be buffed out.... removing the normal wear and tear of a traditional kitchen appliance.

Benefits of DuraSnow Stainless Steel:

  • Fingerprint, smudge and corrosion resistant
  • Scratches can be buffed out
  • Made from 304-grade stainless steel = more durable, longer life span

Will this match my other appliances in stainless steel?

Great question! The Durasnow Stainless Steel has a non-directional (cloudy) and has a slightly darker color than traditional Stainless Steel. It won't conflict like blue does to red, and I've seen the mix between DuraSnow and Stainless Steel work 100s of times. 

Pete's PointerIf you are a consumer that values having spotless appliances, I would recommend to pay a bit extra for the DuraSnow products.

ZLINE DuraSnow Stainless Steel

Which products should I be looking at?

Here are the best sellers for these categories: 

ZLINE Appliance Package:

ZLINE Durasnow Dual Fuel Ranges:

ZLINE Durasnow Range Hoods:

ZLINE Durasnow Dishwasher:

Check out the full DuraSnow collection here.


So should you actually buy DuraSnow Stainless Steel appliances? If you and your family do not enjoy cleaning appliances and are looking for longevity in your kitchen appliances... ZLINE DuraSnow is a great choice!

Here is a video summary from ZLINE themselves!


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