If your kitchen is full of outdated white appliances, but you dream of modern stainless steel, your wish may be more achievable (and affordable) than you think. The magic fix: magnetic stainless steel sheets, custom-cut to fit your fridge or dishwasher. Slap the sheets onto the front of a magnetic appliance, and presto—it’s shiny and new. Priced at just $60, this refrigerator cover is much cheaper than the cost of a brand-new appliance. Time to teach your old fridge a new trick.

By Real Simple
Updated February 05, 2018
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Note: When ordering the magnetic sheets for your refrigerator from Appliance Art, measure the dimensions of each panel carefully. Be sure to request extra peel-and-stick stainless steel strips for the edges of the door at no extra cost, but upon request only. They will make sure your finished appliances has a seamless look. Trust us, these covers seriously work wonders.

What You Need

  • Degreasing spray cleaner
  • Magnetic stainless steel appliance cover, custom-cut to fit your fridge from Appliance Art
  • Peel-and-stick stainless steel film strips
  • Squeegee (that comes free with covers from Appliance Art)
  • Utility knife

Follow These Steps

  1. Clean the surface of the fridge with a degreaser.
  2. If your fridge has a brand logo on it, remove it with a screwdriver.
  3. Apply the peel-and-stick stainless steel film to one corner of the fridge. Peel off just a few inches of the film’s backing, and beginning at the top of one corner, start applying the film. Use the squeegee to smooth on the film, and push an air bubbles from the corner out toward the edges. Continue removing more backing, working a few inches at a time down the appliance. Patience is key here, so don’t try to rush! If you notice an air bubble, gently pull up the film until you get to the bubble and then reapply.
  4. When you get down to the bottom of the refrigerator, trim off the excess film with a utility knife. Hold the knife perpendicular to the fridge surface and let the bottom edge of the refrigerator guide your cut. Repeat on the other edge of the appliance.
  5. Starting at the top of the fridge, roll on the magnetic sheet. Use the squeegee to work out any air bubbles as you go. Because the magnetic sheet
  6. Voila—enjoy your beautiful new stainless steel appliance. Clean the surface as you would normally, just avoid any cleansers that contain alcohol. When you’re ready to move out or get a new appliance, the cover comes off easily with a strong tug.