DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – October 2007 – Dacor®, market leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, continues to redefine the modern kitchen with the introduction of a series of microwaves in six colors for the stylish Preference® Collection.
Debuted at the 2007 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), the expansion of the brand's microwave offering continues the company's goal of providing consumers with a full line of kitchen appliances from all three of Dacor's designer collections; the commercial-inspired Epicure® Collection, the contemporary and elegant Millennia® Collection and the uniquely colorful Preference Collection.
"Today, the microwave is as important to the kitchen as the refrigerator," said Elaine Chaney, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Dacor. "Many consumers cannot imagine living without the appliance that offers fast-paced families the opportunity to quickly and conveniently prepare exquisite meals that taste as flavorful as if cooked in a traditional oven or simply reheat last night's dinner in a snap.
However, the microwave has often been an afterthought in kitchen design, forcing consumers and designers to opt for models that may not coordinate with existing appliances. Our Preference model, as well as the recently introduced Millennia Microwave In-A-Drawer, provides consumers with new installation options and style details that help integrate the microwave into the overall kitchen layout more easily."
DETAILS FOR EVERYDAY CONVENIENCE AND STYLE
Also available in classic stainless steel, the new Preference Microwaves come in six subtle tones - Anthracite Gray, Sterling Gray, Titanium Silver, Blue Water, Slate Green and Black - to coordinate perfectly with the other appliances in the Preference Collection and complement popular stainless steel styles for a completely finished look throughout the kitchen.
The Preference Microwaves include all of the features and conveniences that have made the microwave a kitchen staple, including preset buttons for popcorn, defrosting and reheating, but takes ease-of-use one-step further. Pre-programmed recipes help create perfectly cooked meals in minutes and sensor cooking modes automatically detect when food is done and adjust power levels and cooking times accordingly.
With a simple touch of the "15 Minute Dinner" button, on-screen step-by-step instructions provide easy-to-follow directions on how to prepare a variety of delicious meal options from Beef Wraps to Mexican Chicken, in record time. When the potential to overheat is suspected by the unit, the Sensor Modes halt the cooking process and alert the user. For complete control that operates without sensors, users can also program power level and cooking time in three separate modes: Reheat, Defrost and MicroWarm.
The extra-large 2.0 cubic foot interior cavity offers the space to heat larger dishes and includes a 16" turntable to ensure food is heated evenly and a child safety lock on the control panel keeps tiny hands from gaining access to the contents of the drawer.
Rolling out to authorized Dacor dealers in October 2007, the Preference Microwaves are ideal for either built-in or countertop installations, with 27" and 30" trim kits that are fashioned to match the curved Preference handle design to create a streamlined appearance when the unit is stacked with other built-in appliances.
About Dacor: Founded in 1965, Dacor has introduced many industry firsts including an infrared ceramic gas broiler inside an electric Pure Convection self-cleaning oven, an outdoor grill with built-in halogen lights, and the world's only 30" dishwasher. Based in Diamond Bar, Calif., Dacor offers a complete line of luxury consumer appliances that includes ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, warming ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, ventilation hoods, built-in coffee systems, refrigerators, beverage centers, wine stewards and outdoor grills.
Home chefs now have unlimited access to Dacor accessories with EverythingDacor.com, a new e-commerce site that offers consumers accessories to complement their kitchen.
For more information on Dacor, its product line and local dealer locations, visit www.dacor.com, contact Customer Care at (800) 793-0093 or visit the Dacor product showroom at corporate headquarters in Diamond Bar, Atlanta, Chicago or San Francisco.