THE CONVENIENT TRUTH
Getting everyone together on the same day is a chore. Getting everyone to sit down and eat at the same time, almost impossible. Today’s families are extremely diverse, and hectic schedules make getting together for dinner an unbelievable task. Reheating can cause meats to dry out, turn potatoes rock hard and can make vegetables a little soggy. Warming drawers offer an efficient alternative to keeping foods at ready-to-eat temperatures without ruining the food’s flavor or texture, especially helpful when family members eat at different times. While warming drawers have slowly become the home chef’s greatest asset, the convenience of this appliance goes well beyond the kitchen.
The Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Warming Drawer by Dacor is designed for wet and dry applications, and integrates new technology to allow precise control to regulate time and temperature. The flexible styling and superior functionality offer the same high-quality craftsmanship and premium performance of all Dacor products.
With the Indoor/Outdoor Warming Drawer, you can effortlessly create the ultimate home spa in the bathroom or poolside for toasty towels at your fingertips. Or transform outdoor entertaining and install the warming drawer into your outdoor kitchen area along with your Epicure® 52" Outdoor Grill, eliminating the need to run food back into the house; simply use the warming drawer to keep everything at the perfect temperature outside where your guests are.
And with the heating element securely placed in the bottom of the drawer, you have more room for whatever needs heating. An easily accessible hidden electronic touchpad has four temperature levels, an automatic timer and LED indicators in Dacor’s signature flame blue color for uncomplicated operation.
The Indoor/Outdoor Warming Drawer is available in 24” widths and can be seamlessly integrated into existing cabinetry with either a custom panel or installed with a Dacor stainless steel front panel accessory to keep towels or grilled food warm.
Dacor’s Integrated 24" Indoor/Outdoor Warming Drawer will be available at authorized Dacor dealers in January 2009. Click here to find an authorized Dacor dealer near you.
|CONVENIENCE IN THE KITCHEN
Many kitchen designers and homeowners consider warming drawers a secondary appliance and often undervalue how much it can help cooks orchestrate an entire meal.
This innovative appliance helps make life in the kitchen trouble free. Home chefs can comfortably enjoy a meal without having to wonder if the food will still taste perfect when everyone finally sits down to eat, as one of the biggest challenges of cooking is timing everything perfectly so the mashed potatoes are still moist and at a ready-to-serve temperature when the roast is complete.
Warming drawers ensure each appetizer, entrée or dessert is as flavorful when it hits the table as when it was prepared, so special occasions as well as everyday meals meet every expectation, preserving taste and keeping food warm at the perfect temperature until ready to serve.
The hidden electronic touchpad provides precise control of a gentle heat ranging from 100º to 200º for up to four hours, or as long as needed when operating in Sabbath Mode. And with increased capacity over previous models and a moist/crisp function that prevents items from getting soggy or drying out, the warming drawers are ideal for heating everything from grilled Margherita pizza to a juicy New York strip steak.
The indoor warming drawers are available in all four Dacor styles: Epicure, Millennia®, Preference® and Integrated.
Epicure Warming Drawers are available in 36”, 30”, 27” and 24” widths with a commercially inspired stainless steel finish and an elliptical handle with four trim color options of Chrome, Brass, Copper and Black Chrome. The Millennia models are available in 30” and 27” widths with a contemporary black glass/stainless steel combination in horizontal and vertical configurations, or in solid stainless with a hidden handle.
In 30” widths, the stylish Preference Warming Drawers feature floating glass front panels in six subtle tones - Anthracite Gray, Sterling Gray, Titanium Silver, Blue Water, Slate Green and Black - with a sleek curved handle to match the collection of Preference appliances or to simply add a splash of color to the kitchen. For a fully integrated finish, select the Integrated Warming Drawers in 30”, 27” or 24” and affix a custom panel to the front to match existing cabinetry for a flawless appearance.
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