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Dacor Brings Brains and Beauty to the Kitchen with New DacorMatch Color System for its Smart Cooking Appliances

Ultra-Premium Kitchen Appliance Manufacturer Offers Personalization for the Passionate At-Home Chef

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, launches smart and sexy wall ovens and ranges with its new color customization options.  With the new DacorMatch™ Color System, Dacor customers can personalize their cooking appliance based on any color imaginable - simply by providing Dacor a swatch of their selected color.  Additionally, the Dacor design team has hand-selected 10 vibrant color options for its wall ovens and ranges, including its award-winning Discovery iQ™ 48" Dual-Fuel Range and Discovery iQ™ 30" Wall Oven - the world's first smart cooking appliances with a fully-integrated, connected tablet.

Available nationwide this fall, the 10 new color options include Crimson, Envy, Black Tie, Tangerine, Cordon Bleu, Citron, Smoke, Sangria, Arctic and Radiant Orchid - the 2014 Color of the Year, according to Pantone®.

"Many manufacturers have offered color appliances over the years,but none like this," comments Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner.  "Dacor is now offering smart and colorful cooking appliances for the passionate at-home chef that also wants to make a statement."

"We know that many Dacor customers are actively involved in the design of their home," says Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "Now, we're empowering customers to take control of the color palette of their cooking appliances to truly make the kitchen their own."

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June 26, 2014

Le Cordon Bleu and Dacor Announce Strategic Partnership

International Culinary Institution Gives Ultra-Premium Kitchen Appliance Manufacturer its Ultimate Seal of Excellence

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 - A culinary match is made in Los Angeles today as world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu and California-based leader in ultra-premium kitchen appliances Dacor®, announce a strategic alliance that has never been done before.  The love of exquisite cuisine and culinary artistry brings together the world's premier provider of culinary arts education and the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium appliances for an unprecedented partnership that will forever change the face of cooking innovation in the home kitchen.

Le Cordon Bleu has propelled chefs from cooking students to culinary icons with graduates such as Julia Child, Giada De Laurentiis and Nancy Silverton, a 2014 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Chef.  After years of research, Le Cordon Bleu sought out a partnership with Dacor for its outstanding cooking appliance innovation, excellent product performance and unparalleled culinary passion.  Both companies are seeking to ensure a revolutionary change in the culinary space.  The merging of French technique and American innovation reinvigorates the kitchen with products, passion and progress that moves traditional cooking to modern day creations.

"Many of the most sought after chefs in the world have graduated from our culinary schools," says André J. Cointreau, president of Le Cordon Bleu International.  "We only accept excellence and therefore, if we partner with a brand, we only partner with the best.  And I believe Dacor produces the best ultra-premium major appliances on the market today."

Given Le Cordon Bleu's long history of excellence in the culinary space, the organization believes that there is value in providing students, aspiring chefs of all levels and loyal followers recommendations for specific kitchen appliances and other cooking tools and instruments to maximize their performance.

"As a professional chef, the tools we use are just as important, as the ingredients that go into each dish," notes Executive Chef of Le Cordon Bleu Yannick Anton.  "So whether I'm cooking at home or in a professional kitchen, performance is paramount, and the power and precision I experienced with Dacor was second to non."

Le Cordon Blue Mast Chefs recently tested numerous high-end cooking appliance brands, including Dacor, on myriad evaluations such as baking, convection baking, broiling and convection roasting.  The tests measured the oven's speed and accuracy, evenness of heat distribution, and the quality of dishes prepared.  Dacor appliances were determined to be superior in multiple categories and its premier product craftsmanship was highlighted as well.

"Dacor is the first and only appliance brand to be tested and recommended by the Master Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu," notes Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner.  "This appliance is the perfect pairing of two iconic brands with a rich history of celebrating culinary artistry."

As part of the partnership agreement, Dacor ovens and ranges will have a Le Cordon Bleu seal of excellence insigne.  Additionally, Le Cordon Bleu will feature select Dacor products in its upcoming cooking classes, demonstrations and academy kitchens.

"There is no other kitchen appliance brand in the world that has received this renowned stamp of approval," notes Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "Like Le Cordon Bleu, Dacor has been committed to innovation and excellence since our inception nearly 50 years ago, and it's these ideals that set the standard for everything we do today."

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June 20, 2014

Do You Dream in Color? Dacor to Launch Color Customization at Dwell on Design 2014

New DacorMatch™ Color System Offers Personalization for the Passionate At-Home Chef

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2014 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, is leading the smart cooking revolution with the world's first connected cooking appliances featuring a fully-integrated, wireless tablet - the Discovery iQ™ 48" Dual-Fuel Range and Discovery iQ™ 30" Wall Oven.  Now, at Dwell on Design (DOD) 2014, Dacor is launching color customization options for its smart cooking appliances.  With the new DacorMatch Color System, Dacor customers can personalize their cooking appliance based on any color imaginable - simply by providing Dacor a swatch of their selected color.  In addition, the Dacor design team has hand-selected 10 vibrant color choices for its wall ovens and ranges, including Crimson, Envy, Black Tie, Tangerine, Cordon Bleu, Citron, Smoke, Sangria, Arctic and Radiant Orchid - the 2014 Color of the Year, according to Pantone®.

"With thousands of leading designers, architects and avid home chefs attending Dwell on Design, we determined this is the perfect place to debut our new color line," notes Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner.  "There's simply no better way for people to experience the luxury, culinary prowess, and breathtaking design of our award-winning products than to see them in person."

Available nationwide this fall, the DacorMatch™ Color System are designed to empower Dacor customers.  "Dacor believes in encouraging customers' self-expression not only through food, but also through kitchen design," says Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "By offering smart ovens and ranges for customers in any color they choose, we are empowering them to truly make the kitchen their own."

Along with the new custom colors, Dacor will feature the following appliances at Dwell on Design:

  • New Discovery® 36" Gas TouchTop™: This is the first gas cooktop in North America with a timer on each burner that can automatically extinguish the flame when cooking is complete.
  • New Distinctive® 36" Four-Door French Door Refrigerator: This stunning performer includes three discrete cooling zones, one of which can be easily switched between refrigeration and freezing for the ultimate in versatility and convenience.
  • Renaissance® 36" Induction Cooktop: This cooktop not only outperforms both gas and traditional electric options, it utilizes 90 percent of the heat generated, unlike the 40 percent most cooktops offer.
  • Discovery WineStation®: This award-winning four-bottle, commercial-grade wine dispenser and preservation system keeps wine in sommelier-perfect condition for up to 60 days after opening.

Dwell on Design will be held at the Los Angeles Convention center June 20-22, 2014 at 1201 South Figueroa Street.  Dacor will be exhibiting at booth #1411.

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June 10, 2014

Dacor Introduces New French Door Refrigerator with Unparalleled Temperature Control

New Distinctive® 36" Four Door French Door Refrigerator Offers Flexibility with Three Cooling Zones

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2014 - Dacor®, leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, is pleased to introduce its Distinctive® 36" Four-Door French Door Refrigerator.  The new refrigerator offers three cooling zones with a single zone that allows users to easily transition between fresh and frozen cooling modes, depending on the needs of the day.

Dacor's new refrigerator features BlueV™ lights that preserve the freshness and vitamins of fruits and vegetables, while FrostWhite™ LED lighting provides superior visibility of refrigeration contents.

The Distinctive 36" Four-Door French Door Refrigerator also offers digital touch controls on the external panel; ice and water dispenser accessed through the refrigerator door; rapid cooling and quick-freeze capabilities; humidity-controlled shelves; and 22 cubic feet of total storage with 15.3 cubic feet for the upper refrigerator and 7.3 cubic feet for the lower freezer/refrigerator-freezer portion.

"Dacor customers love to entertain, and their cooling needs may change on any given day," says Dacor president Steve Joseph.  "Our new Distinctive French Door refrigerator offers cooling flexibility with the choice of additional freezer or refrigeration space, which is ideal when preparing for the ultimate party."

The Distinctive 36" Four-Door French Door Refrigerator is priced at $2,999 UMRP and will be available in summer 2014.

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May 07, 2014

Dacor to Sponsor the 42nd Annual Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House in New York

Leading Interior Designers to Incorporate Dacor Ultra-Premium Appliances for the Ultimate Show House Kitchen

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, is pleased to announce it is the official appliance sponsor of the internationally-recognized 2014 Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. An annual event, 22 celebrated interior designers will renovate Manhattan's legendary, The Mansion on Madison, adjacent to The New York Palace hotel. Featuring fine furnishings, art, technology and a new Dacor kitchen, guests will pay to tour the 26,190 square-foot mansion with proceeds benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.  This year, House Beautiful, a sponsor of the kitchen, is working with Dacor on this project, which will be seen in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Since its inception in 1973, the show house has raised more than $19 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which offers after-school and enrichment programs for New York City youth.

"The Mansion on Madison is truly an iconic New York landmark, and Dacor is thrilled to be a part of it," says CEO Chuck Huebner.  "Not only are we pleased to participate in this must-see design event, but we look forward to simultaneously supporting the region's youth through this premier fundraiser."

The show house will feature several Dacor products, including its Discovery® iQ™ 48" Dual-Fuel Range and Discovery® iQ™ 30" Wall Oven, the world's first smart cooking appliances with a fully-integrated, connected tablet.  The Dacor Discovery iQ technology empowers users to customize their cooking experience.  From downloading apps to accessing intuitive cooking tools, Dacor offers home chefs products that evolve and change with their lifestyle.

Dacor will host four private events at the show house for new and current dealers, designers, and builders to experience the home.  Additional products to be displayed include Dacor's Discovery® WineStation®, Discovery® 48" Integrated Built-In Refrigerator, Renaissance® 30" Epicure Warming Drawer and Renaissance® 24" Integrated Dishwasher.

Leading expert in kitchen and bath design, Matthew Quinn, will lead the restoration of the mansion's kitchen, utilizing Dacor products to bring functionality, aesthetics and comfort to the space.  Based in Atlanta, Quinn is a principal at Retrofit Ventures and Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio.  Additionally, he is the founder of the Matthew Quinn Collection, a new showroom concept in luxury kitchen, bath and architectural hardware that blends the best available with his own expanding lines of kitchen, bath and closet products.

"This historic mansion in Manhattan is the perfect setting for guests to see Dacor's newest generation of appliances displayed in a dream kitchen," says Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "Dacor leads the smart cooking revolution, and we are eager to connect with design enthusiasts at the mansion in May."

More than 15,000 guests are expected to tour the show house located at 457 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.  The show house will be open to the public through the month of May 2014.

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April 10, 2014

Dacor Names Marcone Canada Its Exclusive Tier One Parts Distributor

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2014 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, announces Marcone Canada as its exclusive, tier one parts distributor in Canada.  The tier one status enables Marcone to provide parts for service of Dacor warranties while continuing its Canadian sales and distribution of appliance manufacturer's parts.  The tier one status enables Marcone to provide parts for service of Dacor warranties while continuing its Canadian sales and distribution of the appliance manufacturer's parts.

"Dacor and Marcone have a longstanding relationship in providing world-class service to technicians and consumers," says Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner.  "We are pleased to be working exclusively with Marcone Canada to ensure Canadian customers have access to superior parts and services."

"Marcone's existing support of Dacor made them a natural choice to partner with to ensure our customers in Canada have the optimum ownership experience when it comes to their kitchen appliance needs," says Berto Vargas, Dacor warranty manager.  "We look forward to working with Marcone Canada to offer our best-in-class warranty service throughout Canada, an important and growing market for Dacor."

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April 03, 2014

Dacor Wins United Servicers Association Partnership Award

Ultra-Premium Kitchen Appliance Manufacturer Receives it Second Consecutive Win for its Dedication to member Service Experience

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, announces its 2014 United Servicers Association (USA) Partnership Award win for its high-quality, after-purchase service experience.  A second consecutive win for Dacor, the award signifies the company's focus on service training and technical support.

"We are honored to receive this award from the leading service association," says Chuck Huebner, CEO of Dacor.  "At Dacor we are continually looking for ways to elevate the passionate home chef's experience, and that means that every facet of our business must be top-notch."

Dacor received the partnership Award for its participation in the association's Institute of Service Training events and for its ongoing contributions.  Other companies to win in years past include Whirlpool, Samsung and Electrolux.

"We are thrilled to win the United Servicers Association's Partnership Award and to be recognized by such key influencers in the appliance service industry," says Rob Marriott, Dacor national technical manager.  "Winning this award is a testament to Dacor's ongoing commitment to leadership to ensure our customers always receive the highest quality service and satisfaction."

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April 02, 2014

Dacor to Showcase Smart Connected Cooking Appliances at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Ultra-Premium Kitchen Appliance Manufacturer Leads the Smart Cooking Revolution with Innovative Discovery® iQ™ Products

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances and category leader in the smart cooking revolution, will showcase several new kitchen innovations at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York, March 20th through the 23rd.  Dacor plans to present its new Discovery® iQ™ 48" Dual-Fuel Range and Discovery® iQ™ 30" Wall Oven, the world's first smart cooking appliances with a fully-integrated, connected tablet.  The Dacor Discovery iQ technology empowers users to customize their cooking experience.  From downloading apps to accessing intuitive cooking tools, only Dacor offers home chefs a product that evolves and changes with their lifestyle.

"The Architectural Digest Home Design Show attracts design leaders throughout the Northeast, an important market for us," states Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "We look forward to showcasing Dacor's industry-leading innovations at the luxury design fair this month."

In addition to the world's smartest oven and range, Dacor will feature several award-winning products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, including:

  • Discovery® 36" Gas TouchTop™: The first gas cooktop in North America with a timer on each burner that extinguishes the flame upon completion.  The cooktop also features digital, glass-touch controls for an entirely new level of gas cooking precision.
  • Distinctive® 36" Freestanding Four-Door, French Door Refrigerator: The new, four-door refrigerator offers a three-zone cooling system with a single zone that allows users to easily transition between fresh and frozen cooling modes, depending on the needs of the day.
  • Renaissance® 36" Induction Cooktop: The cooktop is more than 90 percent energy efficient, outperforming traditional gas and electric options.  It greatly improves the cooking experience, providing home chefs the ultimate level of cooking control speed.
  • Discovery WineStation®: This award-winning four-bottle, commercial-grade wine dispenser and preservation system keeps the wine exactly as the vintner intended for up to 60 days after opening.

In partnership with Architectural Digest, Dacor will host a DVD signing March 20th at 3 p.m. with Danny Forster, global architecture expert and creator of the Science Channel's "Build it Bigger" and Ground Zero film, "The Rising".  Forster will sign copies of "The Rising", a film which he produced alongside executive producer Steven Spielberg.  The film tells the story of the Ground Zero rebuild from an engineering and architectural perspective.

The 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will feature new product launches, design lectures and seminars, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and more, from more than 400 exhibiting brands.  The four-day show is expected to have more than 40,000 attendees from across the globe, including, architects, interior designers, developers, contractors, builders, visual merchandisers, and affluent homeowners.

The show will take place at Pier 94 in New York City; Dacor will be exhibiting at booth number 275.


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March 20, 2014

Dacor Unveils the World's First Smart Professional Cooking Range for the Home

New Discovery™ iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range Combines Cooking Precision with Remote Access for the Ultimate Connected Kitchen

LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2014 - The connected kitchen just got smarter.  Dacor®, the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, announces its new Discovery™ iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range, the world's first range to feature an integrated, wirelessly-connected tablet.  The range incorporates the proprietary Dacor iQ Controller, a sleek new control panel for today's sophisticated chef.  The range also features the Dacor iQ Cooking Application that empowers users with all the tools they need for precision cooking.  With the release of the new Dacor Remote iQ Cooking Application, home chefs can control the range via any smart phone or tablet, from anywhere they are connected.

The Dacor iQ Cooking Application is the perfect tool for busy, connected home chefs - enabling them to watch cooking tutorials, download favorite recipes and access expert cooking advise, right from the range.  The pre-programmed Dacor Guide™ eliminates the guesswork in preparing a wide range of dishes; and when the meal is complete, the range automatically switches to a warming mode and informs the user by text message.  Home chefs can customize the Dacor iQ Cooking Application by downloading apps from either the Google Play™ Store or Apple App StoreSM.

"With the Discovery iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range, we are utilizing smart technology to empower the passionate cook," states Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "The new range combines the cooking precision our customers have enjoyed for nearly 50 years with a first-of-its-kind Dacor Cooking App and iQ Controller, providing a convenient, connected cooking experience."

The Discovery iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range features a gas cooktop that provides precise heat control through its distinctive brass burners, delivering a true simmer to a powerful sear.  Its two electric ovens offer 10 cooking modes, including Pure Convection™, Pure Convection Sear, Convection Bake, Convection Broil, Convection Roast, Surround Bake, Bake, Broil, Max Broil and Roast.

The new Discovery iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range is equipped with exclusive Dacor features for the ultimate cooking performance, including:

  • Soft-close door hinges that prevent doors from slamming, providing a luxury kitchen experience
  • 14-inch wide Continuous Platform Grates™ that allow for large pots and pans to effortlessly be transported from burner to burner
  • GreenClean™ Steam Technology which cleans light build-up in just 30 minutes without the need for high heat or harsh chemicals
  • Wi-Fi software updates ensure that users can download the latest recipes and innovations

The Discovery iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range is priced at $11,999 UMRP and will be available nationwide in June 2014.

The Dacor iQ Controller runs on an Android™ based tablet and was first introduced in the Dacor Discovery iQ Wall Oven in 2013.  Dacor has now extended this technology to its new range line.

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AWARD WINNING DESIGN

Dacor, in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, has been recognized with a 2013 GOOD DESIGN AWARD for the Dacor Discovery iQ Graphical User Interface (GUI).  GOOD DESIGN is the world's most prestigious design awards program organized by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

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January 05, 2014