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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