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Value Is The New Black - Dacor Launches Two New Value-Centric Ranges
 

The new Distinctive gas and electric ranges deliver exceptional power and performance at a price point specifically for the value-conscious home chef.

City of Industry, CA - November 1, 2012 - Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, announced today the addition of the Distinctive™ 30" Gas Range and Distinctive 30" Electric Range to their successful Distinctive™ Series.

Exclusivity and premium price tags have long been the hallmark of affluence, but the newest arrivals from Dacor redefine "luxury" and are focused on quality craftsmanship and ease of use, without compromising Dacor's signature design elements and features.  Whether a stylish upgrade, a replacement purchase or as part of a complete kitchen remodel, the Distinctive™ Series Ranges are value-engineered to deliver unparalleled power and performance.

"The Distinctive Ranges have a number of unique features that won't be found on other products in this class.  Besides the "fit and finish" and unique styling, these are the first downdraft compatible gas ranges in the industry," said Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  Mr. Joseph went on to say, "The addition of the gas and electric ranges builds upon the success of the Distinctive™ Series which brings Dacor style and quality to the more value-conscious homeowner."

Whether gas or electric, these ranges offer exclusive features you would only expect to find in more up-market units, such as an angled control panel for easy viewing, dedicated Illumina™ Indicator Lights with Dacor's signature flame-blue glow when a cooktop element or oven is on, and professional heavy-duty die-cast stainless steel knobs with a metallic finish to complement the décor of virtually any kitchen.  One of the standout features is the 4.8 cubic foot oven capacity, one of the largest oven interiors on the market today.  In addition, the oven is equipped with two GlideRacks™ with easy-pull handles to assist in managing heavy dishes in and out of the oven.  The Distinctive™ 30" Gas and 30" Electric Range are available as free-standing and slide-in models.

The Distinctive™ 30" Gas Range is fueled with efficiency.  Two exclusive 14" extra-wide continuous platform grates allow home chefs the flexibility to prepare gourmet meals over the largest continuous cooking surface in its class.  Three sealed gas burners power-up to 15,000 BTU while one SimmerSear™ burner delivers between 800-18,000 BTU to delicately simmer at a food-safe temperature, or sear without scorching.  Dacor's exclusive Perma-Flame™ Technology guarantees hours of safe, uninterrupted cooking by automatically re-igniting the flame should a burner unexpectedly go out.  Optional interchangeable accessories include a 14" wide griddle, a 14" wide searing grill, and a work ring, which maximize the cooking experience.

The Distinctive™ 30" Electric Range is the perfect combination of sophisticated style and expert engineering.  A triple, a dual-, and two single-circuit heating elements beneath an easy-to-clean black glass surface give home chefs seven cookware position options, with up to 2,500 watts of power.  Each element heats pots and pans quickly and consistently with precise control.  The electric range ships standard with Dacor's exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System, a feature typically found in Dacor's premium luxury Discovery™ Series Ranges and Wall Ovens, the convection element, baffle, fan, and filter allow home chefs to simultaneously cook multiple dishes without flavor transfer.

And to top it all off, personalize your Distinctive™ Range by selecting one of two handle options, the professional Epicure® stainless steel handle, or the proprietary Dacor integrated stainless steel handle, giving the range a flush and clean contemporary look.

All Distinctive™ Series appliances are designed with Dacor's signature styling and functionality at an unrivalled price-to-performance balance.  Recent products from the Distinctive Series include a 30" Single and Double Wall Oven, a 30" Dual-Fuel Range, a 36" and 30" Gas Rangetop, as well as a Gas and Electric Cooktop, a 24" Dishwasher, a 30" Warming Drawer, a 24" Microwave, and a 30" Ventilation Wall Hood.

The Distinctive™ 30" Gas and 30" Electric Ranges are designed and manufactured in California, alongside many more core cooking products.  Pricing for the Distinctive™ 30" Gas Range starts at $3,099 UMRP and the Distinctive™ 30" Electric Range at $3,299 UMRP.  The ranges are now available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers nationwide.

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November 01, 2012

Dacor Teams Up with Chef Fabio Viviani for Premier San Francisco Food and Wine Festival
 

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani hosts the Dacor Demonstration Stage and Kitchen at the 2012 San Francisco Chefs Food, Wine and Spirits Festival

City of Industry, CA - July 30, 2012 - Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, announces their 3rd consecutive year of participation at the 2012 SF Chefs Festival to be held July 30th - August 5th in San Francisco's Union Square District.

As a platinum sponsor, Dacor will host the festival in more events than one.  Chef Fabio Viviani, season 5 star from Bravo's reality series Top Chef, will host cooking demonstrations on the Dacor Demonstration Stage and will also judge the SF Chefs Eater Chef Challenge this Saturday, August 4th.

"It's always a pleasure to be in San Francisco.  I am excited to host the cooking demos on the Dacor Demonstration Stage and to judge some of the best chefs in town during Round 2 of the Eater Chef Challenge at the Dacor Demonstration Kitchen," says Fabio Viviani, owner and executive chef of Café Firenze & Firenze Osteria.  Premiering as the choice appliance for SF Chefs will be Dacor's Renaissance® Wall Ovens and Cooktops.  Fabio adds, "Dacor appliances are a favorite of mine and I use Dacor in my home.  I love the quality and precise performance that I experience with my Dacor appliances and am pleased that our panel of chefs will be able to experience them here."

The SF Chefs Food, Wine and Spirits Festival is produced by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, a non-profit trade association.  SF Chefs will benefit several charities, including Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, La Cocina, and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund.

"Dacor is honored to be a premier sponsor of SF Chefs.  It's a unique and innovative culinary event that has such a great impact on our local community," says Charlene Rouspil, Manager of the San Francisco Dacor Design and Culinary Center.  "We enjoy being a part of the inspiration that these demonstrations and events bring to both home and master chefs."

The Grand Tasting Tent Demonstrations will begin at 1pm on Saturday and will be hosted by Fabio Viviani and Ryan Scott inside the Grand Tasting Tent at Union Square.  Fabio will be available to answer questions about Dacor and the appliances on display.

Round 2 of the competition for the SF Chefs Eater Chef Challenge begins at 4:30pm at the Dacor Demonstration Kitchen inside the Westin St. Francis Hotel.  Second round teams will serve a panel of esteemed judges which includes Caolyn Alburger from Eater SF, Jonathan Kauffman of Tasting Table, Craig Stoll from Delfina and Fabio Viviani of Bravo's Top Chef.  Live commentary will be provided by Liam Mayclem, Foodie Chap and host and producer of CBS5 Eye on the Bay.

Click to learn more information about the Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting Event, the Eater Chef Challenge and the SF Chefs Festival.

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July 30, 2012

The Father's Day Council Benefiting the American Diabetes Association Honors the 2012 Father of the Year Recipients

Dacor congratulates Michael Joseph, Chairman and CEO, as honoree for Father of the Year Award.

City of Industry, Calif. - June 8, 2012 - Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, proudly joins the American Diabetes Association® by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Michael Joseph, Chairman/CEO of Dacor®, to fatherhood, family and reverence in the community.

This is the 10th year that the Father's Day Council in Orange County, California, has hosted the Father of the Year Awards Dinner, benefiting the American Diabetes Association®.  This dinner honors fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives with their professional careers, to serve as role models for their children, and to help make a positive difference in their communities.  Since their first event occurred in 2001, honoree fathers and council members have raised over $1,500,000 to help support the advocacy, research and information initiatives of the American Diabetes Association®.  These funds help the American Diabetes Association® fulfill its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

"Our father has always demonstrated spiritual leadership in all that he has done and has been an inspiration to us all," says Steve and Tim Joseph.  "We are honored that our father is an honoree for the Father of the Year Award and are grateful for his profound role in our lives, his passion to make a difference in the lives of others and his support in the fight against diabetes."

"I am very grateful for having been selected for this Father of the Year recognition," says Michael Joseph.  "Being a father has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.  I am also very happy to help the American Diabetes Association in their commitment to stopping the epidemic of diabetes spreading throughout the United States."

After graduating from Stanford University in 1965, Mike served 4-1/2 years in the United States Marine Corp, including a year of duty in Vietnam in 1968.  In Vietnam, he flew combat missions in the F-4 Phantom Jet and served three months as a Forward Air Controller with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines.  In 1971 Mike joined his parents, Stan and Florence Joseph, who had founded DACOR in 1965, and assumed his current position of Chairman/CEO in 1982.  His current duties include overseeing the company's operational and strategic planning and encouraging growth through new product development and international expansion.

Mike was inducted into the Kitchen and Bath Hall of Fame in 2004.  He is a member of Legatus, the Knights of St. Gregory, the Knights of Malta and the World Presidents' Organization.

Mike has been married to Lynn Joseph for 38 years and together they have raised four children, Stephen, Jennifer, Timothy and Holly, and they are the proud grandparents of Sophia, Isabella, Ava Grace and James Michael.

 

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June 08, 2012

Dacor Announces 30 Inch Warming Drawers - Beautiful Companions for Renaissance and Distinctive 30 Inch Wall Ovens

Unique appliance additions to any kitchen design which add style and culinary ease.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 24, 2012 - Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, announces the Renaissance 30" Millennia Warming Drawer as a complement to the recently launched Renaissance 30" Single and Double Wall Ovens.

The Renaissance 30" Warming Drawer features black glass and vertical stainless steel facades, as well as an identical brushed stainless steel handle.  It is designed to be a perfect complement to the Millennia® style Renaissance Wall Ovens (ROV130B and ROV230B models).  Home chefs that prefer this signature Dacor finish can now enhance their kitchen designs with this complementary Warming Drawer, installing it below a single or a double Renaissance Wall Oven.

The Renaissance 30" Warming Drawer offers four different heat settings - Proof, Low, Medium, and High.  The Proof mode is ideal for activating yeast when baking bread, while the other settings are used for keeping dinner plates warm or ensuring appetizers remain at the perfect temperature for party guests.  The Warming Drawer features an Illuminated Electronic Control Panel which allows for simple and convenient temperature selection.  Additionally, a Moist/Crisp Slide feature allows users to select how moist or crisp they want their food items to be when warming.

The Renaissance 30" Warming Drawer boasts one of the largest interior capacities in the industry, like the revolutionarily-sized Renaissance 30" Wall Oven, with room for up to four dinner plates placed side-by-side.

With a 4.8 cubic feet interior cavity, the Renaissance Wall Ovens provide the largest oven cell capacity available on the market and are equipped with seven rack positoins - there's ample room to bake, broil or roast virtually anything.  The increased capacity of the Renaissance Wall Ovens, especially when paired with the Renaissance Warming Drawer, is ideal for home chefs who love entertaining.  Moreover, these appliances are equipped with Dacor features that are ideal for any home chef.

"Dacor invented the 30" self-cleaning Pure Convection™ wall oven category over twenty years ago, and with the Renaissance Wall Oven marking our 8th generation of developing category leading ovens, it was only fitting that we design such a beautifully coordinating Warming Drawer," says Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "When stacked together, the Renaissance 30" Warming Drawer and the Renaissance 30" Wall Oven make a sleek and impressive display in the kitchen."

The same can be said for the Distinctive 30" Warming Drawer with a Distinctive 30" Wall Oven.  It offers essential warming functions and Dacor's distinctive styling.  It's a beautiful addition to a complete Distinctive Series kitchen, which continues to offer the perfect introduction to luxury kitchens.

UMRP for the Renaissance 30" Warming Drawer is $1,599 and UMRP for the Distinctive 30" Warming Drawer is $1,199.  UMRPs for the Renaissance 30" Single and Double Wall Oven are $2,999 and $4,999, respectively.  And UMRPs for the Distinctive 30" Single and Double Wall Oven are $2,099 and $3,499, respectively.  All products are available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers nationwide.

 

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April 24, 2012

Dacor Announces Compatibility of the Renaissance 36 Inch Epicure Raised Ventilation System with the Award-Winning Distinctive 36 Inch Gas Cooktop

The Distinctive™ 36" Gas Cooktop is now compatible with a high-performance, raised ventilation system for a complete Dacor cooking experience.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 24, 2012Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, is pleased to announce a new Renaissance® 36" Epicure® Raised Ventilation System that is compatible with the award-winning Distinctive™ 36" Gas Cooktop.

An efficient, high-quality ventilation system is essential to improving air quality in the kitchen.  Ventilation systems not only eliminate cooking odors, but also help to control the humjidity in a kitchen, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.  Dacor's Raised Ventilation System offers the power needed to effectively remove smoke and cooking fumes from kitchens at the touch of a button.  The Renaissance 36" Epicure Raised Vent is designed with quality stainless steel and stores discreetly under the counter surface and remains out of view when not in use.  When needed, the system rises 15" above the countertop.  This is an ultimate blend of design and performance for homeowners that prefer an option different than a wall-mounted or island hood, and is perfect for island, peninsula or wall installations.

The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop is a striking addition to any kitchen wit hits eye-catching design and remarkable craftsmanship; it was awarded the 2011 GOOD DESIGN® Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.  Since 1950, this coveted award has recognized innovative and visionary products, concepts and ideas that go beyond the regular scope of everyday product design.  In 2011, a record number of applications were submitted with a final selection of more than 500 products and designs from 38 countries.  The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop was recognized in the Kitchen/Appliances category.

The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop is a collaborative design by Dacor and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international leader in design and well known for innovation, creativity and quality.  The GOOD DESIGN jury recognized the Cooktop for its overall aesthetic, as well as its utility, functionality, durability and sustainability.  The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop delivers the most power available in its class with an overall 60,000 BTU and offers a SimmerSear Burner with melting feature for ultimate precision and control.

The Cooktop is designed with ergonomic angled controls for ease of use.  Illlumina™ Indicator Lights that glow in Dacor's signature flame-blue when a burner is on - a modern, eye-catching look while making kitchen safety a priority.  The design teams employed a strict process of direction, design and development ensuring that the Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop was developed with both creativity and quality.

Home chefs will find this cooktop to be feature-rich with professional-grade performance.  The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop is equipped with five burners, including one SimmerSear™ burner with melting feature, which allows superior precision and control for the home chef with the option to simmer, sear, or sauté at ultra-high or ultra-low temperatures (up to 18,000 BTU).  For added cookign flexibility, the Cooktop also has two sealed gas burners that provide 12,000 BTU and two sealed gas burners that provide 9,000 BTU.  Additionally, the Perma-Flame™ instant re-ignition feature automatically re-lights a burners immediately if it goes out, ensuring continuous heating and a nearly effortless cooking process.  It also features a PermaClean™ Finish - a scratch-resistant, exclusive bead-blasted surface that retains a permanently beautiful cooking surface.  In addition, the Distinctive 36" Cooktop has a one-piece spill basin to further ensure that clean up will be a breeze.  The industry leading Continuous Platform rates provide for the optimum cooking surface for larger pots while allowing for multiple pans side-by-side.  Dacor has equipped all burners with Smart Flame™ technology, which ensures the burner flames do not directly contact the fingers of the porcelain-coated cast iron grates, helping to extend the life of the grates.

"We are very pleased to introduce the Renaissance Epicure Raised Ventilation System as a complement to the Distinctive 30" Cooktop," says Steve Joseph, President at Dacor.  "We design and manufacture appliances that together provide the optimum cooking experience, and we hope this makes appliance decisions easier for consumers.  The award-winning Cooktop deserves a compatible ventilation system, and this Raised Ventilation System provides that in both performance and beauty."

Dacor also manufactures this cooktop in a 30" width with 5 burners.  The Distinctive 30" Gas Cooktop offers the same design and performance features and outputs 54,000 BTU, which is the highest BTU of any 30" gas cooktop in the market.

The Distinctive 36" and 30" Gas Cooktops are manufactured with Dacor's signature style and functionality at an unrivalled price-to-performance balance.  Value-conscious home chefs can outfit their kitchens with additional products from the Distinctive Series, including the 30" Single and Double Wall Ovens, the 30" Dual-Fuel Ranges, the 36" and 30" Gas Rangetops, the new 30" and 36" Electric Cooktops, the 24" Dishwasher, the new 30" Warming Drawer, and the 24" Microwave.  Both the Renaissance 36" Epicure Raised Ventilation system and the Distinctive 36" Cooktop are available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers, with UMRPs of $1,099.

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April 24, 2012

Dacor Announces New Distinctive Electric Cooktops that Deliver High-Performance Cooking to Value-Conscious Home Chefs

36" and 30" Electric Cooktops complete the Distinctive Series Cooktop offering.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 24, 2012 - Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today introduced the new Distinctive™ 36" and 30" Electric Cooktops.  Signature styling and performance at an accessible price point makes the Distinctive Electric Cooktop an excellent choice for homeowners who are ready to enter the luxury appliance market.  The cooktop, available in both 36" width/five burner and 30" width/four burner configurations, is an excellent upgrade for replacement purchases or as a part of a complete kitchen remodel.

Other electric cooktops offer limitations in terms of cooking temperature, but the Distinctive Electric Cooktops are manufactured with infinite heat level settings allowing chefs to adjust the heat to the precise temperature they need for their style of cooking.  Additionally, the multi-directional knobs allow users to easily set the temperature by turning in either direction to reach the desired heat setting - achieve either an immediate high heat, or quickly and easily hold a food-safe simmer.

Further enhancing the Cooktops, performance, the Distinctive Electric Cooktops feature radiant ceramic elements.  When the temperature is dialed-up for optimal cooking performance, element response time is instantaneous.  The single- and dual-circuit elements help home chefs achieve their cooking goal, from melting chocolate in a small sauce pan, stir frying in a wok, to braising in a large Dutch oven.  Dual-ring elements adapt to fit a variety of pot and pan dimensions.

Hand-in-hand with high-end performance is distinctive Dacor design.  The Distinctive Electric Cooktops feature a scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean black, frameless ceramic glass top accented with brushed metallic knobs.  The cooktops ship with a ceramic glass cleaning accessory tool to maintain a pristine cooktop surface.

Dacor always takes every measure to ensure safety in its appliances.  The knobs configuration along the side of the cooktop is designed to prevent home chefs from reaching across hot pots to adjust temperatures.  A dedicated Hot Surface Safety Indicator Light for each element signals that the corresponding element is either on or has residual heat.  The light will remain on until the element has cooked to a temperature that is safe to touch.

"The Distinctive Electric Cooktop provides homeowners with a stylish, high-performance alternative to premium gas cooktops and rangetops," said Steve Joseph, President at Dacor.  "Homeowners who want to experience luxury cooking now have access to a premium electric cooktop, and the price makes this cooktop a suitable choice for replacement products or as part of a kitchen renovation."

The Distinctive Electric Cooktop offers the craftsmanship and value that consumers have come to expect from the Distinctive Series.  The electric cooktops are available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers with a UMRP of $899 (DECT365B) and $799 (DECT304B).

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April 24, 2012

Dacor Introduces the Distinctive 30 Inch Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range

Slide-In Range offers kitchen design flexibility, plus a new compatible Renaissance® 30" Epicure® Raised Ventilation System pairs perfectly to provide and optimal cooking experience.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 24, 2012Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today introduced the Distinctive™ 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range.  Dacor's newest range offers the perfect balance of stylish design and premium performance, wit the flexibility necessary for homeowners who have a kitchen island.  The Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range (DR30DI model) ships with a self-rimming trim kit and 3 1/4" side panels.  No backguard is required, unlike the Distinctive Dual-Fuel Range (DR30D model), creating an overall flush-to-the-counter design.

An efficient, high-quality ventilation system is essential to improving air quality in the kitchen.  Ventilation systems not only eliminate kitchen odors, but also help to control the humidity in a kitchen, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.  Dacor's Raised Ventilation System offers the power needed to effectively remove smoke and cooking fumes from kitchens at the touch of a button.  The Renaissance 30" Epicure Raised Vent is designed with quality stainless steel and stores discreetly under the counter surface and remains out of view when not in use.  When needed, the system rises 15" above the countertop.  This is an ultimate blend of design and performance for homeowners who prefer an option different than a wall-mounted or island hood, and is perfect for island, peninsula or wall installations.  The ventilation system's slim profile is a perfect fit for a kitchen island configuration with the Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range.

Continuing with Dacor's long tradition of developing innovative appliances that enhance the cooking experience, the Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range provides home chefs with features to rival competitors' models, including angled control graphics that are easy to read from a comfortable standing position and electronic indicator lights for safer cooking.

"The Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range offers a wide range of new consumers a professional grade entry into the luxury market," said Steve Joseph, Vice President of Marketing at Dacor.  "Paired with the specially designed Renaissance 30" Epicure Raised Ventilation System, homeowners can own high-end luxury kitchen appliances at a more affordable price."

The Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range features six cooking modes - Bake, Broil, Convection Bake, Convection Broil, Convection Roast and Pure Convection™.  Dacor's exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System ensures uniform temperatures throughout the oven cell using a custom-designed air baffle for channeling hot air in a perfect pattern.  The unique convection filter captures grease and flavor particles within the oven cell, allowing users to cook multiple dishes simultaneously without the worry of flavor transfer, making it possible to have dinner and desert ready at the same time.

On the cooktop, SimmerSear™ Burners offer cooks a wide range of cooking temperatures to ensure the perfect simmer, sear or sauté.  A one-piece porcelain-enameled spill basin beneath the burners catches any food or grease that may fall through for easier cleanup.  Dacor's Continuous Platform Grates make maneuvering pots and pans around burners a simple task and add extra space for oversized cookware.  Smart Flame™ Technology reduces the flame output under each grate finger to protect the finish without limiting the temperature.

With safety foremost in mind, home chefs can focus on their culinary masterpieces; the Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range features Dacor's exclusive Illumina™ Indicator Lights, which glow in the brand's signature flame-blue to indicate that the cooktop is on.  For additional safety, Dacor's Perma-Flame™ Technology automatically re-ignites a flame that goes out unexpectedly, which keeps pots simmering and eliminates any exposure to escaping gas.

The Distinctive Slide-In Dual Fuel Range is manufactured with Dacor's signature style and functionality at an unrivalled price-to-performance balance.  Value-conscious home chefs can outfit their kitchens with additional products from the Distinctive Series, including the 30" Single and Double Wall Ovens, the 36" and 30" Gas Cooktops and Rangetops, the new 30" and 36" Electric Cooktops, the 24" Dishwasher, the new 30" Warming Drawer, and the 24" Microwave.  Both the Renaissance 30" Epicure Raised Ventilation System (UMRP $999) and the Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range (UMRP $3,649) are available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers nationwide.

 

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April 24, 2012

Dacor Will Showcase Class-Leading and Award-Winning Appliances at KBIS2012 and Participate as the Exclusive Appliance Sponsor for ''UNcontained''

Dacor exhibits at KBIS in an exciting new way as the exclusive appliance sponsor of UNCONTAINED, in addition to a traditional product showcase.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 24, 2012 - Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, will exhibit at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held in Chicago April 24th - April 26th.  Dacor will showcase the Renaissance® Wall Ovens, the Distinctive Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range, Distinctive Gas and Electric Cooktops, Renaissance and Distinctive Dishwashers, Renaissance and Distinctive Warming Drawers, and Renaissance and Distinctive Ventilation Systems.

As an American-made, family-owned company, family runs deep in all that Dacor does - from being run by three generations of the Joseph family to the company's consideration of customers and their families during product development - family is integral.  Family, combined with Dacor's commitment to the kitchen and bath industry, has led the company to a longstanding involvement with the KBIS.  Dacor's founder, Stan Joseph, is one of the original inductees into the KBIS Hall of Fame, with Stan's sons, Michael and Anthony, following in his footsteps as Hall of Fame members.

Dacor is the exclusive appliance sponsor in the first annual "UNCONTAINED" exhibit.  Unlike anything at KBIS before, UNCONTAINED will feature a creative inquiry into the generational shifts and generational self-expression that consumers are bringing into their homes.  Five vignettes in UNCONTAINED, booth #2121, will showcase the changing needs and perceptions of American home and life.  This unique, exciting, and untraditional event will give KBIS participants a new take on traditional living spaces.

"We are very excited to have presence at KBIS and to participate in this unique event," said Steve Joseph, President at Dacor.  "As a product innovator, we understand the important of exploring new things and, at times, being different.  UNCONTAINED is giving the industry a new perspective on the home, and we're pleased to be able to support KBIS in this refreshing new endeavor."

Dacor product experts will be on hand in Booth #726 to answer questions and provide product tours so that dealers and designers can learn the details about Dacor's latest and award-winning products.

Last year, Dacor received a Best of KBIS Silver Award for the Distinctive 36" Cooktop.  In the hopes of continuing the award-winning momentum this year, Dacor submitted four entries for the Best of KBIS Award: the Renaissance 30" Double Wall Oven, the Distinctive 30" Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range, the Renaissance 30" Epicure Raised Ventilation System, and the Distinctive 24" Dishwasher.

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April 24, 2012

Energy-Efficiency Style and Performance Combine to Deliver Value and Dependability in Three New Dishwashers from Dacor
   

Homeowners can boost energy savings with premium performing dishwashers that complement any kitchen style.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 24, 2012 - Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today introduced the new ENERGY STAR® qualified Distinctive and Renaissance 24" Dishwashers.

Style and performance are synonymous with Dacor appliances.  The added benefit of the Distinctive and Renaissance Dishwashers is their energy-efficiency.  The new dishwashers consume less water and energy with specific wash and dry cycles, resulting in high-performance dishwashers that are environmentally friendly and ENERGY STAR® qualified.  In fact, these new dishwashers are the most energy-efficient on the market, with 41% less energy sue and 33% less water consumption than non-qualified dishwashers.  Also, Dacor incorporated a 7-Part PureClean System that incorporates seven highly effective wash zones, along with a 3-Part PureFiltration™ System, which means users don't have to waste water pre-rinsing dishes to enjoy a higher level of clean.

Using a dishwasher should not add work to a kitchen clean-up routine.  The new dishwashers boast an interior height of 13-3/4", the highest in the market.  So party platters and large pots and pans are accommodated easily.  EasyLoad™ racks allow for loading flexibility.  With the option to load up to 14 place settings the dishwashers can handle large gatherings just as effortlessly as everyday meals.  Up to 9 wash cycles and up to 2 drying cycles cover every dishwashing need - from scrub jobs to quick rinses.

Knowing the importance of safety features, Dacor has equipped the Renaissance and Distinctive Dishwashers with FamilySafe™ and FamilyLock™, respectively.  These are mechanical locking systems to ensure a child cannot open the dishwasher door while the dishwasher is running.  FloorGuard™ is Dacor's advanced water safety system with sensors that detect even the slightest leak.

The Distinctive 24" Dishwasher is built with unique, statement-making styling and is feature-rich.  Electronic one-touch controls are simple to operate on a luxurious PrintFree™ stainless steel finish.  No fingerprints or smudges.  Regardless of the cleaning job, big or small, the WhisperWash™ System is structured for less vibration with dedicated water circulation and drainage pumps and quilt-like insulation surrounding the tub.  This dishwasher operates at 49 decibels.  That's quieter than a bumble bee's buzz.

The modern styling of the Renaissance 24" Dishwashers begins with a hidden control panel.  The door (RWD24S model) features PrintFree, a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel.  With this model you may choose between the elegant Epicure® handle or a sleek Millennia® handle.  The integrated Renaissance Dishwasher (RWD24I) model) accepts a custom panel option to match surrounding cabinetry for a completely integrated design.  The integrated model also accepts Dacor's black glass panel kit options (APIDWPBK and APIDWPMV models) that can be combined with Dacor handle accessories to complement an Epicure or Millennia style kitchen.

"The latest dishwashers from Dacor provide the ultimate in efficiency, style and performance," said Steve Joseph, President at Dacor.  "With top-line features and three design options to fit customers' needs and price points, all homeowners can benefit from reliable, energy-efficient appliances."

With reliable features that homeowners can benefit from, the Distinctive and Renaissance Dishwashers become dependable additions to any kitchen.  The dishwashers are available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers with a UMRP of $1,259 for the Distinctive 24" Dishwasher, $1,699 for the Renaissance 24" Dishwasher in stainless steel, and $1,599 for the Renaissance 24" Integrated Dishwasher.

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April 24, 2012

Dacor Wins 2011 Good Design Award

Dacor is Honored with a GOOD DESIGN® Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for the Distinctive™ 36" Gas Cooktop 

COSTA MESA, Calif. - February 29, 2012 - Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture and distribiution of luxury kitchen appliances, today announced that it has won a 2011 GOOD DESIGN® Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.  The oldest and most distinguished international design competition, GOOD DESIGN Awards are given annually to the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality.

Since 1950, this coveted award recognizes innovative and visionary products, concepts and ideas that go beyond the regular scope of everyday product design.  2011 brought a record number of applications with a final selection of more than 500 products and designs from 38 countries.  Dacor was recognized in the Kitchen/Appliances category for the Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop.

The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop is a collaborative design by Dacor and BMW Group Designworks USA, an international leader in design and well known for innovation, creativity and quality.  The GOOD DESIGN jury recognizes this Cooktop for its overall aesthetics, as well as, its utility, functionality, durability and sustainability.  The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop delivers the most power available with an overall 60,000 BTU and offers a SimmerSear™ Burner with melting feature for ultimate precision and control.  It also features an exclusive PermaClean™ Finish - a scratch-resistant, bead-blasted surface that retains a permanently beautiful cooking exterior.

"The Distinctive Cooktop is truly an innovative, quality product with an outstanding value," said Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "It is an honor to be recognized with this internationally coveted design award."

The Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop is available at authorized Dacor dealers.

 

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February 29, 2012