Another Industry First
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 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 App Store.
Exclusive Wi-Fi Connectivity
With the Discovery iQ Controller, home chefs can expect the latest technological advances for the kitchen running on the Android™ OS platform. Powered by a Samsung 1GHz Processor and 512 MB DDR2 RAM, the built-in controller is exclusive to Discovery™ Series Wall Ovens. The controller rounds out with complete Wi-Fi connection capability and is equipped with stereo sound and a PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processing unit delivering an exciting multimedia experience through a 7" LCD glass touch screen panel.
Versatile and Easy-to-Use
The graphic user interface (GUI) is easy to use and is the most recent collaboration from Dacor and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international leader in design strategy, premium design development, and brand communication. Dacor won the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award for the Discovery iQ GUI (graphical user interface) in 2013. With the built-in Discovery iQ Controller home chefs can access the Dacor Discovery iQ Cooking Application and Guide while simultaneously downloading other popular applications through the Google® Play Store, researching new recipes or viewing cooking video demonstrations wirelessly through a home Wi-Fi network.
The Discovery iQ Controller with interactive cooking application and guide can also be accessed remotely by the home chef throughout the home with their own Wi-Fi enabled tablet or smart phone. The iQ eliminates the guesswork associated with preparing popular dishes and family recipes by way of a pre-programmed guide. It enables users to prepare a wide range of dishes to perfection with the touch of a finger. Simply select the desired recipe from the display menu, insert the dish, initiate the program and relax as the oven takes care of the rest. Additionally, when the desired cook time has been reached, the oven will place the dish on warming mode, keeping food warm until ready to serve.
An Empowered Cooking Experience
By combining oven technology with the insight of the iQ Controller and cooking application, Dacor is empowering the novice cook to perform at expert levels with a simple swipe of a finger. With control features such as Guided Cooking, Quick Start Guide, Recipe Box, and Slow Cook Mode, home chefs are almost guaranteed to cook all their favorite dishes to perfection.
Signature Dacor Features
In additional to the exclusive iQ Controller, the new Discovery 48" Dual-Fuel Range is built with core features signature to Dacor such as a 4.8 cubic foot oven cell capacity to prepare large poultry or for multi-rack cooking; exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System which reduces cooking time, provides superior heat distribution and eliminates flavor transfer; GreenClean™ Steam Technology which cleans light build-up in 30 minutes without the use of high heat or harsh chemicals; and GlideRacks™ equipped with a convenient easy-pull handle which allow the home chef to move heavier dishes in and out of the oven easily.
The new Discovery 48" Dual-Fuel Range with exclusive iQ Controller is targeted for production during the Summer of 2014 - $11,999 UMRP. The Discovery iQ Dual-Fuel Range will be available at specialty kitchen appliance retailers, Pacific Sales, Lowes, and internationally through distributors in Canada and Mexico.