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News & Press Releases

May 08, 2007

DACOR® combines contemporary styling and everyday cooking convenience with new finishes for the MILLENNIA® Microwave In-A-Drawer

Dacor®, market leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, introduced additional finish options for the innovative Millennia® Microwave In-A-Drawer.


The expansion of the brand’s microwave offering continues the company’s goal of providing consumers with a full line of kitchen appliances that easily coordinate with products from all three of the designer collections; the classic commercial-inspired Epicure® Collection, the contemporary and elegant Millennia Collection and the colorful Preference Collection.


“Today, the microwave is as important to the kitchen as the refrigerator,” said Elaine Chaney, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Dacor, “and many consumers cannot imagine living without the appliance that offers fast-paced families the opportunity to quickly and conveniently prepare exquisite meals that taste as flavorful as if cooked in a traditional oven or reheat last night’s treats. However, the microwave has often been an afterthought in kitchen design, forcing consumers to opt for models that may not coordinate with existing appliances or sacrifice valuable counterspace. Dacor wanted to provide consumers with new options and design details that would help integrate the microwave into the overall kitchen layout more easily.”



For homeowners who want the flexibility of installing the microwave in an unconventional location that will free up counter space, the revolutionary Millennia Microwave In-A-Drawer is the ideal option. Now available in a solid stainless steel or solid black glass finish – or the original black glass/stainless steel combination to match the Millennia Vertical Wall Oven – the Microwave In-A-Drawer is a sleek alternative to countertop units, with a unique drawer configuration that increases installation flexibility and ease of use.   


The unit’s innovative design combined with industry-leading technology, provides users with the ultimate cooking experience.  The Microwave In-A-Drawer is perfectly engineered for under-the-counter installations, in islands and open-plan kitchens, or as with many other versatile Dacor appliances, can be installed in areas beyond the kitchen – like poolhouses, screening rooms and butler’s pantries. The freedom to install the appliance in convenient locations allows users to safely remove contents from the microwave without the risk of spillage because hot containers are not being lifted overhead, but instead the drawer opens out toward the user.


The one-touch automatic drawer opening effortlessly opens and closes the interior drawer, taking ease of use one step further.  The automatic drawer glides open with the push of a single button, eliminating the need to wrestle with awkward handles. 



The 1.0 cubic foot Millennia Microwave In-A-Drawer  includes all of the features and conveniences that have made the microwave a kitchen staple, including preset buttons for popcorn, defrosting and reheating, with additional Sensor cooking modes that automatically detect when food is done and adjust power levels and cooking times accordingly.


When the potential to overheat is suspected by the unit, the Sensor Modes halt the cooking process and alert the user. For complete control that operates without sensors, the user may also program power level and cooking time in three separate modes: Reheat, Defrost and MicroWarm.


In addition, each model also includes a safety lock on the control panel that will keep tiny hands from gaining access to the contents of the drawer.


The Millennia Microwave In-A-Drawer in solid stainless steel or solid black glass will be available at authorized Dacor dealers in August 2007.


About Dacor: Founded in 1965, Dacor has introduced many industry firsts including an infrared ceramic gas broiler inside an electric Pure Convectionä self-cleaning oven, an outdoor grill with built-in halogen lights, and the world’s only 30” dishwasher. Based in Diamond Bar, Calif., Dacor offers a complete line of luxury consumer appliances that includes ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, warming ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, ventilation hoods, built-in coffee systems, refrigerators, beverage centers, wine stewards and outdoor grills.


Home chefs now have unlimited access to Dacor accessories with EverythingDacor.com, a new e-commerce site that offers consumers accessories to complement their kitchen.


For more information on Dacor, its product line and local dealer locations, visit www.dacor.com, contact Customer Care at (800) 793-0093 or visit the Dacor product showroom at corporate headquarters in Diamond Bar, Atlanta, Chicago or San Francisco.