Dacor Kitchen Appliances: Details Newsletter - Spotlight


Detail Spotlight - March 2008


Change the way you look at kitchen design by importing color into the family’s favorite room. Neutral hues like anthracite or a slate green with a gray undertone can transform the kitchen from practical and utilitarian to exciting and alluring. And with a hint of inspiration from Mother Nature, these are now two of this season’s coveted colors for the home.

The kitchen no longer has to stand alone. Complement the design choices you have made in the rest of the home by installing an appliance from the Dacor Preference Collection (with glass front panels in one of six stunning hues: Anthracite Gray, Sterling Gray, Titanium Silver, Blue Water, Slate Green or Black.  Visually breathtaking while providing premium performance, each appliance in the collection offers the same level of innovative technological features and high-quality craftsmanship that has catapulted the Dacor brand above its competitors.

Whether it’s a smart wall oven, intuitive dishwasher or a refrigerator that predicts defrost patterns, Dacor offers a complete line of kitchen appliances designed to satisfy both the brilliant scientist and conscious art curator in you.

The Discovery of Cooking

The Preference Discovery Wall Oven ensures gourmet cooking results from even the most inexperienced cook. Available in 30” and 27” widths and preset with 99 of the most popular recipes organized by food type, the control panel also has plenty of room to store an additional 100 of your favorite recipes. Smart technology at its simplest, the only thing you need to know is what’s for dinner and the menu-driven guide will automatically program the correct time and temperature.

The Beauty of Cool

Creating the perfect meal requires more than just premium-performing cooking appliances. How well food is preserved can make the difference in whether your fresh-picked produce is flavorful or lifeless.

Easy-to-navigate front-mounted electronic controls on the Preference 36” French Door Refrigerators provide accurate temperature readouts, with sensors that alert when the internal temperature increases, the water filter needs to be changed or if the door is left ajar for several minutes, ensuring the freshest food and energy efficiency. The Adaptive/Pre-Emptive Defrost memorizes how frequently the door opens and closes and recommends defrost cycles based on usage patterns.

Cleaning in Style

With the Dacor Preference Collection, even dirty dishes can look good. In addition to a stunning exterior appearance, the Preference 24” Dishwashers feature intuitive controls and precise engineering capabilities to provide industry-leading cleanability. Boasting an AHAM rating of 95.6, which ensures dishes are cleaned thoroughly the first time and every time, each unit is fully insulated for virtually whisper-quiet operation, so there is no longer a need to leave the kitchen to have a conversation when the dishwasher begins. 

The New Look of Convenience

The appliance that has become a household staple is now ready for its close-up. The microwave is as important to the kitchen as the refrigerator but has often been an afterthought in kitchen design, forcing consumers and designers to opt for models that may not coordinate with existing appliances or the rest of the kitchen décor.  The Preference Microwave  includes all of the features and conveniences that have made the microwave the go-to appliance, including preset buttons for popcorn, defrosting and reheating. Stylish trim kits allow for a sleek, stacked installation with other appliances in the collection.

Colorful Accessories

With elegant lines, gentle curves and sophisticated touchpad controls, the Preference 36” and 30” Wall-Mounted Chimney Ventilation System  is designed to quietly and efficiently improve the indoor air quality of the kitchen by removing steam, grease and cooking odors. Also, the Preference 30” Warming Drawers ensure that special occasions as well as everyday meals meet every expectation by preserving taste and keeping food warm at the perfect temperature until ready to serve.  The warming drawers feature a new hidden electronic touchpad that provides precise control of a gentle heat ranging from 100º to 200º, for up to four hours, or as long as needed when operating in Sabbath Mode. A moist/crisp function prevents items from getting soggy or drying out, ideal for heating grilled Margherita pizza or a juicy New York strip steak.

View the Dacor Preference Collection.

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