DIAMOND BAR, Calif. - October 2007 – Dacor®, market leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, today, introduced a series of new 36" bottom-freezer, cabinet-depth refrigerators for the Preference® and Millennia® Collections with glass front panels in six subtle hues and black glass/stainless steel combinations. The introduction of the new models greatly expand Dacor's recently launched full-size refrigeration offering, which includes the Epicure® Collection built-in side-by-side and stand-alone models in commercial-inspired stainless steel that were unveiled in 2006.
Debuted at the 2007 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), the new refrigerators round out the brand's designer collection; an impressive full line of kitchen appliances that are designed to match almost any décor. An innovative modular design system offers over 60 different design options to help homeowners create the perfect kitchen.
"Dacor is as passionate about cooking as our customers and we understand that preparing the perfect meal requires more than high-performing cooking appliances," said Elaine Chaney, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "There are a number of details that can help turn a great meal into an extraordinary one - long before the food even hits the cooktop. How well food has been preserved can make the difference in whether your prosciutto artichoke salad is flavorful or lifeless. With that in mind, we have designed a system with innovative features that ensure food is properly preserved, so every tomato, green pepper and pomegranate explodes with flavor."
DETAILS THAT LOOK GREAT
The stylish Preference refrigerators are available in contemporary colors that inspire creativity, with floating glass front panels in six finishes - Anthracite Gray, Sterling Gray, Titanium Silver, Blue Water, Slate Green and Black - and coordinate perfectly with the other appliances in the Preference Collection. The Millennia models offer a unique spin on refrigerator design, with contemporary black glass/stainless steel front panels in vertical configurations that coordinate with the understated elegance of the Millennia Vertical Wall Ovens. Both the Preference and Millennia refrigerators are available with French doors and feature spacious interiors that easily accommodate oversized trays and serving platters.
"Dacor is extremely excited about the introduction of the Preference and Millennia 36" refrigerators because the products open up a host of new design options for luxury kitchens," continued Chaney. "Particularly with refrigerators, homeowners seeking to update their kitchen with high-performing appliances have not had many choices beyond solid stainless steel or extremely saturated and overbearing colors. However, our Preference Collection allows homeowners to introduce an alternative to the kitchen - in subtle tones that consumers will love looking at everyday."
An innovative modular design system gives consumers the freedom to mix and match the curved Preference® handle, the ergonomic Millennia® handle or the elliptical Epicure® handle with anyone of the 36" refrigerator models for a completely customized kitchen. Consumers who desire even further customization can select the integrated model, designed to accept cabinetry panels for a completely seamless look.
At 36" wide and 24" deep, the entire Dacor bottom-freezer refrigeration assortment meets the needs of consumers who demand high quality craftsmanship and prefer to slide a premium-performing refrigerator into standard-sized cabinetry space for a professional appearance.
DETAILS THAT PERFORM
To guarantee optimum freshness of produce and meat, a slide-out deli drawer and two crisp drawers feature individual adjustable temperature/humidity controls that help maintain the ideal preservation environment.
Easy-to-navigate, front-mounted electronic controls provide accurate temperature readouts with sensors that alert users when the internal temperature increases, water filter needs to be changed or if the door is left ajar for several minutes, ensuring the freshest food and energy efficiency. An internal water dispenser mounted on the inside wall provides a continued supply of fresh, cool, filtered water.
The bottom freezer drawer glides open effortlessly and boasts a larger capacity than most freezers, with full wire baskets that keep frozen food organized and easily accessible. With fresh food storage on top and the freezer underneath, users will have to bend less frequently to reach the items that are used more often.
Rolling out to authorized Dacor dealers in November 2007, the 36" cabinet-depth units are ENERGY STAR®-qualified and feature Adaptive Defrost, which tracks refrigerator door usage and adjusts defrost patterns accordingly.
About Dacor: Founded in 1965, Dacor has introduced many industry firsts including an infrared ceramic gas broiler inside an electric Pure Convection 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.