DIAMOND BAR, Calif. October 2007 – Dacor®, market leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, today debuted a collection of redesigned warming drawers with innovative electronic touch controls for the brand's designer collections.
Debuted at the 2007 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), the updated line of warming drawers integrates new technology that allows for more precise control, to regulate time and temperature. The sleek style and function details of the appliance underscores the high-quality craftsmanship and premium performance that has made Dacor an appliance industry leader that offers consumers a full line of kitchen appliances that seamlessly coordinate with almost any décor, for a refined and contemporary appearance.
"Many consumers consider warming drawers as a secondary appliance," said Elaine Chaney, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Dacor. "Kitchen designers and homeowners alike often undervalue how much a warming drawer can greatly impact a meal. This innovative unit plays a pivotal role in the life of the kitchen, allowing budding chefs to comfortably enjoy a meal without wondering if food will still taste perfect when everyone finally sits down to eat."
"Warming drawers," continued Chaney, "are slowly becoming the chef's greatest convenience, as one of the biggest challenges of cooking is timing everything perfectly so the mashed potatoes are still moist and at a ready-to-serve temperature when the roast is complete. This appliance assures each appetizer, entrée or dessert is as flavorful when it hits the table as when it was prepared."
THE DESIGN FOR WARMTH AND PRESERVATION
The Epicure®, Millennia®, Preference® and Integrated warming drawers ensure that special occasions as well as everyday meals meet every expectation, preserving taste and keeping food warm at the perfect temperature until ready to serve. A new hidden electronic touchpad 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.
With design details including a heating element securely placed in the bottom of the drawer, the new Dacor warming drawers offer increased capacity over previous models and feature a moist/crisp function that prevents items from getting soggy or drying out, ideal for heating grilled Margherita pizza or a juicy New York strip steak with an automatic timer that guarantees each meal will be ready at the desired time.
The Epicure Collection warming drawers are available in 36", 30", 27" and 24" widths with a commercial-inspired stainless steel finish and an elliptical handle with four trim color options of chrome, brass, copper and black chrome. The Millennia models are available in 30" and 27" widths with a contemporary black glass/stainless steel combination in horizontal and vertical configurations to coordinate with both the Millennia and Epicure Collection appliances.
In 30" widths, the stylish Preference warming drawers feature floating glass front panels in six subtle tones – Anthracite Gray, Sterling Gray, Titanium Silver, Blue Water, Slate Green and Black – with a sleek curved handle to match the Preference Collection appliances or to simply add a splash of color to the kitchen.
Homeowners who prefer a fully integrated finish can select the Integrated style in 30", 27" or 24" and attach a custom panel to the front that matches existing cabinetry for a seamless look.
The new Dacor warming drawers will be available at authorized Dacor dealers in October 2007.
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.