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Dacor Continues to Support the 43rd Annual Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House in New York

Leading interior designer incorporates Dacor ultra-premium appliances for the ultimate show house

NEW YORK, NY - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, is pleased to announce it is the official appliance sponsor for the internationally-recognized 2015 Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House.  Featuring fine furnishings, art, technology and a new Dacor kitchen, guests will pay to tour the Arthur Sachs Mansion in New York City's iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood with proceeds benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

"Dacor is pleased to have the opportunity to work with such an iconic non-profit organization," said Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner.  "Not only are we pleased to be working with a talented roster of leading designers and architects, but we look forward to simultaneously supporting the region's youth through this premier fundraiser."

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Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has helped more than 11,000 young people who have been economically, socially or recreationally disadvantaged in the New York City neighborhoods.  Since its inception, the show house has raised more than $19 million for New York City youth.

"For the past 50 years, our company has focused on developing innovations that matter to the future of cooking," said Dacor President Steve Joseph.  "We feel privileged to be part of the Kips Bay boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House because helping and supporting the next generation is part of our mission."

The Kips Bay kitchen was designed by Christopher Peacock, Master Kitchen Designer and Cabinet Maker.  Known for creating beautiful spaces for discerning clientele inside the most luxurious private estates across the globe, Christopher is a leader in the design community.  The kitchen inside the Kips Bay show house features several Dacor products, including the Discovery iQ™ 30-inch Wall Oven.  Introduced in 2011, the Discovery® series of kitchen appliances were the first to integrate Android technology.  This smart kitchen technology enables users to customize their cooking experiences.  From downloading recipes to accessing intuitive cooking tools, Dacor smart appliances offer innovations that truly matter to the home chef.

More than 15,000 guests are expected to tour the show house located at 58 East 66th Street in Manhattan.  The show house will be open to the public from may 14 - June 11, 2015.

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May 08, 2015

Dacor to Exhibit Connected Cooking Appliances and a New Line of Fully Integrated Refrigeration at Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Integration of technology raises the bar for luxury kitchen appliances

NEW YORK, NY - Celebrating 50 years of cooking innovation, Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, will showcase the addition of voice activation to the its line of smart kitchen appliances at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

"We are demonstrating innovative features that make Dacor kitchen appliances even smarter," said Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner. "The new abilities of Dacor products revolutionize the cooking experience for home chefs, ushering in a new era of convenience in the kitchen."

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This spring, the Dacor iQ Remote App will be enabled to accept voice commands. This new component allows the unparalleled ability to monitor and control connected Dacor appliances with the Dacor iQ Remote App. Whether entertaining outdoors, strolling the aisle of a grocery store or running late from the office, Dacor customers can now control their iQ products remotely and hands-free.

The new Discovery® Fully Integrated Refrigerators will also be highlighted at the Architectural Digest show. Meeting the demands of today's home chefs, the refrigerators include features designed to enhance the kitchen experience. Once of the most noticeable features is the new GlideShelf™ technology allowing for smooth, single-handed shelf and bin re-positioning.  Home chefs will also appreciate the SoftShut™ drawers and Flush Fit™, a patented hinge system, which allows the door to swing clear of adjoining cabinetry, so seamless integration is possible. With the ability to add custom paneling, the Discovery Fully Integrated Refrigeraotrs can blend cleanly into any kitchen design.

"We look forward to connecting with the most influential designers, architects, media professionals, and consumers at the show," states Dacor Presidenct Steve Joseph. "With more than 40,000 visitors expected to attend, it's the ideal venue to showcase our award-winning products."

Dacor will also showcase some of its other industry-leading kitchen appliances including:

The 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will feature new product launches, design lectures and seminars, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings and more. The show will take place March 19 through 22, 2015, at Pier 92 and 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue, New York.

Visit Dacor at booth 335 and enter to win a Dacor Renaissance® Wine Cellar, valued at $1,399.

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March 12, 2015

Dacor Celebrates a Half Century of Innovation

Fiftieth anniversary allows family-owned company to look back - and forward

LOS ANGELES, CA - Continuing the legacy of its founder, Stanley Joseph, Dacor®, the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, celebrates to years of American entrepreneurship and innovation in 2015.

"The ultra-premium kitchen market is continually evolving," said President Joseph. "Our goal is to design and manufacture products that will remain relevant and useful to the home chef over the next half-century. For example, our Discovery iQ™ products enable customers to wirelessly update their appliances with new features as we introduce them."

From its roots as an inventive appliance maker to its current status as an industry leader in design and technology, Dacor has remained committed to its core values of family and service while continuing to introduce industry leading, American-made products to the market. Like the progeny of other innovative high-tech brands and products, Dacor products continue to be designed and manufactured in California, which is unique in this ultra-premium appliance category.

Dacor CEO chuck Huebner agrees. "As a design and technology-focused appliance manufacturer, we've spent 50 years re-imagining what is possible," said Huebner. "What really sets us apart, though, is that we temper our design to innovate with the insistence that every new feature must truly matter to the home chef. The result is that all of our products enhance and elevate the culinary experience."

Founder Stanley Joseph already held two patents - for the first indoor electric barbecue unit and a self-contained combination ventilation hood and warmer - when he founded Distinctive Appliances, Incorporated, better known as Dacor, in 1965. Stanley Joseph passed the leadership of the company to his sons, Stanford graduates and Vietnam War veterans Michael and Tony, who led the company through its rapid growth and expansion throughout the 1980s and the '90s.

For his contributions to the industry, Stanley Joseph was inducted as a charter member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Hall of Fame in 1989; his sons were both inducted in 2004, making them the only family with three NKBA Hall of Fame inductees.

Now in its third generation as a family-owned business, Dacor is ushering in a new era of innovation with President Steve Joseph. Under his leadership, Dacor leads the industry in smart, connected kitchen trends and luxury design performance.

"Guiding Dacor towards the future while following in the footsteps of my grandfather, father, and uncle is a humbling experience," said Steve Joseph. "Our success is a direct measure of our associates, customers and suppliers that have been a part of the Dacor family over the past 50 years."

Dacor will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration with an exclusive party at the Residences at the mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas during Design and Construction Week. Additional Golden Anniversary events and campaigns will continue throughout 2015.

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January 20, 2015

Dacor Unveils Fully Integrated Refrigeration at Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

New Discovery refrigeration debuts patented hinge system and exclusive interior features

LOS ANGELES, CA - The introduction of the Discovery 36- and 30-inch Fully Integrated Refrigerators by Dacor® elevate the upscale kitchen refrigeration category. The leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances will be showcasing its latest innovation at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, January 20-22, 2015. The new models incorporate numerous exclusive features including flushFit™, a ptented hinge system, which allows the door to swing clear of adjoining cabinetry, so seamless integration is possible. The new hinge system also ensures balanced movement, stability and unencumbered access to all contents inside.

Meeting the discerning demands of today's home chefs, the new Discovery line of Fully Integrated Refrigerators include interior features designed to enhance the kitchen experience.

"Our new refrigeration line incorporates intelligent, intuitive design inside and out," states Dcor CEO Chuck Huebner. "The flush design is what designers are looking for and the interior features are a must-have for the passionate cook."

The Discovery Fully Integrated Refrigerators include new GlideShelf™ technology allowing for smooth, single-handed shelf and bin re-positioning.

"Whether restocking or storing contents, the home chef can adjust the bins and shelves up or down wit the east of just one hand," noted Dacor President Steve Joseph. "As soon as you open this refrigerator, you experience a new level of quality, accessibility and innovations that matter to the overall cooking experience."

Other exclusive features include SoftShut™ drawers that quietly pull the drawers closed with ease, white aluminum interiors, a blue LED glass touch control panel and Dacor's distinctive BeadBlast™ finish on all stainless shelves and handles, which prevents fingerprints and scratching.

With its advanced vacuum insulation panel technology, the Discovery Refrigeration line meets the stringent Department of Energy requirements for 2014 energy efficiency standards.

The Discovery 36- and 30-inch Fully Integrated Refrigerators are available in stainless steel or panel ready, and can be configured with a top or bottom compressor and with left- or right-side opening. Additionally, teh bottom compartments can be converted for either refrigeration or freezing purposes to accommodate the individual needs of the home chef. Retail prices range from $6,999 to $7,999, depending upon the configuration. The Discovery® Fully Integrated Refrigerator line will be available spring 2015.

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January 20, 2015

New Dacor Renaissance Gas Ranges Clean Up After the Chef

Self-cleaning models smooth the culinary journey

LOS ANGELES, CA - Celebrating 50 years of cooking innovation, Dacor®, the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, has forged an entirely new connection with the passionate home chef, thanks to the introduction of its all-new Renaissance® 48- and 36-inch Pro Style Gas Ranges. Combining unique DualStack™ burners that provide continuous simmer-to-sear control and a convenient self-cleaning oven, these new ranges promise to be a standout at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), January 20-22 in Las Vegas at Booth N2538.

"These are some of the most beautiful and functional ranges we've ever released," notes Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner. "With their elegant profile and Illumina™ burner and oven controls with ProGrip™ design, they're a signature addition to any kitchen. Yet their real beauty lies within, with features such as ingenious DualStack burners, Three--Part Convection cooking, and convenient self-cleaning oven."

The DualStack burners atop the new Renaissance Pro Style Gas Ranges can dial up to 18,000 BTUs for superb searing - and yet cool down to a béchamel-friendly 800 BTU simmer without skipping a beat. Two GlideRacks™ extend fully beyond the oven cavity, which is generous enough to accommodate commercial-sized baking sheets. Even the oven door adds a measure of elegance; its SoftShut™ hinges pull the door gently closed to prevent slamming, out of respect for chefs and delicate soufflés.

"These are superbly engineered ranges that are built right here in Los Angeles," notes Dacor President Steve Joseph. "The passion that's gone into their creation is matched by the passion of the home chefs who will be making these new products a centerpiece in their kitchens."

The new Renaissance 48- and 36-inch Pro Style Gas Ranges will retail from $6,199 to $8,199.  Available spring 2015.

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January 20, 2015

Dacor to Showcase Smart, connected Cooking and Fully Integrated Refrigeration at Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Celebrity chefs Jet Tila and Jan D'Atri join Dacor at KBIS to celebrate fiftieth anniversary with cooking demonstrations

LOS ANGELES, CA - Celebrating 50 years of cooking innovation, Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, will showcase an unprecedented voice activation feature with its line of smart kitchen appliances as well as the introduction of Fully Integrated Refrigeration at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, January 20-22, in booth N2538.

Celebrity chefs Jet Tila and Jan D'Atri will be at the Dacor booth for cooking demonstrations to showcase the possibilities of a Dacor culinary kitchen.

  • Jet Tila, Wednesday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Jan D'Atri, Thursday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.

"We are introducing new features that make the world's smartest kitchen appliances even smarter," said Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner. "These new features modernize the cooking experience for home chefs, ushering in a new era of innovation and convenience in the kitchen."

Starting spring 2015, Dacor will enable customers to use smart phones or tablets to remotely control their Discovery iQ™ cooking appliances without even lifting a finger - literally. This new feature allows customers to control their smart appliances by voice command through the Dacor iQ Remote App, from anywhere they are connected. This elevates the level of remote convenience for the home chef. Whether entertaining outdoors, serving appetizers to guests, or running late from the office, Dacor customers can now control their iQ products conveniently and hands-free.

"With out new voice activation feature, we are utilizing smart technology to elevate the connected, smart kitchen," states Dacor President Steve Joseph. "The new appliances combine the cooking precision our customers have enjoyed for 50 years with remote, voice-operated programming for enhanced convenience."

Another new product set to be unveiled at KBIS is the Discovery® line of Fully Integrated Refrigerators. Meeting the discerning demands of today's home chefs, the new Discovery® line of Fully Integrated Refrigerators include interior features designed to enhance the kitchen experience. One of the most noticeable features is the new GlideShelf™ technology allowing for smooth, single-handed shelf and bin re-positioning. Home chefs will also appreciate the SoftShut™ drawers, a BeadBlast™ trim finish and FlushFit™, a patented hinge system, which allows the door to swing clear of adjoining cabinetry, so seamless integration is possible.

Dacor will also showcase some of its other industry-leading kitchen appliances including:

DacorMatch™ Color System:  Allows the most fashion-forward home chefs to create custom appliances in virtually any color.

Discovery iQ™ 30" Wall Oven:  The world's first wall oven to feature the integrated Discovery iQ Controller for Android™.

Discovery® 36" Gas TouchTop™:  A cooktop that features digital, glass-touch controls for an entirely new level of gas cooking precision.

Discovery WineStation®:  Enjoy wine just as the vintner intended for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma.

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January 14, 2015

Dacor to Introduce Newest Innovation in Smart, Connected Cooking Appliances at CES Unveiled

Home chefs empowered with new hands-free voice command technology

LOS ANGELES, CA - Dacor®, a leading manufacturer of ultra-premium cooking appliances, will unveil voice activated kitchen technology, January 4, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Unveiled event series in Las Vegas.

"Dacor is first to integrate smart technology voice activation with a high-performance dual-fuel range," said Dacor President Steve Joseph. "The new range combines the cooking precision our customers have enjoyed for nearly 50 years with a first-of-its-kind iQ Controller and Dacor iQ Cooking App, providing the passionate cook a convenient, connected cooking experience."

Recent industry research indicates that 58 percent of Americans use their smart phones in the kitchen some or all of the time. To address the growing needs of the busy, multitasking home chef, Dacor now enables customers to use smart phones or tablets to remotely control their Discovery iQ™ cooking appliances without even lifting a finger - literally.

Dacor smart cooking appliances, such as the award-winning Discovery iQ™ 48" Dual-Fuel Range launched in 2014, features the Dacor iQ Remote App. This proprietary technology makes it possible for home chefs to control the range via any smart phone or tablet. It also enables users to upgrade their devices remotely with new features, such as the unprecedented voice activation technology.

This new feature allows customers to control their smart appliances by voice command through the Dacor iQ Remote App, from anywhere they are connected. This elevates the level of remote convenience for the home chef. Whether entertaining outdoors, serving appetizers to guests, or running late from the office, Dacor customers can now control their iQ products conveniently and hands-free.

"Dacor has received an overwhelming response to its smart kitchen technology," said Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner. "The modern home chef values the convenience that connected kitchen appliances provide, which is why we strive to offer smart features like voice activation and ongoing software upgrades that will actually improve the overall cooking experience."

The new voice activation technology will be available spring 2015 in the Discovery iQ line of products, including the Discovery iQ 48" and 36" Dual-Fuel ranges, and single and double wall ovens.

Other exclusive features include:

  • Advanced Diagnostics:  This technology is built into the range and aids in optimal product performance.
  • Discovery iQ™ Recipe Box:  The Recipe Box allows users to easily store recipes found online directly to the smart range (and ovens).
  • UL Certification:  First ultra-premium smart range to receive UL certification for remote operation.

Dacor will be unveiling its new voice activation feature and exhibiting other smart appliance features at Table #36 during CES Unveiled Las Vegas.

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January 04, 2015