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Dacor Introduces Renaissance Single and Double 30'' Wall Ovens with the Largest Capacity in the Class(2)

With a revolutionary 4.8 cubic feet oven capacity and seven rack positions, Dacor introduces new culinary territories to home chefs.

COSTA MESA, Calif. – September 30, 2011 – Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today introduced the new Renaissance 30” Single and Double Wall Ovens. With a 4.8 cubic feet interior cavity, the Renaissance Wall Ovens provide the largest oven cell capacity available on the market and are equipped with seven rack positions – there’s ample room to bake, broil or roast virtually anything. The increased capacity of the Renaissance Wall Ovens is ideal for home chefs who love entertaining. Moreover, these appliances are equipped with Dacor’s class-leading cooking features ideal for any home chef.

GreenClean™, a feature exclusive to these Renaissance 30” Wall Ovens, uses steam to break-up baked-on splatters and drips on the oven floor. It saves time and energy; in thirty minutes, GreenClean will remove oven build-up without the use of high heat or harsh chemical cleaners -  simple soap and water break up light oven dirt. GreenClean, combined with Dacor’s Hidden Bake Element and RapidHeat™ Broil Element make the oven easy to wipe clean. Customers can reserve the 2-hour self-cleaning option for heavier debris and build up.

Dacor’s dedication to culinary enthusiasts is demonstrated again in this latest offering. With advanced cooking features like Dacor’s exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System, the Renaissance Wall Ovens cook dishes quickly and evenly. The system works by creating uniform temperatures on every level of the oven cell through a custom designed air baffle that channels hot air into an optimal cooking pattern. Designed with a unique convection filter, the system captures grease and flavor particles within the oven cell, allowing users to cook multiple dishes simultaneously without the worry of flavor transfer.

The Renaissance Wall Ovens come equipped with Dacor’s GlideRack™, which extends completely out of the oven cell using a smooth gliding ball bearing system. It was designed to move heavier dishes more easily in and out of the oven, and makes baking for large groups effortless. They’re also designed with a convenient handle in the front, so even while wearing an oven mitt, the heaviest dishes can be removed with ease.

“Dacor invented the 30” self-cleaning Pure Convection™ wall oven category over twenty years ago, and the new Renaissance marks our 8th generation of category leading ovens.  It is with great pride that we introduce these new American-made appliances that will push the style and function of the modern oven to new levels.” says Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.

Additional Features:

  • Electronic Control Panel with Glass Touch controls and innovative control functions.
  • 6 Cooking Modes include Convection Bake, Convection Broil, Convection Roast, Pure Convection™, Bake and Broil.
  • Jet Black Porcelain Oven Cell will not discolor with frequent use.
  • Control Features include Delay Timed Cooking, Timed Cooking, 10-Key Pad, Clock, and Two Timers.
  • Dehydrate and Proof settings for more advanced culinary enthusiasts.
  • Automatic Hold switches oven into a Keep Warm mode for up to 2 hours when desired cook time to prevent overcooking.
  • Reverse Air Flow Cooling System keeps oven door temperature comfortable to touch.
  • Digital Temperature Probe connects to controls and switches oven into Automatic Hold when desired internal food temperature is reached.
  • Halogen lighting and Extra Large Window provide improved visibility during cooking.
  • Sabbath Mode; Star-K Certified (www.star-k.com).
  • Style options include refined professional Epicure® or sleek sophisticated Millennia®.
  • American-made: Designed and manufactured in California.

The Renaissance Single and Double Wall Ovens roll out to authorized Dacor dealers in October 2011. The Renaissance Single Wall Oven has an UMRP of $2,999 and the Renaissance Double Wall Oven has an UMRP of $4,999.

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September 30, 2011

Dacor Introduces the Distinctive™ 30'' Cooktop with Highest BTU Available in its Class

Designed with the features of the Distinctive 36” Cooktop, the Distinctive 30” Cooktop embodies Dacor innovation and quality, so customers will never have to sacrifice style and performance for size

COSTA MESA, Calif. – September 21, 2011 – Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today introduced the new Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop. With remarkable craftsmanship and a signature style design, the Distinctive Cooktop offers power previously unavailable in a cooktop of this size.

Dacor products target culinary enthusiasts and the Distinctive 30” Cooktop is no different. The Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop has the highest BTU of any 30” gas cooktop in the luxury market with 54,000 BTU of overall heat output. The cooktop is equipped with five high power burners to meet every cooking need, including the SimmerSear™ burner with melting feature, which gives home chefs the option to simmer, sear or sauté with precision at ultra-high or ultra-low temperatures (up to 18,000 BTUs).

The Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop features a one-piece spill basin and Dacor’s exclusive, scratch-resistant, bead-blasted PermaClean™ finish.  Dried-on spills clean up with ease and the cooktop surface will remain pristine no matter how much scrubbing it endures. The cooktop is also designed with die-cast stainless steel ergonomically angled controls for ease of use and Illumina™ Indicator Lights that glow in Dacor’s signature flame-blue when a burner is on, a modern, eye-catching safety feature.

“The Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop contains all of the features and design details that made up the Distinctive 36” Gas Cooktop, but with a smaller, more compact profile,” said Steve Joseph, President at Dacor. “It features the same high powered burners and exclusive design that Dacor is known for, allowing homeowners with any size kitchen to enjoy the benefits of a Dacor cooktop.”

The Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop is the most recent collaboration from Dacor and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international leader in design strategy, premium design development, and brand communication.

Additional features:

  • Heavy-duty Continuous Platform Grates provide an optimum cooking surface when using many large pots and pans at once.
  • Smart Flame™ Technology preserves the finish and the life of the grates.
  • Flexible installation options allow configuration over an oven and with a raised ventilation system.
  • American-made: Designed and manufactured in California.

The Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop is part of a new class of Dacor’s Distinctive Series appliances, which was designed with Dacor’s signature style and functionality and an unrivalled price-to-performance balance. Recent products from the Distinctive Series include the 30” Single and Double Wall Ovens, the 30” Dual-Fuel Range, the 36” and 30” Gas Rangetops, the 24” Dishwasher, and the 24” Microwave. With the Distinctive Series, more homeowners can now enjoy the style, quality and power of Dacor appliances. The new cooktop rolls out to authorized Dacor dealers in October with an MSRP of $1,200.

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September 21, 2011

Dacor Announces 3 For Free Warranty Program Available For A Limited Time

All Dacor appliances are eligible for the 3 For Free Warranty program which provides three years of manufacturer warranty protection when purchased from September 1st – December 31st, 2011 and registered online with a 3 For Free Warranty promotion code

COSTA MESA, Calif. – September 1, 2011 – Dacor®, market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today announced a new promotional program, 3 For Free Warranty, which protects customers’ appliances with an extended three year manufacturer warranty. All Dacor appliances are eligible for 3 For Free Warranty, an industry-exclusive offer. With quality, performance and craftsmanship at the heart of every product, Dacor knows the power of threes. 

“At Dacor we take pride in being family-owned and developing American-made, handcrafted appliances,” says Steve Joseph, President at Dacor. “With Dacor’s 3 For Free Warranty, we’re standing behind our products and supporting our claims of performance, quality and craftsmanship so that our customers can be confident in expecting a superior ownership experience from both our products and our service.”

3 For Free Warranty begins on September 1st and will run through December 31st 2011. To be eligible for the promotion, customers must purchase products at any Dacor authorized dealer within this timeframe.  They will receive a 3 For Free Warranty coupon from their dealer containing a promotion code which can be redeemed online when they register their product at warranty.dacor.com.  Upon submission of the promotion code, the standard product warranty period will automatically extend to three years. Alternatively, they can call 1-877-DACOR-123 for online registration assistance from a Dacor representative. Customers must register their product for warranty protection by January 31, 2012.

Complete details about the 3 For Free Warranty program, including terms and conditions, are available at www.dacor.com/3ForFree.

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September 01, 2011

Dacor Announces Promotion of Steve Joseph to President(2)

Third generation family owned company to be led by father and son team, continuing company focus on growth and innovation

COSA MESA, Calif. – September 1, 2011Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, today announced that Mr. Steve Joseph has been promoted to President.

Since joining the company, Joseph has held positions in operations, information technology, and service; and most recently served as Vice President, Marketing.  In his new position, Joseph will oversee the Sales, Marketing and Operations functions. During his nine dedicated years with Dacor, Joseph has been critical in the success of many key initiatives throughout the company and its customers.  His pride in being a third generation leader of Dacor is evidenced by his unwavering work ethic and commitment to the company. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Pepperdine University. 

“Being a family-owned and family-led corporation has always been central to Dacor. As the grandson of the company’s founder, my son, Steve Joseph had the values of Dacor instilled in him from the beginning. He possesses a true passion for the family business which will make him an effective and capable leader,” says Mike Joseph, Dacor CEO. “Steve has dedicated his life and his career to this company and I look forward to continued growth and innovation as the next generation of the Joseph family takes the helm.”

American-made and family owned, Dacor has been committed to designing and manufacturing exceptional kitchen appliances for over 45 years. Under the leadership of the Joseph family, the company has produced an impressive array of industry firsts including the first 30” self-cleaning Pure Convection™ oven and the first drop-in cooktop with continuous grates. Joseph embodies the same passion for the family business as his predecessors and will continue to grow Dacor and champion the kitchen and bath industry.

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September 01, 2011

Dacor Newsletter May 2011

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May 10, 2011

Dacor Announces Design Partner Program to Offer Exclusive Benefits to Trade Professionals

Specifiers and designers will receive unique benefits and the chance to win a trip for two to Rome when they register for Dacor’s new Design Partner Program 

LAS VEGAS, NV. – April 27, 2011 – Dacor, a leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, today announced their Design Partner Program at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held in Las Vegas, April 26th – April 28th. 

The Design Partner Program (DPP) offers valued trade professionals benefits and incentives for specifying and designing kitchens with Dacor appliances. An exclusive Rewards Program, Design Tools, Product Training and Designer Support are available to all partners registered for the DPP.

The Designer Rewards Program offers high-end prizes such as iPads and other electronics, jewelry, gift certificates, and recreational equipment, when partners specify and sell Dacor appliances. Additionally, the Personal Use Program benefits partners by offering a discount off of the manufacturer suggested retail price on appliances purchased for their own home. 

Partners who join the DPP can incorporate Dacor appliances directly into their designs with Design Tools, such as the 20-20 Design™ Catalog, and software applications from Autodesk®, the world leader in 2D and 3D design software. These tools will help partners transform their designs from simple sketches to beautiful, dimensional renderings. As the exclusive appliance partner of Autodesk®, Dacor is included in Autodesk® Seek and Autodesk Homestyler™ design applications.  Additionally, partners can find the Distinctive™ Series in Google’s 3D Warehouse for use in Google Sketchup.  Partners will also have easy access to downloadable Dacor product manuals and specification guides.

Dacor extends the opportunity for free Product Training on DacorUniversity.com to those that register for the DPP.  DacorUniversity.com is a valuable, online training resource designed to help specifers increase their knowledge of Dacor luxury appliances so they may specify the products that best fit clients’ needs.  Partners can connect to DacorUniversity.com to choose from online training courses that offer CEU credits.

Partners also have the opportunity to showcase and promote their work online through Dacor’s Online Design Gallery. Participants will benefit from no-cost marketing to thousands of unique visitors each month within the Design Gallery.

“The Design Partner Program gives us the chance to improve support, open communication and build relationships with valued trade partners,” says Steve Joseph, Vice President of Marketing at Dacor. “The program will offer ongoing education, support and incentives to designers, architects and home builders who specify Dacor products. We value our loyal partners and this program is a way to show our appreciation for those who appreciate the difference of a Dacor kitchen.”

To encourage participation and reward the members of the program, Dacor is offering a seven day, six night trip for two to Rome, a city as passionate about food as Dacor. The trip includes round trip airfare and first-class hotel accommodations. Program participants are automatically entered to win when they register at www.dacor.com/dpp.

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April 27, 2011

Dacor Showcases Latest Products Including the New Distinctive Series at KBIS 2011

Dacor and Jeff Lewis, star of Bravo TV’s Flipping Out, will celebrate the latest Dacor innovations and designs 

LAS VEGAS, NV. – April 26, 2011 – Dacor®, a leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, will showcase their new Distinctive™ Series, and preview the new Distinctive 30” 5-Burner Cooktop and the new Renaissance 30” Wall Oven at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held in Las Vegas April 26th – April 28th. Designed with the same innovative features and high-performance functionality of Dacor’s other product lines, the Distinctive Series offers affordable luxury in kitchen appliances. Dacor will be showcasing the Distinctive 30” Dual-Fuel Range, the Distinctive Gas Rangetops, the Distinctive Double Wall Oven, the Distinctive Single Wall Oven, the Distinctive 36” Gas Cooktop, the Distinctive Dishwasher and the new Distinctive 30” Gas Cooktop.

“Since 1965, Dacor was built on a foundation of craftsmanship and quality, but we also recognize that homeowners want appliances that are pleasing to the eye. We develop products that appeal in both style and performance, and strive to create products that will enhance our customer’s lifestyle and add to their culinary possibilities,” says Steve Joseph, Vice President of Marketing at Dacor. “We look forward to participating in KBIS this year and sharing our latest product developments with the kitchen design community.”

In addition to the new Distinctive Series, Dacor will exhibit products from the company’s Discovery and Renaissance product lines, including the new Renaissance Wall Oven, a classically beautiful appliance that offers impeccable performance. Dacor will also debut new metal knobs that will be offered standard on all ranges beginning this summer.  Like the black knobs currently featured on the company’s ranges, the new knobs will glow in Dacor’s signature flame-blue.

Dacor will also host a meet and greet with Jeff Lewis, designer and reality television star of Bravo’s hit series Flipping Out. The two hour meet and greet will take place on Wednesday, April 27th from 10am – 12pm in Dacor booth #C4529. Guests will have the chance to meet Jeff and pose for pictures with the much sought-after designer.

To further support Dacor’s trade partners, Dacor is launching the Design Partner Program (DPP), an exclusive program for kitchen designers, architects and home builders who share a passion for the details that make a kitchen truly exceptional.  In addition to many unique benefits, the DPP offers a Designer Rewards Program, a Personal Use Discount Program, exclusive design tools from Autodesk® and Google SketchUp, and Dacor’s free Online Product Training Program where participants can earn CEU credits. Trade professionals can register by visiting www.dacor.com/dpp

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April 26, 2011

Dacor Newsletter March 2011

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March 03, 2011

Dacor's Stylish and Innovative Luxury Appliances Now Available at Lowe's

Dacor products are now available at Lowe’s with select products on display at select Lowe’s retail locations

COSTA MESA, Calif. – March 2, 2011 – Dacor, market leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, and Lowe’s, a leading home appliance retailer today announced Dacor products will be on display at select Lowe’s stores and available for special order from the remaining stores beginning March 3, 2011. The Dacor appliances will provide Lowe’s customers who are in the market for high-performance appliances with a luxury design option.

Dacor, a family owned company, has been designing and manufacturing luxury kitchen appliances in the USA since 1965. With emphasis on both performance and design, Dacor products offer features and functions for home chefs who want to cook and create like a professional chef. Now, with Lowe’s, Dacor is making the ultimate culinary experience available to even more customers.

“At Dacor, we’ve prided ourselves on bringing home chefs the features and capabilities traditionally found in professional kitchen appliances for more than four decades,” says Blayne Patrick, vice president of national accounts for Dacor. “Now, by offering our products through Lowe’s, we’re able to bring even more customers the professional cooking experience they’ve been looking for in stylish, designer appliances.”

Two of the standout products Lowe’s will offer include the stylish and innovative Renaissance 36” Gas Cooktop, and Renaissance 30” Single Wall Oven. The Renaissance Gas Cooktop, features a classic, elegant design with professional-grade features allowing it to maintain its place in home chefs’ kitchens for many years to come. With precision SimmerSear™ Burners that provide up to 18,000 BTU of professional power over a wide range of cooking temperatures, the Renaissance Gas Cooktop ensures that every sear, sauté and simmer comes out exactly the way the chef intended. 

Sleek and modern Illumina™ Burner Controls emit a cool blue glow to indicate when the burners are on, while the SimmerSafe™ Indicator Light serves as an additional reminder that the Cooktop is on which can be particularly important when the flame is barely visible at its lowest point during simmer.  In addition, the Renaissance Cooktop is outfitted with Dacor’s exclusive PermaClean™ Finish, a bead-blasted, scratch-resistant surface that can handle tough scrubbing so that baked or even burnt-on messes clean up with ease, leaving the Cooktop surface beautiful and pristine. 

The Renaissance Single Wall Oven also celebrates Dacor’s penchant for designer style and superior functionality with a stylish appearance and professional-grade features. The Patented RapidHeat™ Bake Element provides faster preheat time, greater temperature accuracy, even baking and browning, and easy clean up.  To further ensure home chefs’ creations come out perfectly, Dacor’s exclusive Pure Convection™ technology helps create uniform temperatures on every level of the oven cell and features a unique filter, allowing users to cook multiple items at the same time without the worry of flavor transfer. In addition, the added airflow used in Pure Convection mode reduces cooking time, so meals are ready faster. For even more convenience, the Renaissance Single Wall Oven features Dacor’s exclusive GlideRack™ - a fully extendable oven rack that slides effortlessly, making it easier to load and unload heavy roasters, baking stones, and cookie sheets without reaching into the oven.

“We are excited to be able to offer our customers Dacor appliances and continue to add to our already wide range of appliances in-store and online,” said Craig Webber, Lowe’s vice president of merchandising for appliances. “When our customers choose Dacor, they will know it is a luxury kitchen appliance that not only enhances the look of their kitchen but also functions professionally for the home chef.”

Designed with superior functionality, Dacor products will provide Lowe’s shoppers with both contemporary style and professional performance. Lowe’s customers can feel confident knowing that these products, made in the USA, are continuing the company’s 45-year heritage of developing innovative cooking appliances for people who are passionate about cooking.

For more information you can visit www.lowes.com and www.dacor.com 

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March 02, 2011

Superior Design and Functionality Mark the Two Latest Appliance Offerings from Dacor

Dacor introduces the Distinctive™ 24" Microwave and the Epicure® 36" Raised Ventilation System, each designed with advanced features for exceptional performance

COSTA MESA, Calif. - January 28, 2011Dacor®, a market leader in the design and manufacture of luxury kitchen appliances, today introduced two new products to bring beauty, innovation and convenience to home chefs - the Distinctive™ 24" Microwave and the Epicure® 36" Raised Ventilation System.

Available in sleek stainless steel, the Distinctive 24" Microwave is a classic combination of beautiful form and superior functionality, with an affordable price that has become a signature of the Distinctive Series.  Loaded with exceptional features, the Distinctive Microwave offers convenience for busy homeowners who still want to serve tasty, well-cooked meals and snacks.  Equipped with state-of-the-art Sensor Technology the Distinctive Microwave takes the guesswork out of cooking by detecting the moisture and humidity level of the food inside and cooking it accordingly.  A built-in electronic sensor automatically sets the time for cooking or reheating and then "senses" the vapor emitted from the food to determine the duration and power level needed to thoroughly cook the food.

In addition, the Menu label is clearly displayed on the inside of the oven door, providing a functional list of automatic settings to assist in meal preparation and take the guesswork out of cooking.  The label provides a list of menu options, including Breakfast, Lunch, 15 Minute Recipes, Defrost, From the Pantry and Beverages, with meals or drinks listed within each category so users can cook or heat foods for the precise length of time that the dish or beverage requires.  Users no longer have to worry that food is burning or remains cold in the center; the Distinctive Microwave heats each item to perfection.

Proving that speedy cooking does not have to sacrifice taste, the Distinctive Microwave comes with pre-set options for delicious recipes that can be made directly in the microwave.  Complete with recipe cards so home chefs can prepare the ingredients, the Microwave display prompts users on the recipe's next step.  During the cooking process the microwave displays recipe instructions and pauses automatically to allow users to stir, season, or add ingredients as necessary, making cooking during busy weekdays effortless, yet creative and delicious.

Aside from its innovative technologies, the Distinct 24" Microwave has features that make it truly convenient for busy homeowners.  The Auto Start option ensures that a hot, tasty meal is waiting when users walk in the door by allowing them to program the oven to begin cooking at a pre-set time and power level.  Home chefs can simply place the food inside, use the menu to set the appropriate time and power level, and their meal will be ready when they get home.

To ensure the Distinctive Microwave is a welcome addition in all kitchens, Dacor has included the Child Safety Lock feature to prevent unwanted oven operation by small children.  The oven can be set so the control panel is deactivated or locked to eliminate any safety concerns.

Additional features of the 24" Distinctive Microwave:

  • Keep Warm - keeps hot foods heated up to 30 minutes after cooking is finished with no loss of quality
  • Four Defrost Options - quickly defrosts meats and poultry by weight.  Specific programs for each category assure excellent, even results
  • Minute Plus - provides users one minute of high power cooking with a single touch

36" Epicure Ventilation System
An efficient, high-quality ventilation system is essential to improving air quality in the kitchen.  Ventilation Systems not only eliminate kitchen odors, but also help to control the humidity in a kitchen, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.  The 36" Epicure Ventilation System offers a stylish solution for homeowners who need a ventilation system but do not want the look of a large hood hanging from the ceiling.  Designed in stylish stainless steel, this innovative ventilation system is installed discreetly under the counter surface and remains out of view when not in use.  When needed, the system rises 15" above the countertop to efficiently remove smoke and other cooking odors.  When finished, the touch of a button lowers the system back into the surface of the counter for a clean, uncluttered countertop.  The ventilation system's slim profile makes it versatile and allows it to be installed behind an oven/cooktop combination.

Dacor specially designed the Epicure Ventilation System to compliment the Distinctive Cooktop and Distinctive Rangetop.  The system has an infinite speed blower control and must be vented with a Remote Blower or In Line Blower, which reduce kitchen noise, or a Cabinet Blower.  Powerful and efficient design allows Dacor blowers to easily remove the most persistent and dense kitchen pollutants - from heat and odor to steam and smoke.

With industry leading features and design, the two newest appliances from Dacor continue to bring the brand's unique styling, innovation and cooking performance to the kitchen.  The Distinctive 24" Microwave rolls out to authorized Dacor dealers in February 2011 with UMRP starting at $459 while the Epicure 36" Raised Ventilatin System will be available to dealers in March 2011 and has a UMRP starting at $979.

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January 28, 2011

Dacor Newsletter January 2011

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January 06, 2011