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Dacor to Introduce World's First Cooking Appliances with Integrated Android Interface at 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show - CES

Ultra-Premium Kitchen Appliance Manufacturer to Launch Smart Appliance at CES ShowStoppers and Unveiled Media Events

LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2013 - Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances will introduce the world's first "smart" appliances at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show® (CES), the largest consumer technology tradeshow in the world.  The company will unveil its new products at two media events including CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS January 5th and ShowStoppers® @ CES January 7th.

Dacor will introduce its new Discovery™ iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range - the world's first range to feature a proprietary Discovery iQ Cooking Application accessed through an integrated Android™ interface.  The Cooking Application eliminates the guesswork in preparing popular dishes and family recipes through a pre-programmed guide that enables users to prepare a wide range of dishes with the touch of a finger.  Dacor will also demonstrate its Discovery iQ remote capabilities, which frees users to control their appliances from any room in the home or anywhere they have Wi-Fi connectivity.  The remote application will be available for both Android and iOS™ devices.

The company will also showcase its Discovery™ iQ 30" Wall Oven, featuring the integrated Discovery iQ Controller for Android™; and its Discovery WineStation®, a revolutionary product that enables users to enjoy a restaurant or winery tasting room experience in the comfort of their own home.  The four-bottle, commercial-grade wine dispenser and preservation system keeps the wine exactly as the vintner intended for up to 60 days after opening and allows users to pour anywhere from a one-fourth ounce taste, up to a full eight-ounce glass.

For more information on Dacor and its newest products, visit www.dacor.com.  For more details on CES, visit http://cesweb.org/.

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December 19, 2013

New Dacor Induction Cooktops Perform at Twice the Speed of Gas

The Renaissance® 36" and 30" Induction Cooktops are Faster, Cooler and More Efficient

LOS ANGELES, October 29, 2013 - Dacor®, the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, introduces its Renaissance® 36" and 30" Induction Cooktops.  Outperforming traditional gas and electric cooktops in both speed and energy efficiency, induction utilizes 90 percent of the heat generated - resulting in a faster and more energy-efficient cooking appliance.

The Renaissance Induction Cooktops feature Dacor's exclusive SenseTech™ induction technology that detects the exact size of cookware and manages the transfer of energy to match, thereby reducing wasted energy.  The new product features eight power settings with various cooking modes including: warming, simmer, general cooking, browning, frying, low-level rolling boil, rapid heat-up and rapid rolling boil.  The Renaissance Induction Cooktops also feature a power boost setting, which increases the induction element power by up to 39 percent.

"Sleek, modern and energy-efficient, the Induction Cooktop is the perfect upgrade to electric and a great alternative to gas," says Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "The company was founded on the principles of cooking innovation, design and performance, and the new Induction Cooktops capture these ideals perfectly."

The Renaissance 36" and 30" Induction Cooktops feature a black ceramic glass finish and are priced at $2,760 MSRP for the 36" Induction Cooktop and $2,300 MSRP for the 30" Induction Cooktop.

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October 29, 2013

The Magic of Induction - Cooking at Twice the Speed of Gas

Industry leader in design and innovation pushes the boundaries of the modern kitchen once again with the introduction of the Renaissance Induction Cooktop.

City of Industry, CA USA - 12 September 2013 - With today's modern kitchen consuming as much as 40% of all household energy, energy conscious homeowners will appreciate the earth-friendly Renaissance 36" and 30" Induction Cooktops by DACOR.  Using 90% of the energy they generate for cooking, induction outperforms both standard electric and gas cooktops in both speed and energy conservation, thus making induction the fastest and most energy efficient form of cooking on the planet today.

The Renaissance 36" and 30" Induction Cooktop is the perfect blend of sophisticated styling, advanced engineering and quality craftsmanship.  The Induction Cooktop uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate iron molecules in the cookware to heat the cooking vessel.  Each induction element, hidden below the ceramic-glass surface, heats pots and pans quickly and consistently with precise control.

"At Dacor, we develop market leading technologies that have a positive impact on our customers' lives in the kitchen," said Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "Our new Renaissance Induction Cooktops provide an energy efficient, fast and safe way to help home-chefs of all levels continue to create magic in their kitchens."

The SenseTechTM Induction Technology automatically detects the presence and size of your cookware and matches energy transference with no residual heat loss, keeping cookware handles and the kitchen cooler.  Unlike traditional cooking surfaces that heat up and stay hot long after the meal has been prepared, the glass-ceramic surface quickly cools down once the pot or pan has been removed or turned off.

The Renaissance Induction Cooktop by DACOR is the perfect choice fo the modern, energy efficient kitchen.  Designed and manufactured in California, the 36" Induction Cooktop with 5 cooking zones and the 4 zone 30" model are available in black ceramic glass (as show with optional Raised Ventilation).  The Renaissance Induction Cooktops are available through authorized Dacor retailers nationwide.

For more information regarding the Renaissance Induction Cooktop or for high resolution images, please contact Dacor Public Relations at 800.793.0093 x3161 or by email at pr@dacor.com.

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September 12, 2013

Dacor Introduces the ''Coolest'' Way to Cook

Renaissance® 30" Induction Range Uses Electromagnetic Energy for Fast, Efficient Cooking

LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2013 - Dacor®, the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, introduces the Renaissance® 30" Induction Range, a new product that features induction cooking technology that utilizes electromagnetic energy to stimulate the iron molecules within cookware.  Unlike traditional cooking surfaces that heat up and remain  hot long after use, the Renaissance Induction Range features a ceramic glass surface that remains cool to the touch.

"The Renaissance Induction Range is a smart addition to the kitchen," said Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "Our SenseTech™ Induction Technology automatically detects the presence and size of your cookware to match only the surface area that needs heating, making it a safe and sustainable alternative to gas and electric cooktops."

While induction cooking itself is not entirely new, Dacor is taking the technology a step further with the Renaissance Induction Range.  Featuring a seamless digital glass touch control panel, the new Dacor range utilizes four powerful SimmerSear™ induction zones to precisely distribute heat.  It offers three pre-set heating options to instantly switch between melt, simmer and sear and 11 custom power settings in each zone for precise temperature control.

Beneath the cooktop, the oven features Dacor's exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System with a convection heating element, baffle, fan and filter.  This system reduces cook time, provides precise heat distribution, and eliminates flavor transfer.  With its seven rack positions and spacious 4.8 cubic foot interior, the oven can accommodate and perfectly cook two, 20-pound turkeys in just two and a half hours.

The Renaissance 30" Induction Range is available with two stainless steel door handle options: the professional Epicure® with chrome trim or the contemporary flush.  Pricing for the range starts at $5,299 MSRP and is available at authorized Dacor retailers nationwide.

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August 28, 2013

Dacor Redefines the Luxury Wine Experience with First Virtual Sommelier

Discovery WineStation® is the First to Display, Dispense and Preserve Wine for up to 60 Days

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2013 - The Discovery WineStation® by Dacor® is the first product of its kind - a built-in, commercial-grade wine dispenser and preservation system for the home.  It not only displays and dispenses fine wines, but keeps contents tasting just as the vintner intended for up to 60 days, even after opening.  This four-bottle wine dispenser and preservation system gives users the option of pouring a taste or full glass of wine with just the touch of a finger.

Crafted of fine stainless steel, the Discovery WineStation can be built into surrounding cabinetry or displayed on the countertop.  The system features four LCD touch panel displays, allowing users to showcase wine varieties and vintages.

"The Discovery WineStation brings the elegance of a restaurant-quality wine experience to the comfort of your home," said Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "At Dacor, we're focused on elevating the way consumers live in the modern kitchen and this product takes displaying and enjoying wine to an entirely new level.  It's the perfect addition to the wine connoisseur's private cellar bar or other entertaining space."

The energy-efficient WineStation features a proprietary Thermo-Electric Cooling System with a temperature range of plus or minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit, designed to preserve white and red wines to each bottle's ideal temperature.  Users may also adjust pour volume settings from a one-fourth ounce taste to a full, eight-ounce glass.

Dacor's patented, National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved, CleanPour™ heads allow the user to easily replace the bottles and makes the WineStation virtually maintenance-free.  The CleanPour feature prevents the user from having to use chemicals to clean the interior of the product when switching out bottles, ensuring the taste and aroma of the fine wine is kept intact.  Each pouring head is fitted with a gasket designed to seal the bottle when the cork has been removed.  Once oxygen has been expelled, it is replaced by Argon Gas which is used to prevent oxidation, thus allowing the wine to remain fresh for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma.

The Discovery WineStation starts at $5,299 UMRP and is available at authorized Dacor retailers nationwide.


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July 11, 2013

Dacor Discovery IQ Wall Oven - A Text From Your Oven

Wi-Fi Connected Dacor Discovery IQ Wall Oven Allows for New Levels of Cooking Control and Communication

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 18, 2013 - The "connected kitchen" is no longer a thing of the future.  Dacor®, a leader in the luxury kitchen appliance innovations, introduces its Discovery™ IQ 30" Wall Oven, the world's first wall oven to feature the integrated Discovery IQ Controller for Android™.  The wall oven's control panel features Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile technology allowing the home chef to control and monitor the wall oven from any room in the home via any Android™ or iOS smart phone or tablet.

"The Discovery IQ Wall Oven and Controller is an innovative breakthrough," states Steve Joseph, president of Dacor.  "Mobile technology continues to advance rapidly and we are thrilled to bring this cutting-edge technology into the kitchen in a meaningful way.  Consumers want a customized cooking experience and that is exactly what the Discovery IQ Wall Oven provides."

The Discovery IQ Wall Oven empowers its users by giving them the freedom to customize, create and communicate with their appliance.  With the Discovery IQ Controller, home chefs have access to the preloaded cooking application and guide as well as the freedom to download any application through the Google® Play Store.

Making cooking a breeze, home chefs have the ability to simply select a designed recipe from the display menu (or download one online), insert the dish, and relax as the oven takes care of the rest.  Upon completion of the dish, the Discovery IQ Wall Oven automatically switches to a warming mode and informs the chef via text message that the meal is ready.

To ensure that the wall oven is always operating a peak performance levels, Dacor utilizes Wi-Fi connectivity to provide users automatic system updates and self-diagnostics.  The one-of-a-kind product also provides easy-access and ongoing updates to gourmet recipes and video cooking demonstrations.

In addition to its exclusive IQ Controller, the new Discovery IQ Wall Oven is built with signature Dacor features including: a 4.8 cubic foot capacity, ideal for preparing large poultry and multi-racking cooking; exclusive Four-part Pure Convection™ System which reduces cooking time, provides superior heat distribution and eliminates flavor transfer; GreenClean™ Steam Technology which cleans light build-up in just 30 minutes without the need for high heat or harsh chemicals; and GlideRacks™ equipped with a convenient, easy-pull handle for moving heavier dishes.

The Discovery IQ 30" Wall Oven with exclusive IQ Controller is available with two stainless steel door handle options; the professional Epicure® with chrome trim or the contemporary flush.  Pricing for the product as a single wall oven starts at $4,299 UMRP, and as a double wall oven starts at $7,399 UMRP.  The system is available at specialty kitchen appliance retailers, Pacific Sales, Lowe's® and internationally through distributors in Canada and Mexico.

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June 18, 2013

Dacor Kicks Off 2013 Dwell On Design with Meet the Architects Event Sponsorship

City of Industry, Calif., June 12, 2013 - Dacor®, a market leader in the design and manufacturing of luxury kitchen appliances, will kick-off its presence at Dwell on Design (DOD) in Los Angeles this week.  The manufacturer is sponsoring the West Side Home Tour "Meet the Architects" night at the Getty Center, Friday, June 14th, in which five premier architects will discuss their challenges, inspirations and successes in the designing and building for 15 homes featured on the Dwell West Side Home Tour.

During the Dwell on Design show, June 21st through the 23rd, Dacor will be exhibiting its newest kitchen appliances at booth #445.  On display, Dacor will feature its Discovery WineStation®Discovery IQ Wall OvenDiscovery 48" Dual-Fuel RangeDiscovery 48" Built-In RefrigeratorRenaissance 30" Induction Range, Renaissance 36" Induction Cooktop and Renaissance 30" Induction Cooktop.

Visitors to the Dacor booth will enjoy live cooking demonstrations from Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey.  Malarkey is a judge on ABC's "The Taste," was a finalist on Bravo's "Top Chef," and has created five wildly successful new restaurants including Searsucker - the Country's #2 hottest restaurant according to TIME Magazine.

Dacor is also sponsoring the Dwell on Design VIP Lounge and will host several wine tastings and book signings with Malarkey for its customers in the private space.

"The architect and design community is key to our success at Dacor, which is why we have increased our presence at this year's Dwell on Design show," said Steve Joseph, President of Dacor.  "We look forward to providing the trade with a sneak peek of several products in development, along with many new products that are already becoming popular nationwide."

For more information on Dacor and its newest products, please visit www.dacor.com.  For more details on Dwell on Design, visit www.dwellondesign.com.

 

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June 12, 2013

Dacor CEO Michael Joseph Announces Charles J. Huebner As His Successor

Industry leader in design and innovation recruits a new CEO to lead its family owned company.

City of Industry, CA - April 22, 2013 - Dacor®, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected board member Charles J. Huebner as the organization's next chief Executive Offer.  Huebner will succeed Mike Joseph, the company's current Chairman and CEO effective immediately, and will be responsible to the Board for all aspects of Dacor's operations and results.

Since 1965, California based Dacor has been led by a member of the Joseph family.  Today, by recommendation of the Joseph family, Huebner will work with the company's current President and grandson of the founder, Stephen Joseph.

Under Mike Joseph's 38 years of leadership the business grew from a small company into a significant presence in the kitchen appliance industry.  The development of high quality, innovative products has always been a primary focus for the company.  Dacor is proud of its many "firsts", including the first 30" Pure Convection, Self-Cleaning Built-In Wall Oven which is now the industry standard.  For the noteworthy impact Mike had on the industry, he was inducted into the National Kitchen & Bath Association Hall of Fame in 2004.  Now Mike will manage his legacy from his seat as Chairman of the Board, leaving the direction of the company to Huebner and his son Stephen.

"I am very proud of the terrific company that has been built over the past 40 years," Mike shared.  "I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to be part of the Dacor team, whose dedication and unique talents have delivered generations of products that consumers delight in using every day.  We feel fortunate to have Chuck Huebner join our team, and we are confident that he will continue to lead Dacor to a bright future while adhering to the Value Statement that we hold so dear."

Huebner has a proven business record beginning his career in sales and brand management at Procter & Gamble and later in business development for The Coca-Cola Company.  He applied this experience to successful roles as President and CEO of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a unit of Hasbro, and later as Head of Worldwide Studios at Activision, the largest maker of electronic game software.  He most recent led US Operations for Westfield LLC, the world's largest Real Estate Investment Trust.  Huebner holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's Degree from Hamilton College.

"I am honored to have been elected as CEO of Dacor," Chuck said.  "I look forward to working with Dacor's management team and the Joseph family, and leveraging their passion to bring great kitchen solutions to the consumer."

By embracing the core family values of a fifty year old family owned company, Huebner will focus primarily on repositioning the company strategically into the luxury appliance market by strengthening overall brand awareness and increasing market share through innovative product and market development.

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April 22, 2013

So Cool It's Haute - the Renaissance 30 Inch Induction Range

City of Industry, CA - March 21, 2013 - Imagine a range without boundaries or barriers, an environment free from conventional thought and restrictions, a range created to reflect the needs and life style of today's modern homeowner.  The Renaissance 30" Induction Range brings design and high technology together in a seamless ballet of form and function.

Combine a state-of-the-art induction cooking surface, the fastest, safest and most efficient form of cooking, with the epicurean experience of a Four-part Pure Convection™ Oven, add a glass touch-control panel with your choice of handles and you have a stainless steel range that will reflect your style and taste.

The Renaissance 30" Induction Range is the perfect blend of sophisticated styling, advanced engineering and quality craftsmanship.  The Renaissance Induction Range uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate iron molecules to heat the cooking vessel itself.  Unlike traditional cooking surfaces that heat up and stay hot long after the meal has been prepared, the glass-ceramic surface of the induction element stays cool to the touch as it is unaffected by the magnetic field.  Each induction element, hidden below the ceramic-glass surface, heats pots and pans quickly and consistently with precise control.

The induction range comes standard with Dacor's exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System.  The convection element, baffle, fan, and filter allow home chefs to cook with hot-air for even and consistent cooking without hotspots while allowing you to cook multiple dishes without flavor transfer.

Personalize your Renaissance Induction Range by selecting one of two handle options, the professional Epicure® stainless steel handle, or the proprietary Flush (as shown) stainless steel handle which gives the range a clean contemporary look.

The Renaissance 30" Induction Range is designed and manufactured in California along with the entire family of Dacor cooking products.  Pricing for the Renaissance 30" Induction Range starts at $5,299 MSRP.  The ranges are now available through authorized Dacor retailers nationwide.

For additional information regarding the Renaissance 30" Induction Range or for high resolution images, please contact Dacor Public Relations at 800.793-0093 x3161 or by email at pr@dacor.com.

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March 21, 2013

Dacor Will Reveal the Next Step in Kitchen Evolution Exclusively at Two Premier Media Events for International CES 2013

Industry leader of innovative design and concepts for the kitchen will showcase the world's first built-in Android™ oven at premier media event.

City of Industry, CA (USA) - January 4, 2013 - Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances since 1965, announced today their participation in two premier media events surrounding the world's largest and most important technology tradeshow of 2013 - International CES.  Dacor plans to stun the media by revolutionizing the appliance industry with the world's first wall oven featuring the integrated Discovery IQ™ Controller for Android™.  It will be presented for the first time at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES held on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 4-7pm at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, South Seas Ballroom C, in Las Vegas and at Showstoppers, the global leader in technology showcases, during International CES 2013, held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 6-10pm at the Wynn Hotel, Lafite Ballroom, in Las Vegas.

Dacor is responsible for many industry firsts including the 30" Self-Cleaning Pure Convection™ Wall Oven, which set the standard for this built-in appliance category.  The Discovery 30" Wall Oven represents Dacor's 9th generation of 30" built-in wall ovens.  The company's dedication to continuously manufacturing innovative luxury appliances is evident here.  Specifically, the Discovery Wall Oven connects the kitchen to the home via a new industry exclusive - the Discovery IQ Controller, which is the first Dacor oven to feature Wi-Fi connectivity.

With the Discovery IQ Controller, home chefs can expect the latest technological advances for the kitchen running on the Android OS platform.  Powered by a Samsung 1GHz Processor and 512MB DDR2 RAM, the built-in controller is exclusive to Discovery™ Series Wall Ovens.  The controller rounds out with complete Wi-Fi connection capability and is equipped with stereo sound and a PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processing until delivering an exciting multimedia experience through a 7" LCD glass touch screen panel.

The graphic user interface (GUI) is easy to use and is the most recent collaboration from Dacor and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international leader in design strategy, premium design development, and brand communication.  With the built-in Discovery IQ Controller home chefs can access the Dacor Discovery IQ Cooking Application and Guide while simultaneously downloading other popular applications through the Google® Play Store, researching new recipes or viewing cooking video demonstrations wirelessly through a home Wi-Fi network.

The Discovery IQ Controller with interactive cooking application and guide can also be accessed remotely by the home chef throughout the home with their own Wi-Fi enabled tablet or smart phone.  The IQ eliminates the guesswork associated with preparing popular dishes and family recipes by way of a pre-programmed guide.  It enables users to prepare a wide range of dishes to perfection with the touch of a finger.  Simply select the desired recipe from the display menu, insert the dish, initiate the program and relax as the oven takes care of the rest.  Additionally, when the desired cook time has been reached, the oven will place the dish on warming mode, keeping food warm until ready to serve.

With Dacor's proprietary IQ application, the kitchen takes on a life of its own.  Once a dish is ready to serve, the IQ will notify the chef via text message or push notification.  Should the wall oven encounter a problem or require maintenance, IQ will notify the owner with an error message and an automated report will be sent to Dacor for troubleshooting.  To ensure optimal IQ and oven performance levels, automatic system  updates and self-diagnostics will be downloaded directly to the IQ Controller via Wi-Fi from the Dacor server.

"The Discovery IQ is truly a revolutionary wall oven controller that has raised the bar for cooking convenience and performance.  It has set the standard for the connected kitchen of the future as the first wall oven with an integrated Android controller and Wi-Fi connectivity," said Steve Joseph, President of DACOR.

By combining oven technology with the insight of the IQ Controller and cooking application, Dacor is empowering the novice cook to perform at expert levels with a simple swipe of a finger.  With control features such as Guided Cooking, Quick Start Guide, My Recipe Box, and Slow Cook Mode, home chefs are almost guaranteed to cook all their favorite dishes to perfection.

In addition to the exclusive IQ Controller, the new Discovery 30" Wall Oven is built with core features signature to Dacor, such as a 4.8 cubic foot oven cell capacity to prepare large poultry or for multi-rack cooking; exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System which reduces cooking time, provides superior heat distribution and eliminates flavor transfer; GreenClean™ Steam Technology which cleans light build-up in 30 minutes without the use of high heat or harsh chemicals; and GlideRacks equipped with a convenient easy-pull handle which allow the home chef to move heavier dishes in and out of the oven easily.  And to top it all off, personalize your Discovery Wall Oven by selecting one of two handle options, the professional Epicure® stainless steel handle, or the proprietary Dacor integrated stainless steel handle, for a flush contemporary look.

The new Discovery 30" Wall Ovens with exclusive IQ Controller are targeted for production during the Summer of 2013 - $7,499 UMRP for a 30" Double Wall Oven and $4,499 UMRP for a 30" Single Wall Oven.  Discovery IQ Wall Ovens will be available at specialty kitchen appliance retailers, Pacific Sales, Lowes, and internationally through distributors in Canada and Mexico.

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January 04, 2013