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April 2021

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APRIL 2021 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 17 that allow for new levels of quality, flexibility and personalization. The debut of their Transitional Style of cooking appliances, a combination of core design elements from the existing Contemporary and Professional products, expanded their distinguished portfolio of products to suit all kitchen designs, satisfying the needs of both consumers and designers. These latest introductions and new offerings reflect the ever- changing needs of the marketplace as well as the demands of the home which have evolved over the past year. At-home cooking was more prevalent than ever in 2020, and the kitchen has been transformed into a needed sanctuary. This trend has further reinforced the need for appliances that are not only powerful and efficient, but also safe, smart and resilient for home cooks of every level. Dacor has tapped into this trend by integrating purposeful technology and connectivity across its illustrious portfolio with its SmartThings platform. "Dacor continues to be the leading-edge luxury appliance brand – unrivaled in today's connected kitchen," said Scott Davies, Director of Marketing at Dacor. "We saw in 2020 the importance of creating meaningful spaces within the home, and that will continue into 2021 and for years to come. We listened, learned, and at KBIS 2021 are introducing products that offer innovation and high-quality design without compromising on reliability, performance and excellence, while simultaneously championing the kitchen as a space that encourages connection for culinary and design enthusiasts alike." HIGHLIGHTS AND NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS AT KBIS INCLUDED: • Dacor introduces the perfect complement to its ever-growing wine preservation systems, the Dacor 24" Integrated Wine Dispenser. This new platform for 2021 offers exceptional wine preservation and serving solutions, while integrating perfectly into any kitchen or home design. Utilizing Argon Gas technology, the Dacor 24" Integrated Wine Dispenser can store up to four bottles and keep the contents fresh for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma. The dual temperature zones can keep both your favorite Reds and Whites at their perfect temperature for serving. The integration capability allows this unit to fit seamlessly into any kitchen or home design, either flush into cabinets, or proud to show off its presence. And for the first time ever the Dacor 24" Integrated Wine Dispenser is offered in both Dacor exclusive Graphite Stainless Steel as well as Silver Stainless Steel, allowing for a cohesive and flowing design that can carry from your kitchen to your wine collections. • The Dacor Transitional 30" Combination Wall Oven is considered one of the most versatile culinary tools in the kitchen. Its multi- functional speed in the upper oven combines the power of a microwave and convection technology to enable searing, broiling and healthy frying. The Steam-Assist oven allows for meats that are juicy on the inside yet crispy on the outside. For faster cooking times and even distribution of heat, the convection speed oven uses a combination of microwave, convection and heating elements with advanced cooking modes such as fry and Sense Cook to achieve the perfect outcome. The combination oven also allows multiple dishes to be cooked at once, knowing there will be zero flavor transfer while promoting precise distribution of heat using dual Four-Part Pure Convection. All of this power and cooking process is intuitively and effortlessly controlled by the 7" LCD digital touch screen controller and SmartThings connectivity platform. • Dacor marries cutting-edge innovation with elegant design into the Transitional 36" Dual-Fuel Range, bringing industry-leading technology and performance. Sear like a professional with the powerful 108,000 BTU cooktop, while setting the perfect crust on your roast with its even and powerful broilers. Quick heating and exceptional evenness can be achieved with the 4-part pure convection system, all in the capacious, commercial sheet-ready, 6.3 Cu. Ft. of oven space. All of this power and cooking process is intuitively and effortlessly controlled by the 2.25" OLED digital touch screen controller and SmartThings connectivity platform. Form follows function with the option of Dacor's exclusive silver stainless steel finish, accented by full LED Illumina knobs and BrightVue LED interior lighting. • Featuring an elegant control panel for easy control of the lights, speed and timer, the strip LED lighting on the new 30" or 36" Chimney Wall Hood provides energy efficiency and a bright cooking area that will work seamlessly with any existing Dacor Range or Cooktop. With a powerful four-speed fan, the product provides great performance with minimal noise. Users can experience the ease of cooking with Auto Connect that turns the fan on when the cooktop is started and turns on automatically when high temperatures are sensed. Available in Silver Stainless Steel and Graphite Stainless Steel. Dacor's participation and introductions at KBIS 2021 follow a year of sizable growth for the business, including the debut of Dacor's flagship showroom, the Dacor Kitchen Theater in Irvine, California. Additionally, 2020 saw the end of Dacor's two-year National Kitchen Design Contest which celebrated innovative kitchen designs from students and professionals across the U.S. and Canada. Dacor's Design Council, an esteemed group of leading architects and interior designers, judged 132 entries and announced 20 finalists from which three grand-prize professional design winners and one design student winner were selected based on design, innovation and representation of Dacor products. The completion of the first National Kitchen Design contest marked the brand's continued commitment to supporting the trade community and highlighting the breadth of professional and student talent across the industry. Visit for more information about Dacor or to find a dealer.

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