Dacor Names Steve Joseph President
September 2, 2011

Luxury appliance producer Dacor (Costa Mesa, CA, U.S.) named Steve Joseph president of the company. Steve Joseph has held positions in operations, information technology, and service at Dacor, and most recently served as vice president, marketing. He will now oversee the sales, marketing and operations functions. “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,”

Which Appliances are Still American-Made?
April 20, 2011

Some quintessential American names like GE, Walmart, Oracle and Caterpillar have been adding more jobs abroad while shedding them in the U.S., according this report in today’s Wall Street Journal. But Consumer Reports has found at least a few U.S. and foreign manufacturers that are still building fridges, stoves, and other home appliances right here.

Viking, Dacor, Thermador, Sub-Zero, and Wolf (which was acquired by SubZero in 2000) are among the companies that produce most of their appliances in U.S. factories. “We’ve just bought a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Arizona,”

New Dacor Dishwashers and Promotion
October 28, 2010

Dacor introduced the new Distinctive, Renaissance and Integrated 24" dishwashers. These new cutting edge appliances are a beautiful combination of style, performance, efficiency and value. With unsurpassed craftsmanship, the Distinctive dishwasher delivers the designer look in an affordably-priced, feature-rich appliance. With features like the recessed hidden handle and electronic one-touch controls on the front panel, the Distinctive model brings a modern and sophisticated design to any kitchen.

Wine and Dine
October 1, 2006

Inducting Induction Thermador added more induction cooktops to its line of higher end cooking appliances. The company has introduced five glass ceramic models in 36-, 30- and 15-inch sizes. The top-of-the-line 36-inch cooktop features five induction zones, while the other 36- and 30-inch models offer a Hybrid radiant/induction version. This is aimed at consumers who want to step up from their current cooktops, but still want to use their older cookware (induction cooking requires special cookware). The 15-inch unit offers dual zones that form one large 12-inch induction element, which is also utilized in the center of the 36-inch models. This zone offers 3,600 watts

Vann’s on the Range
June 26, 2006

On August 4th, Vann’s will cut the ribbon on a “lifestyle” shopping experience at its new Bozeman retail store. Rooted in the process of matching customer lifestyles with the proper technology, the new showroom is designed to feel like home. The stone and stucco facade houses five live kitchens with working appliances by Subzero, Viking Thermador, Dacor and GE Monogram. A home theater room shows off custom installation and the latest Mirage speaker products. Vann’s invites customers to test drive dishwashers and laundry products in its friendly demo room and to take a tour of the Viking and SubZero sponsored rooms complete with a

Beyond White
July 1, 2002

1. Bosch NES Cooktop with M-Twist Control. Available in September for $1,149 SRP. Manufactured in four- or five-burner models, this glass-surfaced, electric cooktop features an ultra-sleek and sophisticated style, accentuated by the unique M-Twist feature. With this feature, just one removable knob (held in place with a magnet) controls all the cooktop's functions. Selections are made via the touch-through-glass panel, while power levels are set with the M-Twist. Similar models are available with conventional controls. Call (800) 866-2022 or visit www.boschappliances.com. 2. Dacor Millennia CERB365 Electric Cooktop. Available now for $750 SRP. Five staggered burners, with Dacor's burner-in-a-burner design, top this

Beyond White
June 1, 2002

LG LMV1915NV OTR microwave. Available now for $699 SRP. A 1.9 cubic foot capacity microwave with 1,000 watts of power, dual distribution cooking system, removable cooking rack, recessed turntable, and humidity sensors. Other features include one-touch control from an extra-wide LCD panel, which features LG's easy to use "Scroll and Cook" recipe and instructions. Call (201) 816-2600 or visit www.lgeusa.com Elmira Stove Works antique-styled refrigerator, 1897. Available now for $3,995 SRP. Sporting looks that harken back to a bygone era, this 25.2-cu. ft. refrigerator might look old, but inside it's all modern. Features include fully adjustable, spill-proof glass shelving, sealed vegetable crispers

Dealerscope Pride Award Winner - Gerhard's
August 1, 2001

By Tatyana Sinioukov How would you like to have had your dad for a boss and two of your brothers working with you, side by side, day after day? The three brothers—Bud, Gerry and Richard—who happen to be part-owners of Pennsylvania-based appliance retailer, Gerhard's, say they love it. Bud is the company president, Gerry is vice president and Richard is a treasurer. When asked how old they were when they first got into the business, they seemed puzzled. "As long as you are old enough to push the broom, you're in business," Richard answered for Bud and Gerry. "I must have

Cooking's Soft Look, Hard Performance
June 1, 2001

By Tatyana Sinioukov Since several major manufacturers had launched their whole new lines of appliances in cooking categories at the Kitchen & Bath Show last month, there was plenty of new designs, updated looks, enhanced features and bold concepts to look at. GE expanded its Monogram collection by introducing 36-inch electric cooktops ($949 to $1,299 ERP) in black or white and with frameless surfaces. GE Monogram's new 27-inch built-in convection oven will be available this fall in single- or double-oven versions ($1,299 to $1,549 ERP for single; $2,229 to $2.479 ERP for double). The oven has a soft, curvy design, new control

KBIS Trends
June 1, 2001

By Tatyana Sinioukov Both design and functionality of household appliances have always been determined by the needs, tastes, and of course, financial possibilities of the consumers. American households today are pressed for time, so appliances adapt accordingly by being flexible and efficient. Also, Americans don't necessarily eat the same food when they eat together, which means that appliances should be versatile and multi-functional to meet consumer needs. Finally, American consumers are willing to pour some thought and money into the design of their kitchens, and the sleek, "professional" look of the appliances reflects that, too. The priority, however, is energy efficiency, as the country is