- Dacor showcases new Heritage Lineup featuring Built-In Column and French Door refrigerators, with 50 years of industry expertise and innovation
By Yun Sang-ho
Seoul, Korea, January 11, 2017- Dacor, a luxury kitchen appliance manufacturer acquired by Samsung Electronics in August 2016, today announces plans to unveil a new full lineup of premium household appliances at The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
KBIS hosts over 2,500 exhibitors annually from various home appliance brands, while attracting more than 120,000 attendees across diverse industries. Dacor will showcase its new full-package Heritage Lineup which reflects the powerful combination of Dacor’s 50-year expertise in the built-ins segment with Samsung’s industry leading technologies and design.
The new luxury lineup, upgraded from its popular and traditional originals, will feature completely reimagined premium Built-In Column and French Door refrigerators, Range, and Wall Oven. The Range and Wall Oven are Wi-Fi-enabled, allowing users to control the appliances with their smartphone using the iQTM feature, and will include Dacor’s Four-Part Pure ConvectionTM technology which heats and cooks food quickly and evenly, inside and out.
Additionally, nine Dacor refrigerators received the EPA’s Energy Star 2016 Emerging Technology Award and were recognized for their innovative refrigerant systems developed by Samsung. All nine including the Built-In Column refrigeratorcome in various sizes and were the first Dacor refrigerators to be awarded.
To qualify for the EPA award, the refrigerant system must have a Global Warming Potential (GWP) rating below 15 and produce an energy efficiency gain of 5 percent or higher. Dacor refrigerators have a negligible GWP rating and utilize the eco-friendly R-600a hydrocarbon refrigerant, which can reduce energy usage by 6.5 percent.
“Our most recent luxury packages are built using Dacor’s top-tier technologies and decades of industry knowledge, paired with the strength of Samsung’s pioneering innovation,” said David Nichols, vice president of products at Dacor. “We are honored to receive recognition from the US EPA, and we will continue to invest in new luxury kitchen appliances utilizing green technology in cooperation with Samsung.”
Founded in 1965 in California, Dacor was acquired by Samsung Electronics in August 2016. The brand is well known for its luxury home appliances and has been a prominent player in the housing and real estate markets in the US and Canada.
The Dacor booth will be open at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from January 10 through 12 for KBIS 2017.