Appliance maker Thermador introduced a new line of Professional Series appliances at the 2004 Kitchen & Bath Show (K/BIS) held in April, 2004 in Chicago.
"For more than 70 years, Thermador has empowered the cooking enthusiast with kitchen appliances that combine state-of-the-art functionality with sophisticated styling," said Franz J. Bosshard, Thermador president and CEO. "We have aggressively moved to create a strong yet refined full-line Thermador kitchen with the recent introduction of our whisper-quiet refrigeration and the new Professional Series line."
Thermador's new built-in refrigeration features a stainless steel front, tempered glass shelves, and brushed aluminum rails. In terms of operation, Thermador has focused its engineering on achieving an unprecedented quietness rating of 35 to 37 dB, reportedly making it the quietest refrigeration in the market. With 18 different models in three sizes (36-in, 42-in, and 48-in), consumers can choose a bottom mount or side-by-side configuration.