Dacor Introduces First New Products of 2004
Jan 9, 2004
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DACOR(R), a manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances, has introduced two new products -- the Epicure(R) 36-in Warming Oven, the Oven GlideRack(TM), and the Preference(R) 36-in All-Gas Cooktop.

The company says the new products are the first of many it will introduce this year.

According to Dacor, the new the Epicure 36-in Warming Oven (EWO36) is the largest warming oven it offers and is one of the largest currently on the market. The warming oven can hold up to 12 appetizer plates, six dinner plates, or three oversized serving platters. With an adjustable moist/crisp slide, users can also control humidity within the oven, and the temperature and timer control is positioned behind the drawer. In addition, the 4-hour timer control or the optional Sabbath-compliant manual override is an option for continuous heating. The drawer's slide mechanism is also said to make loading and unloading easy and safe.

The company has also introduced the new oven GlideRack (pictured), which is said to slide effortlessly for easy loading and unloading and is ideal for cooking with heavy roasters, baking stones, and cookie sheets.

The GlideRack can reportedly accommodate up to 40 lb and can be placed in multiple positions in the oven, including the bottom rack, where it provides complete clearance from the oven door. According to Dacor, one GlideRack will be included in all of the Epicure ovens and ranges, plus additional standard racks, but it is available as an accessory for all styles, including the company's Millennia and Preference(R) line of ovens and ranges.

The new Preference(R) 36-in All-Gas Cooktop (PGM365) cooktop features two new SimmerSear(TM) burners that range from 18,000 to 500 BTUs and 12,500 to 400 BTUs, respectively. The ultra low-end burners are a first for Dacor. The design of the simmer burner is concealed under the larger burner cap, which helps distribute heat more evenly across the cooking surface and avoids unwanted hot spots. The cooktop also features three mid-range burners.

A new illuminated blue "ON" indicator lights on all five burner control knobs, which will alert users when the cooktop is hot and in use. The two SimmerSear burners have an additional light that appears when using the simmer setting for further accuracy and safety control. Brass valves maintain precise flame level while the company's Perma-Flame(TM) feature is said to automatically re-ignite the gas flame when accidentally extinguished.

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