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25 October 2012

The Tribal Kitchen...Kitchen News from Around the World


VALUE IS THE NEW BLACK…VALUE CENTRIC COOKING WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISEL

For nearly 50 years, Dacor has been the benchmark for design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances, announced the addition of the Distinctive™ 30” Gas Range and Distinctive 30” Electric Range to their successful Distinctive™ Series.  

Exclusivity and premium price tags have long been the hallmark of affluence, but the newest arrivals from DACOR redefine “luxury” and are focused on  quality craftsmanship and ease of use.  Whether you are looking for a stylish upgrade, or a complete kitchen remodel, the Distinctive Ranges are value-engineered to deliver unparalleled power and performance.

Whether gas or electric, these ranges offer exclusive features you would only expect to find in more up-market units, such as an angled control panel for easy viewing, dedicated Illumina™ Indicator Lights with Dacor’s signature flame-blue glow when a cooktop element or oven is on, and professional heavy-duty die-cast stainless steel knobs with a metallic finish to complement the d├ęcor of virtually any kitchen.  One of the standout features is the 4.8 cubic foot oven capacity, one of the largest oven interiors on the market today.  In addition, the oven is equipped with two GlideRacks™ with easy-pull handles to assist in managing heavy dishes in and out of the oven.  The Distinctive 30” Gas and 30” Electric Range will be available as free-standing and slide-in models. 

The Distinctive 30” Gas Range is fueled with efficiency. Two exclusive 14” extra-wide continuous platform grates allow home chefs the flexibility to prepare gourmet meals over the largest continuous cooking surface in it’s class.  Three sealed gas burners power-up to 15,000 BTU while one SimmerSear™ burner delivers between 800-18,000 BTU to delicately simmer at a food-safe temperature, or sear without scorching.  Dacor’s exclusive Perma-Flame™ Technology guarantees hours of safe, uninterrupted cooking by automatically re-igniting the flame should a burner unexpectedly go out. Optional interchangeable accessories include a 14” wide griddle, a 14” wide searing grill, and a wok ring, which maximize the cooking experience.

The Distinctive 30” Electric Range is the perfect combination of sophisticated style and expert engineering. A triple, a dual, and two single-circuit heating elements beneath an easy-to-clean black glass surface give home chefs seven cookware position options, with up to 2,500 watts of power.  Each element heats pots and pans quickly and consistently with precise control. The electric range ships standard with Dacor’s exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System, a feature typically found in Dacor’s premium luxury Discovery™ Series Ranges and Wall Ovens.  The convection element, baffle, fan, and filter allow home chefs to simultaneously cook multiple dishes without flavor transfer.

And to top it all off, you can personalize your Distinctive Range by selecting one of two handle options, the professional Epicure® stainless steel handle, or the proprietary DACOR integrated stainless steel handle, giving the range a flush and clean contemporary look.  

The Distinctive 30” Gas and 30” Electric Ranges are designed and manufactured in California, along side many more core cooking products. Pricing for the Distinctive 30” Gas Range starts at $3,099 UMRP and the Distinctive 30” Electric Range at $3,299 UMRP. The ranges are now available through authorized Dacor dealers and retailers nationwide.
 
 

05 October 2012

The Tribal Kitchen...Kitchen News from around the World!

Refrigeration Named the #1 Most Suignificent Invention in the History of Food!
 
The  UK's national academy of science. the Royal Society, has selected refrigeration as the #1 most significant invention in the history of food and drink. Some relatively modern appliances, such as the microwave and oven as well as barrels, fishing nets, and the knife, were in the top 20.

The Royal Society said the Top 3 items on the list - refrigeration, pasteurization/sterilization, and canning - were all Anglo-French scientific achievements in the 18th and 19th centuries. The society reported that:
1.  Artificial refrigeration was first demonstrated in Glasgow in 1748 and produced commercially in 1805
2.  The first pasteurization test was completed in France in 1862
3.  A British merchant patented the tin can in 1810 (although a year earlier a Frenchman applied a similar process with glass jars and cork)

 "Royal Society Fellows have played vital roles in improving people's lives for 350 years and science has a major role to play in meeting the global challenges of the 21st century," said Sir Williams. "We thought it appropriate to look at how that innovation has shaped what we eat and drink. The poll reveals the huge role science and innovation have played in improving our health and our lives. This is something to which the scientific community continues to add."

The Royal Society's Top 20 Most Significant Inventions in the History of Food and Drink:

1. refrigeration
2. pasteurization / sterilization
3. canning
4. the oven
5. irrigation
6. threshing machine/combine harvester
7. baking
8. selective breeding / strains
9. grinding / milling
10. the plough
11. fermentation
12. the fishing net
13. crop rotation
14. the pot
15. the knife
16. eating utensils
17. the cork
18. the barrel
19. the microwave oven
20. frying