Dacor, family-owned market leader in luxury kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, introduced the upgraded 36″ Freestanding French Door Refrigerator. Offering increased energy savings, the upgraded refrigerator features an exterior ice and water dispenser, which includes temperature controls on the keypad for easy adjustment without opening the refrigerator door.
According to Energy Star, the average family spends $2,200 each year on energy bills. Upgrading to an Energy Star rated appliance can save more than $165 over the lifetime of the product. Dacor Energy Star rated refrigerators are 20% more efficient than non-compliant refrigerators. And beginning this spring, all of the U.S. states and territories are running programs designed to help consumers replace old, inefficient appliances with new Energy Star qualified models. Refrigerators are among the most popular appliances receiving rebates through the program, with savings ranging from $45 to $500, with most being about $100 to $150.
The 36″ Refrigerator consumes less energy than a 75-watt light bulb and the exterior water and ice dispenser will minimize the amount of time the doors are open, leading to even greater energy savings. The easy-to-navigate, electronic control panel glows in Dacor signature blue, displays internal temperature and alerts owners when the water filter needs to be changed. There is no need to lose precious energy opening the refrigerator door, the external dispenser serves up fresh, cool, filtered ice and water at the touch of a button.
The 36″ Freestanding French Door Refrigerator features stainless steel doors which extend over the hinges to give the front a clean look. With an external dispenser, serving up fresh, cool, filtered ice and water at the touch of a button, the convenient French Door provides full access to the interior. Boasting impressive interior storage, the in-door gallon bins are large enough to hold cartons of milk and juice and slide out shelving allows accessibility to all items in the refrigerator.
The bottom freezer drawer features fully enclosed baskets that keep frozen food organized and stop food and ice from falling through. The drawer glides open effortlessly with a rack-and-pinion system for easy access to the items in the rear. The freezer drawer includes upper and lower freezer baskets and dividers. With fresh food storage on top and the freezer underneath, users have better access to the items that are used more frequently. An innovative modular design system allows owners to customize each model to fit their personal style with either the professional, classic Epicure handles or the more contemporary Millennia handles. The 36″ Refrigerator now features Sabbath Mode, which allows the door to be opened or closed at any time without concern of directly turning on or off any lights or features and will begin rolling out to authorized Dacor dealers in April 2010.