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Chef inspired refrigeration| home chef’s dream kitchen | BlueStar

March 17, 2016

BLUESTAR® INTRODUCES CHEF-INSPIRED REFRIGERATION TO COMPLETE THE HOME CHEF’S DREAM KITCHEN

 

Commercial-Level Performance, Innovative Design Plus the Ability to Customize Leads to Restaurant-Worthy Results at Home

Reading, PA March 17, 2016 – BlueStar®, manufacturer of customizable, commercial-style appliances for the home, introduces its first-ever Built-In Refrigeration Line, featuring top performance and unmatched customization for a seriously fresh take on premium food preservation that redefines the art of cooling.

Known for its passionate following among professional and home chefs, BlueStar® has specialized in handcrafted gas ranges, cooktops, electric and gas wall ovens and complementary kitchen hoods since 1880. The new built-in refrigeration line boasts the same superior craftsmanship, unsurpassed performance and stylized customization as the company’s legendary cooking equipment. And, true to its tradition of manufacturing at home, BlueStar® is designing and building its refrigeration line in the U.S.

“Our customers, from the professional to the aspiring home chef, have asked us for refrigeration that fits the needs of a true chef’s kitchen, both in terms of performance and aesthetics,” said Eliza Sheffield, vice president-marketing, BlueStar®. “Top of mind was performance – keeping food fresh longer – but also the ability to customize the refrigerator, both outside and inside, which is critical for their lifestyle. It’s about both substance and style.”

The refrigeration line heralds a new era for the brand. “This new refrigeration line marks a major milestone for our company and enables us to more fully meet the needs of our customers with the ultimate home chef’s kitchen suite, ” said Sheffield.

Inspired by Chefs, Powered by BlueStar®
The new BlueStar® 36-inch built-in refrigerator features an innovative, commercial-style design with professional grade elements like durable 304 grade stainless steel interiors and stainless steel and glass shelves and drawers. The stainless steel not only adds a luxurious finish, but also helps temperatures stay more consistent. Rugged, commercial-style construction includes an articulating hinge that enables built-in or flush mounting. Dramatic, ramp-on LED lighting, which reflects beautifully off the metal interiors, adds a clean brightness to the interior. The intuitive OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) touch-screen offers precise temperature control plus advanced features like Max Ice.

There is a dual compressor system — one for the fridge and another for the freezer — for optimum food preservation and advanced odor control. Two separate compressors mean the air stays chambered in the proper area so that the moist air stays in the refrigerator and doesn’t mix with the drier air of the freezer. The result: Longer lasting, fresher tasting fresh and frozen foods.

Effortless Home Entertaining: Seamless Cooling to Cooking
The BlueStar® Refrigeration Line offers unique features for the home chef and enthusiastic home entertainer. Designed for easy prep and entertaining, the refrigerator’s fully extending bottom shelf fits a full-size commercial sheet pan — as does the freezer shelf. That way, extra-large pans prepped with pastry or hors d’oeuvres can go straight from the refrigerator or freezer into an oversized BlueStar® oven, another brand hallmark.

Welcome to the Future of Home Entertaining

The BlueStar® Refrigeration Line offers unique features for the home chef and enthusiastic home entertainer. The refrigerator’s fully extending bottom shelf is designed to fit a full-size commercial sheet pan — as is the freezer shelf – that way, extra-large pans prepped with pastry or hors d’oeuvres can go straight from the refrigerator or freezer into an oversized BlueStar oven, another brand hallmark.

The refrigerator also features extra-large, fully-extending drawers with soft, self-close glides, making it easy to access items quickly and easily. The interior is fully customizable, so that shelves and bins can be easily changed to fit any entertaining need. The oversized freezer offers metal drawers featuring soft, self-close glides plus an automatic icemaker with filtered ice.

Unlimited Customization Options

Available in stainless steel and more than 750 color and finish combinations to match BlueStar® cooking and ventilation products, the built-in refrigerator also offers the option of right or left side handles in 10 metal trims including stainless steel, brass and copper. With a choice in trims, colors and interior configuration possibilities, BlueStar® refrigeration offers creative options for personalization and function.

“From cooking and cooling to enticing and inspiring, the BlueStar chef-grade suite is fully equipped to help home chefs make the most of every moment in the kitchen,” said Sheffield. “We are excited to offer a complete BlueStar kitchen: range, cooktop, oven, hood and now, refrigeration. BlueStar has everything you need to gear up, get serious and cook, cool and entertain like a pro.”

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