Celebrating 143 Years of American Craftsmanship

At BlueStar, we are proud to be celebrating 143 years of American manufacturing.  Since 1880, our parent company, Prizer-Painter Stove Works, has been manufacturing quality, customized products in our factory in Pennsylvania.

Video announcing BlueStar's 140 anniversary celebration

A History of Quality:

In 1880, Prizer-Painter Stove Works began manufacturing a full line of residential and commercial coal ranges, hot water heaters, furnaces and heating stoves in Reading, Pennsylvania.  The handcrafted products were sold under many of the popular brands of the day, and many of these models are still in service across America. In the 1950s Prizer also produced a full line porcelain enamel cookware under that brand name Prizerware.

Vintage Prizer Stoveworks freestanding range

In 2002, Prizer introduced handcrafted, restaurant quality ranges for the residential market under the BlueStar brand name.  Constructed of the highest quality commercial grade stainless steel and featuring the unparalleled high heat open burners, BlueStar ranges delivered true restaurant performance to the home chef.

Since 2002, BlueStar has continued to strengthen its reputation as the top manufacturer of high performance cooking appliances for the serious home chef.  The company has rapidly expanded the product line to include wall ovens, cooktops, rangetops, and custom ventilation.  In 2008, BlueStar began offering its products in 190 designer color options and then in 2009 added metal trims for a bespoke experience.

BlueStar products are available in over 1,000+ colors and finishes

In 2016, BlueStar announced the launch of the premium built in refrigeration product line.  Designed to pair perfectly with BlueStar cooking appliances, this new line of commercial-grade, built-in  refrigeration allows home chefs to entertain seamlessly – and the line can be color coordinated with BlueStar cooking and ventilation products for a complete custom kitchen.

The new 36-inch Built-in Refrigerator from BlueStar

BlueStar first stepped into the induction space in 2018 with the launch of their 36” induction cooktop. The cooktop delivered the efficient performance of induction with the precise control and powerful performance the brand is known for, combining speed and control with rapid heat accelerator technology for no-wait cooking. The induction cooktop enabled customers to create a fully electric kitchen from the brand for the first time, pairing it with its electric wall oven.

The full electric kitchen now available from BlueStar

2019 brought the expansion of the ventilation line to include higher profile hoods within the Abbaka line. These 30” high hoods create a statement piece for the home kitchen and a focal point for any open floor design.

The fully customizable Abbaka Atlas Vent Hood from BlueStar

In 2021, BlueStar expanded its award-winning premium refrigeration line, by bringing its signature professional-level performance and unmatched customization to integrated Column refrigerators and freezers. The refrigerators have revolutionary cooling technology with advanced temperature control for longer food preservation. Designers could choose from panel ready, pro-style stainless or any of BlueStar’s 1,000+ colors plus 10 metal trim options.

Panel Ready Integrated Columns from BlueStar

BlueStar’s first-ever dual fuel range launched in 2023, featuring a fresh take on our 8-point star shaped burners plus precise electric ovens. The new X-8™ burner delivers full-spectrum power, performance, and versatility from every burner on your cooktop. The X-8™ shines with more control, easier cleaning and the expansive 8-point heat coverage of our iconic open burners in a modern sealed design. The true convection oven was designed for perfectly even cooking and baking, with 8 cooking modes controlled but a 7” full-color touchscreen.

The new 48" Dual Fuel Range from BlueStar

Along the way BlueStar continues to be the leader in color and customization for the home kitchen. The standard color palette has expanded to 1,000+ options with gloss, matte and textures finishes able to be selected.

BlueStar Today: Tradition, Quality and Commitment to American Manufacturing 

Today, BlueStar handcraftd a full line of kitchen appliances including ranges, wall ovens, vent hoods and refrigerators in its Pennsylvania factory.  They are proud choice of celebrated top chefs and home cooks alike. Using the finest, commercial grade materials, our skilled American workers produce custom kitchen appliances by hand.  We are proud to support our country’s long standing tradition of high quality manufacturing.