BlueStar® Celebrates 140th Anniversary of Custom Manufacturing & Quality Craftsmanship in America
July 1, 2020
In honor of the 140th anniversary as an iconic American appliance brand handmade in Pennsylvania, BlueStar® is releasing a Limited Edition Platinum Range in Heritage Blue with Commemorative Logo
BLANDON, PA, July 2 – BlueStar®, manufacturer of high-performance, customizable appliances for the home, is proud to celebrate a landmark anniversary – 140 years of high quality, custom manufacturing in Pennsylvania that has transformed home kitchens around America.
“We have committed ourselves to making great American handcrafted appliances for 140 years. We are a company that was born in the USA and never left,” said Eliza Sheffield, president, BlueStar®. “From our professional performance ranges to premium refrigeration, each BlueStar appliance is designed, engineered and handcrafted with pride by American workers. We are proud to celebrate our company’s great history of providing high quality, bespoke products that are winning with consumers.”
In honor of its milestone anniversary, BlueStar® is launching a Limited Edition Platinum Series Range, featuring a custom Heritage Blue finish and commemorative star logo with special 140 year anniversary inscription. The Platinum Anniversary range – offered in sizes from 24” to 60” – will be available from July 1 to December 31, 2020 and provides an added value of up to $2,640 to consumers. The top-selling Platinum Range Series features searing 25,000 BTU burners, an interchangeable griddle and charbroiler system and an oversized PowR® oven that fits commercial-size sheet pans.
Originally known as the Prizer-Painter Stove and Heater Company, in its early days the company produced a full line of coal ranges, hot water heaters, furnaces and heating stoves, sold under many of the major brand names of the day. Many of those original models are still in service today across America. In the 1950s, Prizer also produced a full line of porcelain enamel cookware that was sold under the brand name Prizerware. Prizer continued to manufacture quality cooking ranges under the Prizer label, as well as for other high-end brands, and took a major step forward with the introduction of its advanced two-coat/one-fire enameling system. In 2002, Prizer introduced handcrafted, high-performance ranges for the residential market under the BlueStar® brand. Since then, BlueStar® has continued to strengthen its reputation as a top manufacturer of high performance appliances for the serious home chef, adding professional-grade custom ventilation and premium refrigeration to its venerable line
American Workmanship, American Quality
Today, BlueStar® is proud to produce award-winning home kitchen appliances including cooking equipment, kitchen hoods and premium refrigeration in its Pennsylvania factory. Using the finest, commercial-grade materials, each product is built by hand by skilled American workers. The handcrafted quality and performance of its appliances has caught the attention of cooking enthusiasts from home cooks and culinary enthusiasts to professional chefs such as Michael Symon, Paul Kahan and Suzanne Goin, among many others.
BlueStar® has been a trailblazer in color and customization innovation, offering its appliances in 1,000 color choices and 10 metal trim options, as well as any custom color. Many appliance manufacturers offer custom finishes, but none offer the breadth of BlueStar®. BlueStar® also has the ability to color match appliances to paint colors, or match paint colors to appliances for a seamless, integrated look within the kitchen space. An interactive web site tool, ‘Build Your Own BlueStar’, allows consumers to customize a new BlueStar range or refrigerator – from the intensity of the range’s burners to the color of the unit itself – before buying.
“This 140th anniversary signals an exciting chapter in our storied history. We bring a distinguished legacy and a renewed commitment to deliver high-quality, unique kitchen appliances that can be customized to the individual needs of our customers,” said Sheffield. “We are proud to support our country’s long standing tradition of quality manufacturing. We are looking forward to another 140 years of American manufacturing.”