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Chef-Inspired Built-in Refrigerator Receives Platinum ADEX Award

May 3, 2017

ADEX Honors BlueStar’s Cutting-Edge Design & Performance with Highest Level Award

The ADEX Platinum Award won by the 36-inch Refrigerator by BlueStarBlandon, PA, May 3 – The new BlueStar® chef-inspired Built-in Refrigerator captured the coveted Platinum ADEX Award.  ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is among the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the Architecture and Design industry. Conducted each year by Design Journal, the annual competition draws approximately 2,852 entries from 500 companies.

“We are proud to have been selected for a Platinum ADEX award for our new built-in refrigerator,” said Eliza Sheffield, President, BlueStar®. “We are committed to pushing the boundaries of design to create products that deliver best-in-class performance and aesthetics. For people who want the highest degree of customization, performance and flexibility, the BlueStar fridge is a kitchen essential.”

The BlueStar® Built-in Refrigerator offers unique features for the home chef and enthusiastic home entertainer. Every aspect of the design has been carefully considered, from the stainless steel interiors to the versatile color and metal trim options. The 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.  There is a dual compressor system — one for the fridge and another for the freezer — for optimum food preservation and advanced odor control. 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.

Available in stainless steel and more than 750 color and finish combinations to match BlueStar® cooking and ventilation products, the 36-inch 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. Now, consumers can also use a new cutting-edge online tool, “Build Your Own BlueStar,” that allows you to design one-of-a-kind refrigerators as well as ranges to build their dream kitchens.

The BlueStar® refrigeration line already has garnered top awards for design excellence, including the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award, the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. The new line also was named one of the “30 Most Innovative Products of the Year” by the iconic Better Homes & Gardens-Beautiful Kitchens & Baths. Additionally, it was recognized as an Honoree in the 2016 Interior Design Best of the Year Awards.

In business since 1880, the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer has specialized in handcrafted gas ranges, gas and induction cooktops, electric and gas wall ovens, complementary kitchen hoods and premium refrigeration. The new built-in refrigeration line boasts the same superior craftsmanship, unsurpassed performance and stylized customization as the company’s legendary cooking equipment. The hand-assembled quality and performance of its appliances has caught the attention of cooking enthusiasts from home cooks and foodies to professional chefs such as Iron Chefs Jose Garces and Michael Symon as well as James Beard winners Alon Shaya and Marc Vetri. Home chefs can create a true commercial-style, bespoke kitchen with professional level performance with a BlueStar® range, ventilation hood and now chef-inspired refrigeration.  For information, visit