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BlueStar Chef-Inspired Refrigeration is Now Available

January 9, 2017

Blandon, PA, January 9 – BlueStar®, manufacturer of high performance appliances for the home kitchen, has announced that its highly-anticipated all new BlueStar® Refrigeration line is now available.  Home chefs can create a true pro-style, bespoke kitchen with high performance cooking equipment, ventilation hoods and now chef-inspired refrigeration.

“Our customers, from the professional to the aspiring home chef, asked us for a refrigerator that fits the needs of a true chef’s kitchen, both in terms of performance and design.  For people who love to cook, and want the highest degree of performance and flexibility while doing so, the BlueStar fridge is a kitchen essential – especially when entertaining,” said Eliza Sheffield, president, BlueStar®.

The new built-in 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.  Just this month, the new line was named one of the “30 Most Innovative Products of the Year” by the iconic Better Homes & Gardens – Beautiful Kitchens & Baths.  The editors selected their top picks for products that combine smart function, seamless style and cutting-edge technology.  Additionally, the BlueStar® Built-in Refrigeration line also was recognized as an Honoree in the 2016 Interior Design Best of the Year Awards.

Inspired by Chefs, Powered by BlueStar®

BlueStar® has innovated a seriously fresh take on premium food preservation that redefines the art of cooling.  Every aspect of the design has been carefully considered, from the stainless steel interiors to the versatile color and metal trim options.

The new BlueStar® 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.  And, true to its tradition of manufacturing at home, BlueStar® has designed and is building its refrigeration line in the U.S.

Home Entertaining: Seamless Cooking to Cooking

The BlueStar® Refrigeration line offers unique features for the home chef and enthusiastic home entertainer.  It is made for easy prep and entertaining.  The refrigerator’s fully extending bottom shelf is designed to fit a full-size commercial sheet pan – as is the freezer itself – this 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.

Since the interior is fully customizable, shelves and bins can be easily changed to fit any entertaining need.  When special occasions come around, from birthdays to holidays, the shelve are fully flexible to handle large food trays or oversized cakes.  The refrigerator also features extra-large, fully-extending drawers with soft, self-close glides, making it easy to access items quickly and easily.  The oversized freezer offer metal drawers featuring soft, self-close glides plus an automatic icemaker with Max Ice feature.

Unmatched Customization Options

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.  The fridge is a replacement size for the most popular 36-inch models.

The BlueStar® brand has developed a passionate following among professional and home chefs.  In business since 1880, the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer has specialized in handcrafted gas ranges, cooktops, electric and gas wall ovens and complementary kitchen hoods.  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.

 

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