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September 3, 2020

BlueStar® Previews Premium Column Refrigeration & Showcases Bespoke, Chef-Inspired Cooking Appliances

BLANDON, PA, September 3 — BlueStar®, manufacturer of high-performance, highly customizable appliances, was selected as the Primary Kitchen Partner for the 2020 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, a longtime fundraiser for San Francisco University High School’s Financial Aid Program. Bluestar® was proud to collaborate with noted Interior Designer Regan Baker on the custom kitchen that features a commercial quality gas range, new column refrigeration and an all new ventilation line.

BlueStar® products bring a level of customization and performance not typical in a home kitchen. All BlueStar® appliances are available in 1,000+ colors and finishes – plus any custom color as well as 10 metals trims – and have been handcrafted in Pennsylvania since 1880. Baker took advantage of the company’s unmatched customization options to create a bespoke design that is both sophisticated and stylish. The designer selected a soft, moss gray hue in a matte finish with brushed brass trim for the range which, she said, is not only the centerpiece of the room, but inspired the entire kitchen color palette.

“We absolutely adored the unique color offerings that were available to us, and we love the design moment we were able to create around the BlueStar range. The moss gray color has a muted, natural feel. It’s subtle enough to marry well with all of the other finishes and textures, but still serves as a unique point of interest,” said Baker. “The matte finish and brass toned hardware allowed us to seamlessly connect the range to the custom brass hood, and the design plan as a whole.”

Taking cues from the existing architecture of this Mediterranean-style show home, Baker’s goal was to blend traditional influences with contemporary design elements. Many of the furnishings and built-in cabinetry recall freestanding, classic pieces, and the designer’s color palette, inspired by the BlueStar® range, feels earthy, unsaturated and timeless. The marble countertops and natural brass finishes are surfaces that will wear beautifully with age, and contribute to a feeling of storied longevity that one gets with older homes.

“We are really excited to have collaborated with Regan to help create such an incredible space, and more importantly, to assist in raising funds for University High School’s financial aid program,” said Eliza Sheffield, President, BlueStar®. “With so many of us spending more time at home, this year’s showcase house offers inspiration and ideas to create a safe and beautiful space that fits any personality and lifestyle.”

BlueStar® Products Featured in Decorator Showcase
• The BlueStar® 48” Nova Series range features wok-ready open burners with up to 22,000 BTUs of intense, even heat for fast stir-frying and searing. A gentle simmer burner maintains a low 130 temperature perfect for holding sauces. Home chefs can select any configuration of burners and choose other pro-style options such as built-in griddles, charbroilers and chef-preferred French Tops. The range features an extra-large convection oven that fits a full size commercial baking sheet and also boasts an 18500 infrared broiler. It is shown in Matte RAL 7003 (Moss Gray) and brushed brass trim.

• The 46” hood liner insert is the necessary ventilation compliment to the high-BTU, restaurant-style range. The all-new liner has professional-grade performance with three exhaust settings and a new boost feature plus whisper quiet operation. Dimmable LED lighting beautifully illuminates the cooktop surface for improved visibility while cooking. The ventilation liner was encased with a custom fabricated brass shell that includes motorized spice racks that descend from the hood, built by millworker Eric Hardrath.

• Previewed for the first time is BlueStar’s new line of column refrigeration, which will be available in 2021. The 30” column refrigerator and 18” freezer offer commercial-style design with professional grade elements like durable stainless steel interiors, glass shelving, a full-extension drawer and a pull out tray that fits a commercial sheet pan. The units provide uniform and precise temperature control, ensuring optimal food preservation. The panel-ready refrigerator and freezer provide seamless integration into cabinetry or the option for stainless steel or custom colored doors.

Celebrating its 140th Anniversary this year, BlueStar® cooking, refrigeration and ventilation products are handcrafted in Pennsylvania for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens. The award-winning line includes high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, electric and gas wall ovens, complementary kitchen ventilation hoods and premium refrigeration. BlueStar® is the only pro-style appliance brand to offer virtually unlimited options for personalization, including more than 1,000 colors and 10 metal trims as well as highly customizable cooking surfaces, swing and French oven doors, and restaurant accessories like salamander broilers, charbroilers, Frenchtops and oversized ovens that fit commercial sheet pans.

Built in 1926, the 2020 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Home sits on a serene garden lot, which boasts three levels including five bedrooms, five and a half baths, a media/entertainment space, reading room, wine cellar, and an optimal floor plan for indoor and outdoor living. Since inception, this premier design showcase has not only launched the careers of several top California talent but also raised over $17 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. This event allows hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class, college preparatory education.

The 6,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style house will be featured in the first-ever Showcase Virtual Tour. Tickets for the virtual tour are $25 and will be available online at