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December 30, 2012

(Reading, PA – October 25) – BlueStar™, manufacturer of high-performance gas ranges and cooktops for the residential market, held a Jamboree earlier this month for its mid-Atlantic dealers and business partners at its Reading, Pennsylvania headquarters hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson.

Chef Samuelsson prepared hand-picked recipes from his best-selling The New American Table cookbook.  As a BlueStar owner himself, Samuelsson demonstrated how BlueStar commercial-quality ranges can take cooking in the home kitchen to an entirely new level.

Originally a manufacturer of high-powered commercial ranges, BlueStar now markets exclusively to the residential market and is featured in the homes of many of the world’s top chefs and cooking enthusiasts.  The ranges are stacked with features generally restricted to professional chefs, but designed for the home kitchen.  BlueStar’s unique 22,000 BTU open burner system is the most powerful open burner on the market.  The ability to custom order a BlueStar range with a choice of 190 custom colors opens up amazing new possibilities for kitchen makeovers.

“We are honored to have one of North America’s most prominent chefs host our first dealer event at our newly renovated BlueStar showroom,” said Mike Trapp, President of Prizer Painter Stove Works, Inc., the manufacturer of BlueStar, “and we look forward to helping more people become the best cooks they can, whether they’re aspiring chefs, cooking enthusiasts, or just enjoy firing up the stove during the holidays.”

Award-winning chef and cookbook author, Chef Samuelsson was the youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times while at Aquavit as Executive Chef.  In 2010 Marcus was the winner of Top Chef Masters Season 2 and also served as the guest chef for the first State Dinner of the Obama administration.  Today, his new Red Rooster Harlem restaurant in NYC is open in the vibrant community Chef Samuelsson calls home.

Each BlueStar is built with the highest quality materials and the distinctive workmanship that comes from 130 years of expertise.  Available in a painter’s palette of 190 colors, options that run the gamut from popular stainless steel and jet black, to warmer, stylish hues including teal, brown, orange, and magenta, to bold primary colors like ruby red and cobalt blue.  Handcrafted entirely in the U.S.A. in Reading, Pennsylvania, BlueStar cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant quality results in their own kitchens.

BlueStar is available at select appliance dealers nationwide.  For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the company website,



About BlueStar
BlueStar™ – Genuine Restaurant Ranges for the Home™ – manufactures high-performance gas ranges and cooktops for the residential market. The company’s unique open burner system produces 22,000 BTU of cooking power, resulting in shorter cooking times and an even simmer. Each BlueStar range is hand-crafted in Reading, Pennsylvania and features burners that can be custom configured at the time of order. Most BlueStar models are available in 190 colors, at no extra charge. For more information, please visit