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Chef-Inspired Refrigeration Line Recognized at Best of Year Awards

December 5, 2016

BLANDON, PA, December 5 – BlueStar®, manufacturer of high performance appliances for the home kitchen, was honored as a finalist at the prestigious Interior Design Magazine’s 2016 Best of Year (BoY) awards event in the kitchen appliance category for its new premium refrigeration line.  The industry recognized the BlueStar® Built-In Refrigerator for its commercial-level performance, innovative design and customization.

BlueStar Refrigerator Honored as one of the Best of the Year by Interior Design

This special honor was bestowed upon BlueStar® by both Interior Design magazine and the architecture and design community. This year, the Best of Year Awards celebrated its 11th Anniversary and had 2,016 entries, from 38 different countries, in 130 product and project categories.

On December 1, 2016 over 900 people from the design community (designers, architects, manufacturers and friends) gathered at the state-of-the-art Frank Gehry design, IAC Building at 555 West 18th Street in NYC. The auditorium was standing room only, as the winners were announced live by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, and Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design. 

The BlueStar® Refrigeration line offers unique features for the home chef and enthusiastic home entertainer. 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.

The BlueStar® brand has developed a passionate following among professional and home chefs. 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. For information, visit