Red, White & BlueStar: Appliances Handcrafted in U.S. Deliver Commercial Level Power & Performance to the American Kitchen
July 1, 2017
Blandon, PA, July 1 — Red, white and blue are only three of the 750 color and finish choices offered by BlueStar®, manufacturer of high performance appliances for the home kitchen, handcrafted in the USA since 1880.
“Our customers, from the pro chef to the serious home cook, desire the highest degree of performance and flexibility. BlueStar cooking, ventilation and refrigeration appliances are their kitchen essentials,” said Eliza Sheffield, president, BlueStar®.
BlueStar has a strong legacy of U.S. manufacturing, and the company is committed to designing and manufacturing its products in the U.S. Most recently, BlueStar® introduced a premium built-in refrigeration line completely designed and handcrafted in the USA. All product lines hail from the US – cooking and ventilation appliances in Pennsylvania and built-in refrigerators in Iowa. Each BlueStar® appliance is 100% hand-crafted by skilled American workers.
“Products handcrafted in the U.S. carry an inherent status of a quality manufactured product, made with quality materials,” said Sheffield. “When people want quality, performance and great design for their kitchens, this is a terrific U.S. made option. Customers tell us that they prefer to buy American quality products, and feel a sense of pride to support American industry and innovation.”
BlueStar® ranges provide up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power for consistent, controlled heat and shorter cooking times. And for delicate soups and sauces, no stove matches BlueStar’s gentle 130-degree simmer burner. The new built-in refrigeration line boasts the same superior craftsmanship, unsurpassed performance and stylized customization as the company’s legendary cooking equipment.
BlueStar® has been a leader in color customization, offering its cooking equipment in hundreds of color choices as well as custom colors. An interactive web site tool, ‘Build Your Own BlueStar’, allows consumers to customize a new BlueStar range or refrigerator – from the intensity of the range’s burners to the color of the unit itself – before buying.
For more than 130 years, Prizer-Painter Stove Works, the parent company of BlueStar®, has built a heritage of craftsmanship. Originally known as Prizer-Painter Stove and Heater Company, in its early days the company produced a full line of coal ranges, hot water heaters, furnaces and heating stoves, sold under many of the major brand names of the day. In fact, many of those original models are still in service today across America. Prizer also produced a full line of Porcelain Enamel cookware throughout the 1950’s that was sold under the name “Prizerware.” In 2002 Prizer introduced commercial style ranges to the residential market, under the BlueStar® name as well as a line of custom kitchen ventilation under the name Prizer Hoods.