A couple of weekends ago, Dacor invited me to the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival to experience their new Modernist Collection. There were many cooking demos, dinners and cocktail parties to attend that showcased the new design and features of the Modernist Collection appliances. I have cooked with Dacor appliances in the past always to great results and I was eager to see the new design and performance elements. As I suspected, I was not disappointed.
Dacor, whose products are designed and manufactured in California, has been a market leader in ultra-premium appliances for 50 years. With this Modernist Collection, Dacor reinvents the luxury aesthetic by taking the premium finish and grain of brushed stainless steel and forging it in graphite. I wish I could describe the texture of the finish… “It feels like velvet” I said at one point as I grabbed the refrigerator door handle. Smooth, dark grey matte with a velvety sheen. In general, I don’t like a lot of bells and whistles in products. I would say I tend to enjoy minimalist design and functionality, so I love how Dacor has integrated many user interaction points in the appliances making it easy to select functions, yet feeling very minimalistic and easy at the same time. All of these features come from smart innovation and technology that make our job as entertainers that much easier and enjoyable.