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Dacor introduces newest innovation in smart, connected cooking appliances

Jul 1, 2015

Home chefs empowered with new hands-free voice command technology

Celebrating 50 years, Dacor®, a leading manufacturer of ultra-premium cooking appliances, introduces new voice activated kitchen technology.

“Dacor has received an overwhelming response to its smart kitchen technology,” said Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner. “The modern home chef values the precision and convenience that connected kitchen appliances provide, which is why we strive to offer smart features like voice activation and ongoing software upgrades that will improve the overall cooking experience.”

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Recent industry research indicates that 58 percent of Americans use their smart phones in the kitchen some or all of the time. To address the growing needs of the busy, multitasking home chef, Dacor now enables customers to use smart phones or tablets to remotely control their Discovery iQ™ cooking appliances without even lifting a finger – literally.

Dacor’s smart cooking appliances, such as the award-winning Discovery iQ™ 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range launched in 2014, feature the Dacor iQ Remote App. This proprietary technology makes it possible for home chefs to control the range via any smart phone or tablet.  It also enables users to upgrade their devices remotely with new features, such as the unprecedented voice activation technology.

“Dacor is first to integrate smart technology and voice activation with a high-performance dual-fuel range,” said Dacor President Steve Joseph.  “The new range combines the cooking precision our customers have enjoyed for 50 years with a first-of-its-kind iQ Controller and Dacor iQ Remote App, providing the passionate cook a convenient, connected cooking experience.”

The new feature allows customers to control their smart appliances by voice command through the Dacor iQ Remote App, from anywhere they are connected. This elevates the level of remote convenience for the home chef. Whether entertaining outdoors, serving appetizers to guests, or running late from the office, Dacor customers can now control their iQ products conveniently and hands-free.

The new voice activation technology is available now for Android devices and will be available for Apple iOS this summer for the Discovery iQ line of products, including the Discovery iQ 48- and 36-inch Dual-Fuel Ranges, and single and double wall ovens.

Other exclusive features include:

  • Advanced Diagnostics: This technology is built into the range and aids in optimal product performance.
  • Discovery iQ™ Recipe Box: The Recipe Box allows users to easily store recipes found online directly to the smart range (and ovens).
  • UL Certification: First ultra-premium smart range to receive UL certification for remote operation.

Dacor’s innovative appliances have been recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades including:

For more information about Dacor and its products, visit

About Dacor

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Dacor is a manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances. Designed and built in California, Dacor’s cooking appliances integrate function and technology to create high-performing, intuitive products that reflect the lifestyle and needs of the passionate cook. Since 1965, Dacor has been responsible for many of the innovations that have improved the way people cook in the modern kitchen.  Dacor is family-owned and embraces the legacy, heritage and expertise of a third generation to lead the company into a new age of cooking innovation.  Dacor is also the first and only ultra-premium appliance brand to be tested and recommended by the Master Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu. Le Cordon Bleu is considered the world’s most respected culinary arts and hospitality educator.

Media Contact:

Patrick Storm Ÿ
Debi Hammond Ÿ
Merlot Marketing, Inc. Ÿ 916-285-9835

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Users can now control the Discovery iQ Dual-Fuel Range through voice command, from anywhere they’re connected, via any smart phone or tablet.
The Discovery iQ 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range is the world’s first range to feature an integrated, wirelessly-connected tablet.