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- A Dacor oven, Toto toilet, and Delta light-up faucet were among the winners at KBIS 2014.
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A Dacor oven, Toto toilet, and Delta light-up faucet were among the winners at KBIS 2014.
Los Angeles–based oven and range manufacturer Dacor was the big winner at the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) annual showcase for the industry’s latest products and innovations. Dacor’s Discovery iQ 30-inch wall oven captured the gold award for Best of Kitchen, and also took home the association’s Best of Show award.earlier this year. With WiFi connectivity that allows users to program and start the oven on their way home from work, the Discovery iQ can be accessed via tablet or smartphone and has an LCD screen for playing videos and selecting recipes. The oven retails for $4,299, or $7,399 in a double-oven arrangement.
Family owned and producing appliances since 1965, Dacor worked on the new oven for five years before launching it at CES. Company President Steve Joseph called the KBIS awards “a great win for the Dacor team.”
NKBA is a non-profit trade association with more than 60,000 members. The organization’s annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is a showcase for many of the newest products in the kitchen and bath industry. More than 75 products were entered into the competition and trade show attendees voted to select four for the top five prizes.
Japanese plumbing company Toto brought home silver in the bath category for the latest version of its high-efficiency toilets, the Neorest 750H. The product uses no more than one gallon per flush, and has a complex self-cleaning system incorporating UV lighting that activates when the lid is closed. The toilet comes on the market in April or May, and will retail for $9,900.
The awards were spread between companies large and small, established and fledgling. Toto is the world's largest plumbing manufacturer, while Grand Junction, Colorado–based Glideware only launched its first product in September of last year.