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In 1933, Stan Joseph opened a small appliance store in Northern California. Supported by his devoted wife Florence, his innovative thinking led to the invention of the first kitchen ventilation system and the first indoor electric barbecue. To expand on their passion for cooking and invention, the Joseph’s founded Dacor in 1965. Sons Michael and Anthony later joined the company, which remains under the ownership of the Joseph family to this day.


Dacor instated the company value statement in 1997, which is, “To honor God in all that we do.” The value statement is meant to carry over all aspects of employees’ work environment and daily life. Through respecting others, doing good work, helping others, giving thanks, and celebrating their lives, Dacor employees uphold the company values and propagate these values in their own lives.


Cooking is an important part of family tradition at Dacor. American-made and family owned, Dacor is committed to designing and manufacturing exceptional kitchen appliances. Working together to redefine the modern kitchen since 1965, the Dacor family has produced an impressive array of industry firsts including the first 30” convection oven and the first drop-in cooktop with continuous grates. Innovative features abound throughout Dacor’s full line of appliances. Exclusive features and Dacor’s passion for quality, performance and craftsmanship are just a few of the details that make Dacor like no other. At Dacor, the difference is in the details.

Dacor is committed to manufacturing and distributing innovative appliances with the highest standards in the most sustainable, environmentally sensitive way possible. Learn more about Dacor's Green Committment. Dacor’s award winning appliances are available at over 2500 authorized dealer locations throughout North America.


Dacor established itself as a leader in high-end kitchen appliances with a focus on cooking. With its various series, Dacor offers a taste of luxury, no matter what its customers’ preference. The Discovery Series is the ultimate in kitchen appliance luxury with features designed for the true gourmet. The Renaissance Series offers a definitive choice for culinary enthusiasts who have a passion for culinary culture and elegance. Finally, the DistinctiveTM Series was created to appeal to the home chef who won’t compromise style and performance in the name of strong value.