By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas – Premium majap makers Dacor and Viking took home the gold at this month’s Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
Dacor won Best in Show and Best of Kitchen: Gold for its Discovery iQ 30-inch wall oven, while Viking swept KBIS’s People’s Choice Awards with first, second and third place wins for its Professional line of cooking products.
Dacor’s iQ oven, which offers remote cooking control and other Wi-Fi capabilities, competed against 74 other contenders for Best in Show. The products were judged by a team of interior design and lifestyle bloggers assembled by Modenus, an online forum for the designer trade. Winners were selected based on product functionality, quality and durability, flexibility, aesthetics and style, and innovation.
Meanwhile, Viking’s new Professional-series French-door double oven, 7-series range and
cooktops wowed attendees, who voted via mobile app for their top People’s Choice picks.
“These awards show that the Viking booth and products really resonated with KBIS attendees, because they took the time to cast a vote for them,” said Selim Bassoul, chairman/CEO of Viking parent The Middleby Corp. “These product recognitions are a validation of the new Viking features and technologies.”
KBIS, once the primary showcase for the major appliance industry, was held here earlier this month at the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show (IBS).
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