Black and graphite finish Dacor range and refrigerator in a black and white themed kitchen designed by Arash Hoss.

Luxury Appliance Brand Buying Guide: Dacor

Dacor (Pronounced: /Day-kor/)

“Life and Luxury, Connected”

– Dacor

At Electronic Express, we are committed to providing the best in luxury appliance options to our customers at industry-leading prices. This guide will overview the innovative features of Dacor’s appliances that we sell at Electronic Express. If you want to experience the luxury of these beautifully crafted appliances for yourself, schedule an appointment to visit our luxury appliance showroom where our appliance experts can help you find the right options for your kitchen.

About Dacor Appliances

Officially founded in 1965 by Stanley M. Joseph, Dacor has set itself apart as a leader in constant innovation that elevates the lives of consumers. For 60 years, three generations of the Joseph family led Dacor, before the company was acquired by Samsung Electronics America in August 2016. In recent years, Dacor’s kitchen appliances have gone on to win several awards recognizing their dedication to design and innovation.

History of Innovations and Awards

Noteworthy Innovations

  • 1985 – First Cooktop with Continuous Grates
  • 1987 – First Built-in Wall Oven with Self Cleaning
  • 1995 – First Range with Sealed Burners for Easy Cleaning
  • 2002 – First 30″ Dishwasher with 24-piece serving set capacity
  • 2023 – First single-wall ovens to combine full steam, air-fry, and air sous-vide into one oven.

Recent Awards

Between 2023 and 2024, Dacor’s 48-inch French Door Refrigerator and 48-inch Transitional Range received recognition from Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Domino, Kitchen and Bath Business, the iF Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN® Awards, and was named a CES Innovation Award Honoree.

Is Dacor a Good Brand?

Overall, Dacor offers affordable luxury appliances that elevate everyday life. With innovative features and inspirational designs, a Dacor appliance will create a distinctive and prestigious atmosphere in your home. Some of these features across different appliances include:

  • Samsung SmartThings integration; connecting easily with your other Samsung smart home appliances
  • Sleek finishes in silver and graphite stainless steel, with panel-ready options for full customization
  • Seamless flush installation that fits smoothly into any kitchen design
  • Precision temperature controls for heating and cooling food

Naturally, each type of appliance has specified features that offer precise performance and create luxurious experiences every time you use them.

Design Styles

Many of Dacor’s mainline appliances focus on one of two primary design styles: Transitional and Contemporary.

Transitional

Product image of a Dacor Transitional dual-fuel range with steam oven

This design style takes inspiration from classic appliance designs and blends them with the utility of commercial kitchen appliances. The effect is a bold profile with sleek modern finishes that feel fresh and distinct in any kitchen.

Contemporary

Product image of a Dacor Contemporary Range with steam oven

This design vision uses precision, symmetry, and clean lines inspired by the skyscrapers of modern skylines. The Contemporary style creates a sleek and sophisticated profile that blends functionality and cutting-edge technology that can be enjoyed daily.

What You’ll Find in Dacor Appliances

Cooking Appliances

Dacor Ranges

Lifestyle image of a Dacor Transistional Gas-Powered Range with steam-oven installed in a kitchen.

With Dacor’s oven ranges, you’ll find incredible luxury and convenient smart connections that help you craft remarkable dishes. When you’re shopping for a Dacor range, you can choose from Contemporary or Transitional styles depending on your design preferences. Connect your range to the Samsung SmartThings app and use your smartphone to set the temperature, preheat the range, check the time remaining, and more. 

Additional Range Features
  • Wi-Fi-enabled and motorized tilt-out 7″ LCD control panel
  • Dual Fuel with Steam Oven options
  • Lit Illumina™ Knobs for precision temperature control
  • Filtered Convection Fan to filter out flavor contamination when preparing multiple dishes at the same time
  • Multiple cooking modes: Air Sous Vide, Air Fry, Chef Mode
  • Dual Four-Part Convection for faster cooking times and even heat distribution
  • SimmerSear™ Burners with a range of 750-22K BTU
  • Available Finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless
  • Available styles: Transitional, Contemporary
  • Fuel types: Gas or Dual-Fuel
  • Sizes: 30-inch, 36-inch, 48-inch
  • Burners: 4-6 with griddle options for 48-inch ranges

Dacor Cooktops

Sleek, powerful, precise, and modern. Dacor’s cooktops offer flexible cooking modes, stylish details, seamless installation, and automatic smart connections with other Dacor appliances. Available with either gas or induction heating elements with distinct designs. The induction cooktops feature LCD control centers in a frameless black glass design. The gas-powered cooktops are available in either the Contemporary or Transitional designs found with Dacor’s full ranges.

Additional Cooktop Features
  • FlexZone
  • SimmerSear brass burners
  • Auto connect to Dacor range hoods
  • Flush installation
  • Sizes: 30-inch, 36-inch, 48-inch (gas range top only)
  • Fuel type: Gas or Electric Induction
  • Gas heat output: 800-18.5K BTU
  • Induction heat output: 1,400-4,800W

Dacor Wall Ovens

Dacor Transitional wall oven with speed oven

Save space and elevate the style of your kitchen while enjoying the performance of Dacor’s built-in wall ovens. Available in either Transitional or Contemporary design styles that will take your kitchen to the next level. Craft a variety of perfectly cooked meals with Four-Part Pure Convection that evenly heats with superior efficiency and consistency. Finally, the steam-assist cooking mode will help you create a perfect blend of texture and flavor with meats, bread, vegetables, and more.

Additional Wall Oven Features and Options
  • Convection Speed Ovens with versatile preprogrammed cooking modes
  • Auto-tilting control center on their ovens offers a unique and accessible control experience
  • Available sizes: 30-inches
  • Available combinations: single, combination single oven + microwave, double oven
  • Available finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless
  • Available styles: Transitional, Contemporary
  • Cooking Modes: 4-Part Pure Convection, Steam Assist
  • Chef Mode for guided cooking
  • Flush installation
  • Soft close hinges
  • Illumina™ Knobs
  • 7″ LCD touchscreen control center

Dacor Microwave Ovens

Graphite Stainless Steel Dacor Microwave Oven

Complete your Dacor kitchen package with a microwave that matches. Dacor produces several styles of microwaves including classic countertop, space-saving drawer, and convenient over-the-range styles. Built-in smart sensor technology takes the guesswork out of heating or reheating your food. Several preprogrammed options also let you prepare a variety of foods with just the push of a button.

Additional Microwave Features
  • Smart moisture sensor – automatically adjusts cooking times and power levels
  • Automatic door/drawer opening at the touch of a button – especially handy for their line of drawer microwaves
  • Convection cooking (select models)
  • Multiple-sequence cooking modes
  • Available capacities: 1.1-2 cu. Ft.
  • Available finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless
  • Available sizes: 24-inch, 30-inch, and 30-inch slim (over the range only)

Dacor Range Hoods

Dacor stainless steel chimney range hood vent

Pair one of these range hoods with a Dacor range or cooktop to experience the luxury of ConnectOn. Using Bluetooth technology, ConnectOn automatically turns on and adjusts the speed of the vent fans. These vents come with a powerful four-speed fan and an effective noise-dampening system so your kitchen stays quieter. 

Additional Ventilation Hood Features
  • Easy-to-clean baffle filters
  • Strip LED lighting
  • Auto-on heat sensors
  • Glass touch control center or knob controls (hood liner only)
  • CFM range: 390-1200
  • Available finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless
  • Available styles: Wall hood, Chimney wall hood, Island hood, Hood liner
  • Sizes: 30-inch, 36-inch, 42-inch (Island hood only), 48-inch, 54-inch (Island hood only)

Dacor Refrigerators

Designed for seamless integration while maintaining an inspirational design, all of Dacor’s refrigeration units feature cutting-edge precise cooling technology. Select your ideal refrigerator from a variety of styles including column refrigerators, French-door refrigerators, wine coolers, and side-by-side refrigerators.

Across all of Dacor’s refrigerators, you’ll find SteelCool interiors lit by striking 3D LED lighting, a convenient touchscreen control center, and plenty of storage for food items. Choose from either the sleek minimalistic designs of their Contemporary refrigerators or the bold professionalism of Dacor’s Transitional models. 

Refrigeration Features

Dacor Column Refrigerator Features
  • IQ Remote View™
  • Push-to-open door assist
  • Interior touchscreen control panel
  • Sizes: 18-inch, 24-inch, 30-inch, & 36-inch
  • Finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless, Panel-Ready
  • Available styles: Transitional, Contemporary
Dacor French Door Refrigerator Features
Dacor panel-ready french door refrigerator
  • Dual reveal™ Doors
  • Dual Icemakers with Whisky Ball Ice
  • Autofill water pitcher
  • Hidden touch control panel
  • Freshzone™ drawer
  • Freshzone+™ compartment
  • Digital Compressor refrigeration
  • Internal water dispenser
  • Sizes: 36-inch, 42-inch, 48-inch
  • Finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless, Panel-Ready
  • Available styles: Transitional, Contemporary
Dacor Side-by-Side Refrigerator Features
Dacor side-by-side refrigerator product image
  • Power Cool & Power Freeze settings
  • LED lighting
  • External ice and water dispenser
  • Internal stainless steel paneling
  • Digital Compressor refrigeration
  • Sizes: 42-inch
  • Finishes: Silver Stainless
Dacor Wine Cooler Features
Dacor compact wine cooler product image
  • Vibration-resistant construction
  • Moisture-resistant oak wood glide racks
  • Clean air charcoal filters
  • Push-to-open door
  • Stainless steel interior with LED lighting
  • 2 and 3 temperature zone cooling system
  • Finishes: Silver Stainless, Graphite Stainless, Panel-ready

Dacor Dishwashers

Product image of a Dacor dishwasher with a stainless steel finish

Elegance, powerful wash cycles, and noise-reducing construction. Dacor’s dishwashers blend all of these features, ensuring that cleaning up is always easy and unobtrusive. The seamless design and panel-ready options make these dishwashers easy to enjoy in any kitchen aesthetic. Built-in StormWash+™ technology uses dual-washing arms with powerful water jets to clean dishes and remove tough stains. All of this powerful washing technology is encased in noise-resistant construction that keeps the sound level at whisper-quiet levels between 40-42 dBA.

Additional Dishwasher Features
  • Kitchen Fit Sliding Door hinge system and a flexible toe-kick
  • Flexible loading
  • Flush installation
  • Waterwall™ water jets (select models)
  • Autorelease™ door automatically opens at the end of the cycle to release steam and improve drying times
  • Zone booster washing targets heavy-duty stains
  • Electric control panel at the top of the door
  • Sizes: 24-inch
  • Finishes: Stainless Steel, Graphite Steel, and Panel-Ready Finishes

Shop for Dacor Appliances at Electronic Express

We hope this guide has given you a helpful overview of all the kinds of appliances available from Dacor. If you would like to see the luxury of Dacor’s products for yourself, schedule an appointment at Electronic Express’s Luxury Appliance Showroom. Our expert luxury appliance concierge will be happy to help you evaluate your options and answer all of your questions. We look forward to helping you experience the luxury of Dacor!