Oiled Bronze from Jenn-Air Warm Alternative to Stainless

    ORLANDO, FL (February 7, 2007) - From an innovator in kitchen appliance design comes a new finish that offers a warm, distinctive alternative to the cooler, commercial look of stainless steel. Beginning this spring, Jenn-Air® will offer a complete collection of appliances in Oiled Bronze, a richly hued finish inspired by the soft glow and patina of bronze sculpture and fixtures.

    The look it creates is timeless.

    "By bringing color and warmth to a metal finish, we're introducing a new tonality to the kitchen," notes Deborah O'Connor, Senior Manager of Public Relations for Jenn-Air®. "Oiled Bronze is distinctive and unique, but the look it creates is timeless and integrates beautifully with both corresponding and contrasting color schemes."

    The Oiled Bronze collection, or "suite" in appliance industry parlance, is a Jenn-Air® exclusive. It represents the latest innovation from the brand that pioneered cooking downdraft technology and such style options as the sleek, Floating Glass appliance finish. The versatility of the new collection allows consumers to outfit a full kitchen with Oiled Bronze appliances or use them as accent pieces to balance the use of stainless steel or black appliances.

    "The warm bronze, accented with stainless steel handles, creates a look that is both welcoming and sophisticated," said O'Connor. "And, as one would expect from a brand so strongly associated with cooking innovation, these appliances offer a level of performance and features that even the most serious cooks will appreciate."

    The Oiled Bronze suite available in the spring of 2007 will include gas and electric cooktops, wall ovens, warming drawers, select refrigerators and dishwashers. Suggested retail prices will range from $949 for the the 30" radiant electric or gas cooktop to $3,399 for the double wall oven.

    Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air® has consistently built on its reputation as a technology and design innovator. Its selection of style options includes two distinct stainless steel collections and two cutting edge finishes: Floating Glass and Oiled Bronze. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and professional-style ranges to dishwashers, refrigerators and such entertaining essentials as warming drawers, built-in ice machines and wine chillers, Jenn-Air® offers a complete line of major kitchen appliances. To learn why Jenn-Air® has been the number one preferred brand among consumers for cooking products since 1989*, visit www.Jenn-Air.com.

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    Press Contacts:
    David Tobin
    Digitas
    646/735-7717
    DTobin@digitas.com

    Kim Roman
    Digitas
    212/350-7822
    KRoman@digitas.com
    Debbie O'Connor

    Debbie O'Connor
    Jenn-Air
    269/923-3382
    Deborah_H_O'Connor@Jenn-Air.com