Color Confidence from BlueStar | Blog | Colored Appliances

Coco Chanel said, “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!

I could not agree with her more, and believe we should have the same confidence with color in the fashion of our home!

Find inspiration from our Design Ambassador, Kim Lewis

Here’s an exercise for you:

Close your eyes [yes, really].

Answer this question in your mind: Where do you feel most inspired, most alive?

[Go there with your imagination...picture this place].  (Is it a field of lavender in France?  The barn down the road?  Your Grandpa’s favorite diner?)  Don’t over think it.  It doesn’t even have to be a place you’ve ever been before.  Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of going to Costa Rica…

Ok…have you found the place?  Stay there

What colors do you see?  (Purple from the flowers?  Red from the barn?  Turquoise from the diner?)  What color from that place jumps out at you?

Got it?

Now open your eyes.  THIS color you have in your mind…it clearly inspires you.  Why not make this color part of your home?  No matter where you live…we need to bring inspiration into our homes, where we dwell.  There is a psychology behind color.  Colors reflect moods, personalities, emotions.  Your home is an art canvas – a place to tell a story about who you are and what makes you tick.

We are all artists, so stop being afraid of color.  This year, be bold…most importantly, be yourself!

You might be surprised how much fun taking risk with color can be…it’s actually quite liberating!  The best part…?  It’s not permanent.  Color can be changed, just like our moods.  So, next time, go confidently to the color wheel.

Be inspired, Kim Lewis

2013 Architectural Digest Show | Blog | Design Show

BlueStar wowed the crowds at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City with the unveiling of their upcoming Electric Wall Oven and Platinum Series ranges.  See images from the show and read some of the amazing press we received from the event.


Get a close up look at the new Electric Wall Oven & Platinum Series ranges in our Facebook album from the show.






Susan Serra, a professional kitchen designer for 20 years, writes about how the design and features on BlueStar products just keep getting better and better.






The Kitchn blog talks about the 5 Brands That Caught Their Eye at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show and BlueStar is one of them.




Follow BlueStar on Pinterest | Blog | BlueStar Pinterest

We are excited to announce BlueStar’s Pinterest page. From BlueStar® kitchen design tips, holiday party planning guides, to celebrity chef cooking tips and much more, the page is a go-to for foodies, home cooks, entertainers, and design lovers alike. To give you a taste of the delicious, design-savvy, and fun boards on BlueStar’s page, we’ve selected a few favorites.  Click on the images to be taken to the boards. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


Our Holiday Planning Guide board has great ideas for a festive holiday season, from décor to dinner and dessert.






On our Colors & Kitchens We Love board you can get inspired by BlueStar® kitchen designs, and color ideas for your home kitchen.






Check out drawings and specs of early models of the BlueStar® line. Manufactured by Prizer-Painter Stove Work’s for over 130 years, BlueStar® is proud to still be handmade in Reading, Pennsylvania.




If you’re a fan of BlueStar® be sure to follow us on Pinterest today for pro cooking tips, recipes, decorating tips, and more from BlueStar®.


BlueStar Dealer Spotlight | Blog Archive | Retailer Information

This month’s dealer spotlight focuses on Gerdhard’s Appliances of Glenside, Pennsylvania. Gerhard’s began as a single storefront over 60 years ago, and with 5 locations today is now one of Philadelphia’s leading dealers of home appliances. From your kitchen to your home theater, Gerhard’s has everything you need to outfit the home of your dreams.

Gerhard’s offers high performance appliances for the home, but it is the spirit of service that sets this dealer apart. Gerhard’s motto has always been, “Our service makes the best products better”, and it is because of Gerhard’s expert staff, and dedication to service that BlueStar® is proud to have Gerhard’s in our family of dealers.

Gerhard’s has a selection of BlueStar® appliances, so you can have restaurant grade power and performance right in your home kitchen. Gerhard’s expert team members can help you select the perfect BlueStar® appliance for your home kitchen. No matter the color you select, you will be getting the unmatched power and performance of BlueStar® with the quality service of Gerhard’s Appliances.

Ring in the New Year | Blog | Holiday Recipes

To kick off the New Year, entertain like a pro with the power and performance of BlueStar® appliances in your kitchen. BlueStar’s unparalleled burner intensity of 22,000 BTUs, a precise 130° simmer burner, and an extra-large capacity convection oven make BlueStar®  a must-have for serious entertainers and home cooks, and will help you throw a party sure to impress your guests.

With BlueStar® in your kitchen you can prepare appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will ring in the New Year the right way. With BlueStar’s extra large capacity, precision-controlled oven you can broil bacon wrapped scallops for an hors d’oeuvres your guests will love.

For your main course, try delicious pan-seared salmon. On the intense heat of the 22,000 BTU burners, sear the fish to lock in the flavor. On BlueStar’s delicate 130° simmer burner, prepare a sweet and savory sauce to pair with the salmon for a truly memorable entrée.

To sweeten the party and celebrate the start of 2013, you can serve a little bubbly with champagne cupcakes. In BlueStar’s unique convection oven system, your cupcakes will turn out perfectly golden and moist for a treat worth toasting to.

This New Year, make a resolution to bring the power of the pros to your next party. With BlueStar’s unmatched cooking power, precision, and performance you are sure to throw an incredible party.

BlueStar Gas Wall Oven | Blog | Product News

The Gas Wall Oven brings at-home chefs the professional performance of BlueStar™ in a design ideal for kitchens of all sizes. BlueStar’s 24” Wall Oven is standard cabinet depth, so it can be installed into your space. It helps to save valuable kitchen space while giving you the cooking power you need during the holidays.

Love to bake holiday cookies? BlueStar’s 24” Wall Oven accommodates an 18” x 13” baking sheet, and the30 & 36”fits a full sized 18 x 26”commercial sheet. Quickly turn out batches of classic gingerbread men this season. The 24”, 30” and 36” models can be stacked to increase your baking space with a double wall oven.



Each Wall Oven comes with all the power and performance you expect from BlueStar™, including a powerful 25,000 BTU burner, 15,000 BTU ceramic infrared broilers, and precise convection cooking that guarantees even heat distribution.

The 24” model features a swing door, and the 30” and 36” models feature French doors for stylish easy access to the spacious oven interior. Full extension racks provide the flexibility you need, and are removable for easy cleaning after the holiday cooking festivities are over.

The Wall Oven is available in all 190 BlueStar™ colors, and is sure to be a powerful & stylish addition you will love this holiday, and the year round.



Experience BlueStar With Interactive Demo | Blog | Events

Now you can experience the power of BlueStar™ without ever leaving your home. The new interactive demo on our website lets you explore 9 unique features that make BlueStar™ the best range for your home kitchen, and the choice of professional chefs.

From the precision controlled knobs that fire up the UltraNova® 22,000 BTU burner to the unparalleled performance of its convection oven, BlueStar™ ranges put you in control. You can explore the stovetop that lets you sauté, simmer, and sear meats like a pro. Open the oven doors for a peak into the extra-large oven capacity, with room enough for a commercial 18” x 26“ baking sheet. And, see how the BlueStar™ convection oven is uniquely designed for even baking so cookies and cakes come out perfect every time.

The interactive demo lets you get a close-up of the range professional chefs want. From its unparalleled performance, to its durable American-made design, the BlueStar™ range is a powerful and stylish addition to any kitchen. Experience the power of BlueStar™ now with the interactive demo.

Dealer Spotlight- ABT Electronics | Blog | Retailer Information











This month’s dealer spotlight focuses on Abt Electronics of Glenview, Illinois. Since it first opened its doors in 1936, Abt Electronics has grown from a small store of only three employees into one of the largest single-store appliance retailers in the nation. Family-owned, Abt Electronics has built a loyal Chicago area fan base, and is devoted to providing expert service, and to outfitting its clients’ homes with the best quality appliances, custom kitchen designs, gourmet cooking wares, home entertainment, and personal electronics.

Abt Electronics’ has a selection of BlueStar™ appliances, so you can bring the power of the pros right into your home kitchen. Abt Electronics is a proud BlueStar™ dealer.  Their staff can help you select a BlueStar™ professional grade range to best suit your needs as a home chef.


Things to Be Thankful For | Blog | Superior Quality Appliances

Thanksgiving dinner brings family and friends together around the table in the spirit of gratitude. With BlueStar™ in your home kitchen, you will have even more to be thankful for with the unparalleled features of BlueStar™ genuine restaurant appliances.

Oven Capacity

When prepping for Thanksgiving, sizing up turkeys may have you sizing up your oven. Each of our 30″, 36″, 48″ & 60″ ranges feature a full-extension oven rack, and extra-large capacity. With our smallest 24″ range able to cook a 25 lb. turkey, imagine what you could cook up in a 60” range. Each BlueStar is large enough for a commercial 18″x26″ baking sheet, and gives you room to cook two large items side by side.

High Powered and Precise Burners

Every BlueStar range is equipped with a 22,000 BTU burner to reach high heat, and a complementary 130° burner to delicately simmer. The high heat burner is perfect for reaching a rapid boil on potatoes before mashing, and the low heat is ideal for gently cooking gravy. With precision controls, your BlueStar™ puts you in control.

Convection Cooking

With BlueStar™, you don’t have to worry about uneven cooking. BlueStar™ has a unique oven baffle design and convection fan system that guarantees even heat distribution. Whether roasting a turkey or baking cookies, trust your BlueStar™ to precisely cook your Thanksgiving meal.

Easy Cleaning Access

With a removable bottom, and dishwasher-safe top grates and ring grates, cleaning your oven doesn’t have to be a chore. Easy access means you can efficiently clean your BlueStar™, and in less time.

With the power and performance of BlueStar™ ranges, your kitchen will be up to the cooking challenges of the holiday, and will help you cook like a pro.

For more Thanksgiving tips, recipes, and décor ideas visit us on Pinterest.


Genuine Restaurant Ranges | Press Room | Kitchen Ideas

Handcrafted in Reading Pennsylvania since 1880, each BlueStar is custom made-to-order in the USA, and brings unmatched cooking power and performance to your home kitchen.

The complete line of BlueStar professional grade appliances is backed by a 130-year history of American-made quality, and is designed with the needs of the discerning at-home cook in mind.

BlueStar’s 22,000 BTU flame is the most powerful on the market, and allows you to precisely sear meats the way a chef would. A complementary 130° simmer burner allows you to delicately simmer sauces like Thanksgiving gravy or a simple syrup for this cranberry citrus dressing.

BlueStar’s extra large oven capacity accommodates a full sized commercial baking sheet, and with space enough for a 25 lb. turkey, is perfect for cooking up a full American-style Thanksgiving meal.

BlueStar ranges are available in over 190 custom color options to match any kitchen décor. No matter what color you choose for your BlueStar appliances, you will be outfitting your kitchen with genuine restaurant appliances that are genuinely American.