If you have visited ICE recently you may noticed our brand-new ovens and stoves on the 12th floor recreational classrooms. If you’ve participated in a culinary class or cooking event in this space, you’ve used one of the top pieces of culinary equipment available on the market today. The ranges and ovens were custom made for ICE by BlueStar, a pioneer and manufacturer of high-quality, reliable, custom cooking equipment. ICE is proud to announce that BlueStar is the exclusive provider of stoves and ovens for its 12th floor recreational kitchen classrooms.
The new BlueStar equipment at ICE includes seven 30-inch four-burner ranges and three 36-inch six-burner cooktops, all at 22,000 BTUs, as well as two double-wall ovens. Each BlueStar range is hand-crafted in Reading, Pennsylvania. ICE Director of Education Richard Simpson said, “The quality and durability of the BlueStar line is amazing. The ranges and ovens are ideal for our wide variety of classes and we are proud to showcase them in our kitchens.”
Independent studies have shown that BlueStar outperforms leading high-performance stoves when tested for boiling, simmering, deep frying, stir-frying and searing. All BlueStar ranges, ovens and ventilation hoods are available in 190 color options (check out the photos of our new blue ovens!).
“BlueStar represents power, performance and distinction for the home chef,” said BlueStar President Mike Trapp. “It’s great that so many passionate students and chefs at ICE will get the opportunity to experience BlueStar’s performance for themselves.”
ICE’s 12th floor demonstration kitchen, now equipped with BlueStar, has hosted chefs such as Red Rooster’s Marcus Samuelsson, Modernist Cuisine’s Nathan Myrhvold and ICE alum Marc Murphy, among many other culinary luminaries and chefs. It frequently hosts media events and serves as a set of shows like Top Chef, Next Food Network Star and Celebrity Apprentice. Now, visiting award-winning chefs, students in many of ICE’s 1,500 yearly recreational cooking classes, as well as guests in ICE’s special events and hands-on cooking parties will have a chance to experience firsthand the quality and performance of the BlueStar gas ranges.
“BlueStar was developed for people who love to cook and so was ICE,” said ICE President Rick Smilow. “Its durability will become evident with ICE’s 1,500 classes and hundreds of special events ICE hosts on the 12th floor each year,” Smilow added.