Marvel Refrigeration upgrades its professional collection

Marvel Refrigeration upgrades its professional collection with bolder aesthetics and features to add more storage versatility and organization

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Greenville, Mich. (January 6, 2017) – This year at KBIS 2017, Marvel Refrigeration will unveil design enhancements to its Marvel Professional undercounter collection to improve aesthetics, storage flexibility and organization.

New features include tri-color lighting, midnight black interiors, smooth ball-bearing glides, split convertible shelving, and complementary organizational accessories (in select models).

All Marvel Professional models are now designed with midnight black interiors and tri-color pro-refrigerated-drawersLED lighting in three color options: sapphire blue, amber glow and arctic white. Integrated controls allow the user to select from full or half interior illumination for a two-stage theater style presentation.

The smooth ball-bearing shelving system glides out to full extension for convenient access to the back of the shelf, without toppling items. Additionally, certain models in the collection now feature 3-in-1 Split Convertible Shelving for hybrid food, beverage or wine storage. Removing one or both glass panes reveals a wine rack capable of partial or full-width storage that holds 7 bottles. And the new Marvel Professional Refrigerated Drawers come with quick-grip dividers that conveniently adjust to organize and secure contents.

To see the new Marvel Professional collection, locate a dealer near you.

AGA Marvel unveils innovative clear ice machine technology with illumination effect and new energy-saving options

New undercounter clear ice machines are a perfect match for top-shelf libations

Greenville, Mich. (September 1, 2016) – Luxury appliance manufacturer AGA Marvel released its new collection of Marvel Clear Ice Machines with Illuminice Lighting and new energy-saving features to conserve up to 25% water and electricity.

Still the quietest and the clearest, Marvel engineered its new clear ice models with design and performance attributes that align with the company’s national consumer research. This resulted in greater operating efficiency, flexible functionality, improved service reliability and a bold aesthetic like no other.  Vivid waterproof LED lighting illuminates clear ice from below, and models are available with sapphire blue or arctic white Illuminice Lighting. And, ice production is now up to 39 pounds of clear ice daily, the equivalent of nearly five convenience-store bags of ice.

“We’re poised to change the way purists and cocktail connoisseurs enjoy fine spirits and beverages,” says brand manager Leah Kalemba.  “Ice quality is a critical component in the composition of a drink, especially with rare, ultra-premium scotch or bourbon. Dilution affects flavor, and the purer the ice, the better a drink tastes as ice melts. Marvel clear ice is unrivaled in clarity, and this new line will certainly elevate the home entertaining experience.”

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Pictured: Marvel Professional Single Zone Wine Cellar paired with the new Marvel Professional Clear Ice Machine with Sapphire Illuminice Lighting

Marvel employs a fractional freezing process to create high-density, slow-melting ice with pristine purity, much like a fine chocolatier tempers chocolate to a solid state for the best quality and flavor. Other clear ice machine brands reuse water run-off with inconsistent and sometimes cloudy results.

Marvel Engineering Director Jim Holland took the physics of ice melting into great consideration when developing the new line, “The ice shape is optimized to provide maximum cool down with minimum dilution. This was accomplished by utilizing a 3/4” cube to maximize the density of ice in the glass to cool the drink quicker, which minimizes melt.”

Other new features include multi-function Marvel Intuit Integrated Controls with intelligent settings and alarms to optimize production rates and ensure ice quality. A full-featured delayed start prevents wasteful water use and Eco Ice mode moderates ice production to a conservative rate to save 25% on utility bills.

And while it’s already the quietest clear ice machine brand, Marvel further improved sound suppression to make this new line of clear ice machines quieter than most dishwashers.

Finish options include stainless steel, black and overlay. Low profile, ADA height models are also available for universal design applications and areas with limited space or thick flooring.

For more information on the new Marvel Clear Ice Machines with Illuminice, call (800) 223-3900 or contact your local dealer.

About Marvel Refrigeration

The benchmark for unrivaled craftsmanship, performance and design, Marvel Refrigeration offers a robust line of innovative food preservation and refrigeration solutions for home and outdoor, and is also the leading choice of world-class sports and entertainment venues, hotels, hospitals and medical facilities and other premium commercial installations across America.  Marvel products are engineered, hand-built, tested and inspected against stringent quality standards in the AGA Marvel manufacturing facility based in Greenville, Michigan.

AGA Marvel is a North American group of The Middleby Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of equipment for the residential kitchen, commercial food service and food processing industries. AGA Marvel employs nearly 200 Michigan workers.  More information about all AGA Marvel products, including AGA, Heartland and Marvel Scientific can be found at agamarvel.com.

Media Contact:

Leah Kalemba
lkalemba@agamarvel.com
(616) 619-5330

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Choose an Energy Efficient Refrigerator from a Company Committed to Sustainability

Did you know that the average house is responsible for about twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car? This Earth Day, reduce your carbon footprint with products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label.

By choosing ENERGY STAR products manufactured by a facility with green initiatives in action, you can lessen your impact on emissions while saving energy and money, year after year. As a matter of fact, a household equipped with ENERGY STAR certified products can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 100,000 pounds and save about $9,300 in utility bills, over the products’ lifetimes.  Imagine the difference we can make if more households across America make energy efficiency a priority!

Sustainability is an important part of our daily operations
We take great strides to be environmentally responsible, both in our day to day manufacturing processes and the ENERGY STAR products we offer. Earth Day is the perfect occasion to elaborate on this important focus for us and our customers.

At our Michigan facility, we are ISO 14001 certified for environmental management and continuously strive to further reduce our impact on the environment. Each year, for example, our AGA MARVEL manufacturing facility recycles over one million pounds of material. And, we streamlined manufacturing and material efficiencies to ensure the best use of natural resources.

Our products are designed with green credentials top of mind

  • This year more Marvel Premium Refrigeration products exceed ENERGY STAR standards than the prior year.
  • The Marvel Undercounter Collection is now up to 40% more efficient than the previous generation, including professional-style, outdoor certified and low profile ADA height models.
  • Marvel Wine Cellars are twice as efficient as competing models.

And these are just a few of the ways we here at Marvel Premium Refrigeration celebrate Earth Day, every day.

Celebrate Earth Day with us this April by making a commitment to save energy. Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge at energystar.gov/pledge and help us spread the word.  We can all make a difference and help protect the planet.

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Marvel Big Product Reveal A Hit in Vegas at KBIS 2016

To kick off Design and Construction Week at KBIS 2016, Marvel chose the world’s largest kitchen and bath show of the year to make a major statement, debuting three distinctive product releases never before seen on the marketplace. Flocks of designers, builders and editors browsed the new collections, including two live displays of the Marvel Clear Ice Machine with LED light illumination and Eco Mode, our new ultimate 3-in-1 undercounter refrigerator freezer model for outdoor kitchens, and our clever solution for maximizing undercounter freezer storage, capable of holding up to 200 pounds of frozen goods.  Want to know what we were hiding up our sleeves until now?  Read on for the full story.glass-of-clear-ice-350wide

Marvel unveils the industry’s most innovative ice machine technology for dazzling spotlight entertaining

We are pleased to offer an early preview of the industry’s most innovative ice machine technology with dazzling LED light illumination, 30% quieter operation and more features to conserve water and energy! Engineered for unmatched quality, ice clarity and reliability, the new Marvel Clear Ice Machine produces even more clear ice than before with the most pristine clarity available and optimal shape to keep your beverages cooler, longer. What’s more, its new Eco Mode reduces water and energy consumption by 25%.

Coming Fall 2016

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The first of its kind, the Marvel Outdoor Refrigerator and Freezer packs beaucoup features into one dynamic undercounter cold storage solution certified for outdoor performance. Capable of producing up to 7 pounds of ice with the add-on Crescent Ice Maker accessory, it features precise temperature management of the refrigerator and freezer compartments independently, MaxStore roller-glide utility bin to store loose items and cantilevered, adjustable shelving system to adapt the storage configuration as needed. The Dynamic Cooling Technology is tested and proven to cool nearly two times faster than other models, a performance benefit especially important for outdoor kitchens.

Get more details on the Marvel Outdoor Refrigerator Freezer.

 

New Marvel Undercounter Freezer is tested to hold up to 200 lbs of frozen goods!

Looking for maximum freezer storage within easy reach? The new Marvel and Marvel Professional Undercounter Freezers hold up to 200 pounds of frozen items in one beautifully handcrafted, ultra-efficient package. The high-capacity Marvel Professional model features as many as three full-extension commercial-strength chrome baskets with Smooth Glide System™, and the Marvel model offers a durable top shelf constructed of heavy-duty FreshFlo™ steel, designed for efficient air flow and more even temperature. Marvel Intuit™ Integrated Controls ensure precise frost-free temperature management from -6° F to 6° F to keep contents evenly frozen throughout. Available in stainless steel finish or easy-to-install panel ready option.

Get more details on the Marvel Undercounter Freezer and the Marvel Professional Undercounter Freezer.

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DIY Network’s ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ Spotlights AGA and Marvel Kitchen Appliances

Shortly after learning ‘The Vanilla Ice Project‘ specified a suite of our kitchen appliance for the premier show, our office was inundated with calls from print, radio and television news outlets requesting interviews to cover the story, like this write-up from The Grand Rapids Business Journal.

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By Mike Nichols

An appliance maker’s kitchen set will star on the DIY Network’s home improvement reality show “The Vanilla Ice Project” on Saturday night.

Greenville-based AGA Marvel said this week that “The Vanilla Ice Project” will feature appliances by the luxury appliance maker on the show’s season premiere at 10:30 p.m.


The episode

The episode, titled “The Killer Kitchen,” is shot in a 3,000-square-foot home on an Olympic water-skiing lake in Lake Worth, Fla.

“Vanilla Ice and his crew flip the bombed-out kitchen and dining room into a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen,” according to the DIY Network.

The episode features several AGA Marvel kitchen appliances: a three-oven AGA Total Control Range cooker, a 72” Marvel Professional side-by-side refrigerator and freezer and an AGA Professional dishwasher.

The episode, starring host Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, shows the progress of the kitchen renovation.

The kitchen is also taken for a culinary test drive by Vanilla Ice and a local restaurateur, Chef Chris Hirsh. Chef Guy Fieri also makes a guest appearance on the episode.

Request for a kitchen

AGA Marvel found its way onto the show after the show’s producers contacted Leah Clark (Kalemba), AGA Marvel brand manager, regarding a specific request from Van Winkle for the “industry’s largest refrigerator and freezer configuration.”

Continue reading the full article from The Grand Rapids Business Journal…

 

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Options Galore for Cooking and Refrigeration

In their recent Trends Issue, Toronto Home Magazine spotlights our extensive collection of premium cooking and refrigeration appliances and talks to us about kitchen design trends.

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Turn Up the Heat, Turn Down the Heat: Options Galore for Cooking and Refrigeration

Recent design trends have seen homeowners opting for a unified look in their kitchen when they invest in appliances. “There’s a growing preference for no more than two appliance brands in kitchens. This threads the design elements together better,” says Leah Kalemba, media and communications manager for AGA MARVEL.

The company is able to satisfy that demand for cohesive design by offering AGA cookers as well as a full range of appliances under the Marvel brand that includes dishwashers, wine cellars, outdoor fridges, beer dispensers, and ice machines, many of which can be cased or installed in cabinetry or under the counter.

Source: Toronto Home Magazine, Trends Issue (2015)

 

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American Made Luxury Kitchen Appliances (Source: The Daily News)

Look for our feature story on the front page of The Daily News! This detailed company profile offers insight into our legacy and future crafting quality, American made refrigeration products in the community of Greenville, Michigan.

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The community company: AGA MARVEL boasts 123 years of Greenville manufacturing

By Brad Klosner

GREENVILLE
— When it comes to dedication to the community, few companies have been doing it as long as AGA MARVEL. The manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances has been operating in Greenville for 123 years.

“We’re the oldest refrigeration manufacturer in the United States,” AGA MARVEL President Brad Stauffer said. “We started in 1892 right here in Greenville about five blocks away from where we are now, right on Ranney Drive. The building is still there today.”

Now located on E. Van Deinse, the company manufactures products for both the “hot” end of the kitchen as well as for the “cold.” Although it has changed its name a few times over the years, AGA MARVEL is essentially the same refrigeration company which started in Greenville. It got “hot” after being purchased by Aga Rangemaster, PLC a few years ago.

“You got two worlds,” Stauffer said. “You got AGA, which is the hot, cooking side, and then you got Marvel, which is the food preservation side.”

Most recently, the company has been purchased by Middleby Corp., a food service industry-based company, which is going to only expand AGA MARVEL.

However, they would not have had the opportunity to become as big as they are without a solid foundation of quality products built by quality employees in a quality community for more than 100 years.

Read the full front page feature.

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High-Efficiency Outdoor Kitchens

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Marvel Outdoor Refrigeration now up to 40% more energy-efficient with Dynamic Cooling Technology™ for rapid cool down

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As outdoor kitchens continue to grow in popularity, the Marvel Outdoor Refrigeration Collection expands its assortment of refrigerators, beverage centers, ice machines and draft beer dispensers with more features and more models, all of which exceed current energy standards.

Up to 40% more energy efficient than the previous generation of Marvel Outdoor products, the new Marvel Outdoor Refrigeration Collection features Dynamic Cooling Technology™ for precise temperature stability and efficient cooling performance.

Certified for outdoor use, each Marvel Outdoor unit has been developed and tested to endure the elements, high humidity environments and temperatures up to 115° F.  Each product is built with a durable stainless steel exterior to resist corrosion and commercial-grade power cord for maximum performance in outdoor kitchens.

Additional features include Marvel Prime™ controls for precise, frost-free temperature management, audible alarms for door ajar and high/low temperature to ensure contents stay at optimal temperature, and door locks for added security.

“Each Marvel unit is built in America by expert technicians and undergoes 139 quality checks to ensure delivery of the highest quality products and uphold our reputation for customer satisfaction,“ says Art Bochert, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The company’s manufacturing facility achieved certifications in ISO 9001 for quality assurance, ISO 14001 for environmental management, and OSHAS 18001 for occupational health and safety from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

The Marvel Outdoor Refrigeration Collection is available through a network of AGA MARVEL authorized dealers throughout North America.

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Marvel Wins ADEX Awards

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Marvel Premium Refrigeration Receives Platinum and Gold ADEX Awards for Design Excellence

(June 10, 2015) – Of the 2,000 product submissions to this year’s ADEX Awards, Marvel Premium Refrigeration is among the few companies to gain multiple awards for products in its newly released, ultra-efficient Marvel undercounter collection. ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design.

The Marvel Beer Dispenser is a 2015 ADEX Platinum Award Winner for Design Excellence. It’s the only ENERGY STAR® rated beer dispenser that has the versatility to store a half barrel in addition to three other storage configurations, including a bonus option to convert to an all-refrigerator for food storage. Dramatic engineering enhancements make this new Marvel product nearly 40% more efficient, while giving a better pour and faster, more precise cooling.

A 2015 ADEX Gold Award winner, the Marvel Professional Beverage Refrigerator is designed with Dynamic Cooling Technology™ for rapid cool down and the industry’s best temperature stability. It’s fully loaded with features like professional styling, cantilevered, fully adjustable shelving, Marvel Intuit™ integrated controls, and a soft-close integrated hinge for zero-clearance installation. Plus, the MaxStore™ Utility Bin conveniently stores up to 15 pounds of produce, or 4 wine bottles, or 22 cans.

The most artful way to showcase wine collections, the Marvel High-Efficiency Gallery Wine Cellar is a 2015 ADEX Nominee. With three glamourous display racks and two-stage theatre style lighting, this wine cellar model is up to two times more efficient than competing models in its category and also features the most precise temperature management.

Marvel product manager Joseph Parzych adds, “By carefully listening to our customer’s feedback and collaborating closely with the engineering team, we have been able to bring products to market that offer not only attractive design and energy efficiency, but also greater utility and features not found on other products currently on the market.”

About the ADEX Awards
The ADEX Awards represent the best product and project designs of the year in the opinion of those who matter the most. ADEX judges are among the A&D industry’s most respected in their respective areas of expertise. Each category has potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Judges award points in several categories for each entry. Total points earned determine each product’s score. Minimum scores are needed to qualify for each award level.

About Marvel
Marvel offers more innovative food preservation and refrigeration solutions than the rest, and is the benchmark for unrivaled craftsmanship, performance, and design. Marvel products are engineered, hand-built, tested and inspected against stringent quality standards in the AGA MARVEL manufacturing facility based in Greenville, Michigan.

AGA MARVEL is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a leading international premium consumer brands group which manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including AGA, MARVEL, Heartland, La Cornue, Waterford Stanley and Marvel Scientific. The company employs nearly 200 Michigan workers. More information about all AGA Marvel products can be found at http://www.agamarvel.com.

Media Contact:
Leah Kalemba
lkalemba(at)agamarvel(dot)com
(616) 619-5330

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