Introducing Prizer Hoods: The Ultimate Statement in Luxury Kitchen Hoods

Introducing Prizer Hoods: The Ultimate Statement in Luxury Kitchen Hoods

45 years of design expertise combined with 133 years of custom manufacturing technology to create unmatched luxury kitchen hoods

READING, PA, January 23, 2013: Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc., manufacturer of BlueStar™ professional cooking equipment for the home, introduces Prizer Hoods, a stunning line of professionally-inspired luxury kitchen hoods, crafted for kitchen designers, architects and homeowners who demand cutting-edge design and state-of-the-art performance.

The new Prizer Hoods merges the 45 years of leading design expertise of Independent, Inc. with Prizer-Painter Stove Works’ 133-year-heritage of quality custom manufacturing technology. With stunning and fully customizable designs, using a wide range of metal options, and offering a dazzling palette of colors, trims and finishes, Prizer Hoods makes the ultimate statement in any kitchen. From rich old-world, commanding styles to modern hood designs with smooth, sweeping contours, every hand-crafted Prizer Hood offers enduring elegance and engaging style customized to the buyer’s individual taste.

“Since the kitchen is one of the more popular places to gather in the home, range hoods are evolving and becoming a focal point. From artistic to deep-rooted designs with flair, unique statement hoods are appearing in many settings, whether contemporary or traditional. And advanced manufacturing technology allows realization of unmatched performance,” said Michael Trapp, president, Prizer Hoods.

Infinite Custom Design and Style

When a dream kitchen calls for fully customizable and distinctive silhouettes, Prizer Hoods delivers a uniquely styled product that can be tailor-made to fit any kitchen layout or design preference. Prizer Hoods has the capability to create a custom shape for each customer’s taste, and each hood can be formed from virtually any metal and painted in any of hundreds of colors and finishes. This unique approach to kitchen hood design empowers designers and architects to re-energize the kitchen space with a personalized design statement.

Prizer Hoods’ world-class design team has a combined 100 years of hood design experience. Custom hoods are created by the design and drafting department, whose main concern is attention to the detail and precise specifications of architects, designers, contractors, and home owners. Restoration services are also available for customers’ existing hoods to revitalize current hoods and breathe new life into a kitchen.

Professional Power

“While design is critical, customers also desire a hood with professional performance,” said Trapp. “With Prizer Hoods, there is no need to choose between form and function. These are powerful hoods, with blowers moving air at rates from about 300 to 1400 cubic feet per minute or more, and with quiet operation providing true restaurant-quality performance at home.”

Each hood is handcrafted with precision on state-of-the-art equipment to ensure consistency and quality. Built to meet professional standards inside and out, Prizer Hoods combines high-gauge metals and commercial-style baffle filtration systems so anyone can cook like a pro. High heat sensors provide automatic heat moderation for seamless high heat cooking. Each hood accommodates top or rear discharge for convenience and accepts a variety of fans to meet the demands of any ktichen.

Prizer Hoods offers ventilation hoods for all applications, with quiet operation:

  • Under cabinets: Ventilation options for under cabinet installation to fit style or space requirements.
  • Wall mounts: A wall-mounted hood can be the clear choice for style and practicality.
  • Island mounts: If a cooktop or range takes center stage in the kitchen, an island mount ventilation system can be the best choice.
  • Recirculating: When exterior venting is not possible, recirculating ventilation systems are the solution.
  • Outdoor BBQ cooking: The finishing touch for an outdoor kitchen, these hoods make fresh-air entertaining even fresher.
  • Liners and inserts: The latest hood technology is available for custom hood needs.

Independent’s Designs and Prizer’s Quality Craftsmanship

Prizer has built upon and expanded the hood designs manufactured by Independent, Inc. following Prizer’s 2012 acquisition of Independent’s designs, technology and manufacturing assets. Independent had been a leader in designing and making luxury hoods since 1947. Since 1880, Prizer has built a heritage of craftsmanship – first with a full-line of residential and commercial coal ranges, hot water heaters, furnaces and quality ranges for the residential market under the BlueStar brand name. Constructed of the highest-quality commercial grade stainless steel, and with specialized technologies such as the UltraNova® 22,000 BTU power burner and the 130° gentle simmer burner, BlueStar delivers true restaurant performance to the home chef. The combination of 45 years of design leadership from Independent Inc. and 133 years of Prizer-Painter’s manufacturing technology produces unique hoods with lasting value.