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Chefs Catalog and Officially Closed


on and Chefs Catalog online sites closed

As the broken links started adding up on our site, a little research discovered that these once prominent online retailers are no longer.

There doesn’t seem to be a large story about the closings, but you can find more information from these two articles:

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Casablanca unveils 8 new ceiling fan families in 2014



Casablanca Fan company releases new fans for 2014

For 2014, Casablanca Fan Company, part of the Hunter Fan Company, will release 8 new ceiling fan families that cover 38 different sku’s (various motor housing and blade color combinations available per fan family). With the release of the new product line, Casablanca is now leading the industry with more than 50 percent of their fans ENERGY STAR rated.

Casablanca’s rich heritage and commitment to quality, impeccable design and industry-leading innovation inspired us to launch our largest portfolio of new products in more than a decade. The new Casablanca portfolio is designed to meet consumer preferences and provide a robust array of beautifully designed products that accent and enhance room of all types and dimensions
John Alexander, CEO of the Hunter Fan Company

8 New Ceiling Fan Families

The Zudio fan family has 5 blades (included) and a single LED bulb. Available models: (i) brushed nickel with white washed distressed oak blades – 59109  (ii) snow white finish with snow white blades – 59110.

Casablanca Zudio contemporary ceiling fan

I find the Aris to be a beautiful design and believe it will be one of those fans to stand the test of time. Includes 54″ blades with “nanotechnology blade coating that repels dust build up”.

Casablanca Aris 4 blade ceiling fan

The Adelaide comes in 3 different motor housing colors: (i) Antique Brass Finish (ii) Snow White (iii) Amber Bronze. The blades are sold separately in 54″ and 60″ lengths.

Casablanca Adelaide 5 blade ceiling fan

The Areto, a transitional design ceiling fan, has 5 blades (54″ & 60″ sold separately) and available in 3 motor housing colors: (i) Industrial Rust (ii) Snow White (iii) Brushed Nickel.

Casablanca Areto transitional style ceiling fan

The Coletti offers a basic, yet classic design. The Cottage White Finish (shown) is a tinge darker than the brighter Snow White available on other fan families.

Casablanca Coletti off-white ceiling fan

The Caneel Bay joins the ENERGY STAR group. Uses 2 Pin-base CFL bulbs. Available in 2 models utilizing 56″ blades: (i) White Washed Distressed Oak / White Washed Distressed Oak Blades (ii) Smoked Walnut / Smoked Walnut Blades.

Casablanca Caneel Bay ceiling fan with CFL bulbs

The Heathridge is unique in that it provides the motor housing in the same wood grain finish as the 60″ blades (included): Mountain Timber or River Timber (shown) . Contrast is added by using dark tone blade mounts and lighting kit. The 4 Candelabra Incandescent bulb lighting kit can be mounted or left off. Note: A handsome finishing cap is provided if you choose not to use the lighting kit.

Casablanca Heathridge woodgrain finish ceiling fans

The Riello incorporates LED lighting and available in 3 finishes: (i) Beech (ii) Snow White (iii) Walnut. Blades (60″) are included to match the motor housing and give a continuous tone of color.

Casablanca Riello modern ceiling fan

3 Existing Fan Family Redesigns

The Panama XLP was the first five-bladed fan in the industry. A true American classic. Casablanca says, ” it’s one of the quietest ceiling fans available.”

Casablanca Panama XLP - first five bladed ceiling fan

First introduced in 1991, the Stealth product family is being reintroduced with two new finishes and five new versions that achieve the ENERGY STAR rating and incorporate LED technology.

Casablanca Stealth ceiling fan

The Holliston fan family offers a very classic ceiling fan design that offers the option of lighting, or not. Light fixture and blades (available in 54″ and 60″) included.

Without lighting:

Casablanca Holliston ceiling fan without lights

With lighting:

Casablanca Holliston Gallery ceiling fan with lights

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