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New Products Big Changes were on Display at The NAFEM Show

nafemTroy, OH – A next-generation conveyer dishwasher, an innovative refrigerated prep table and a new meat and cheese slicer are just a few of the products that were introduced at the Hobart, Baxter and Traulsen booth, while commercial and institutional kitchen environments were also on display in the adjacent ITW Kitchen Experience at the recent NAFEM Show held in Orlando.

ITW Food Equipment Group (a division of Illinois Tool Works) and its family of premium brands including Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf and Berkel to name a few, did for the first time join together to highlight their breadth of offering within an all-new ITW Kitchen Experience at the Show.

The industry’s premier manufacturer of a wide range of premium equipment for discerning food industry professionals, ITW Food Equipment Group brought more than 100 energy efficient and high performance commercial kitchen products to its show booths. Also highlighted was Hobart Service, the only nationwide, factory-trained service network dedicated to commercial food equipment installation and maintenance.

Offering a full line of food preparation equipment that meets the demands of modern kitchens, Hobart displayed its new EDGE 13 slicer and award-winning mixers, as well as its commercial food processors, tenderizer and cutter/mixer.

Hobart weighing and wrapping equipment was also on display, featuring models with faster processors and swipeable screens for operator ease of use. For those seeking a better, more efficient clean, Hobart introduced its new CLeN conveyor dish washer, which features industry-leading technology like Drain Water Energy Recovery and Automatic Soil Removal to clean dishes and kitchen ware in less time and at a lower cost of operation. As an innovative and industry-leading washer, the CLeN was also featured in the WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL!® booth in the center of the show floor.

Traulsen, known for its more than 75-year history of manufacturing quality commercial refrigeration, gave show visitors a chance to check out its brand-new glycol prep table, best-in-class blast chillers, ENERGY STAR® reach-in and compact refrigerators, plus its commercial milk cooler, wine refrigerator, pizza prep refrigerator and pass-thru heated cabinet. Also a hot topic for this cool technology was the new 2017 Department of Energy changes in refrigeration regulations that will result in the energy efficient refrigerated commercial cabinets.

Baxter, the brand recognized for superior, durable baking and cooking equipment, is brought the first ENERGY STAR certified rack oven to Orlando, along with the Baxter water meter, which offers highly precise control of water temperature within plus or minus 1 F and volume within a tolerance of plus or minus 1 percent.

Vulcan, the brand chefs and operators look to for top-quality, energy efficient cooking products, featured convection ovens, combination ovens, ranges and fryers , as well as a new griddle that will help enable kitchens produce nearly 10 percent more pounds of food per hour than competing griddles.

Gaylord, known for revolutionizing commercial kitchen ventilation, brought its most advanced hood ventilation systems to Orlando, as well as its utility distribution system. Meanwhile Somat, the go-to company for simplifying waste reduction challenges, featured its Master disposer and mini press as well as its food waste dehydrator.

About ITW Food Equipment Group

ITW Food Equipment Group North America – - a division of Illinois Tool Works, is the brand behind the brands found in commercial kitchens, bakeries, delis and groceries around the world. An ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008, ITW Food Equipment Group embodies a family of premium brands including Hobart, Traulsen, Baxter, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, Stero, Somat, Gaylord, Kairak, Wittco and Peerless—covering all food equipment needs, from food preparation and refrigeration to cooking and baking to dishwashing and waste disposal to weighing and packaging. They are backed by their nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians.