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Hobart Introduces New CL Conveyor Type Commercial Dishwasher Line

Troy, Ohio (May 13, 2024) – Hobart has introduced its new CL conveyor type commercial dishwasher series with features designed to save time and money and simplify operation. The series has been awarded the 2024 Kitchen Innovations® (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Show (NRA) due to its cutting-edge technology.

“We are honored to be recognized by NRA for this innovation in commercial dishwashing equipment and are thrilled to introduce our latest innovation in high-volume washing technology,” said Jaehan Kim, product manager for Hobart Warewash. “With simplified and improved cleaning and maintenance features, the CL offers unmatched performance, efficiency and reliability. Whether our customers are focused on addressing labor challenges or advancing sustainability efforts, they can rely on the CL to deliver top-notch performance.”

Hobart engineered the CL conveyor type dishwashers to provide the lowest installation and operating costs in the industry for this class of equipment. The dishmachines include a low connected load that provides easy replacement into existing electric utilities, along with a reduced rinse rate to lessen water, energy and chemical consumption. CL Advansys™ and DWER models also include Drain Water Energy Recovery, which recycles heat energy from hot drain water to preheat cold water going into the booster. These unique features offer an annual savings of up to 102,000 gallons of water and up to $2,320 operating costs (based on CL44 Advansys versus CL44 Base washing 550 racks/day with gas facility heat).

The Hobart-exclusive Complete Delime™ with Booster Guard™ lets operators know when it’s time to delime the machine, then automatically pumps delimer into the machine, including the booster, to extend machine life. To simplify and speed daily machine cleaning, the CL conveyor dishwashers have capless wash arms. Operators save time by not having to remove and replace caps or worry about losing them.

For added labor savings, Automatic Soil Removal, available on the Advansys models, pumps food soil out of the wash water and into an easy to empty, external scrap basket. This allows operators to let more food soil go in, which cuts pre-scrapping labor time. It also keeps wash water cleaner, for longer, to reduce daily wash-water changes by as much as 50% to save time and money.

The simple, intuitive Smart Touchscreen is easy to see and use, provides diagnostics and troubleshooting, and connects through WiFi to the Hobart SmartConnect app. This allows managers to track and log temperatures, see how their machine is performing, and get email alerts if there’s an error — features designed to improve productivity and maximize machine uptime.

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About Hobart Commercial Dishwashers 

Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment brand, sets the standard for five-star quality and superior value that all other commercial dishwashers are judged by. It’s a distinction we’ve earned by engineering dishmachines with award-winning technologies that are consistently recognized across the industry.  Food service professionals rely on Hobart to deliver best-in-class wash performance for a consistent Hobart Clean that removes more tough food soil, while cutting labor time, giving teams more bandwidth for food-service operations. Hobart commercial dishwashers offer the highest lifetime value available, thanks to superior reliability and the lowest water, energy and chemical consumption. And our team stands firmly with yours from day one, with comprehensive product training and a nation-wide service team that’s ready to help whenever you need it most. Rack after rack, we’ve always got your back.  

Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Discover more about Hobart’s full line of commercial dishwashers at, or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART. You can also connect with us on Facebook at

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