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Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 12:59

LXnR Two-Level Undercounter Dishmachine Recognized in the Prestigious 2023 Kitchen Innovations Awards

TROY, Ohio (April 5,  2023) — Hobart is pleased to announce that its LXnR Two-Level Undercounter Commercial Dishmachine is a featured recipient of the 2023 Kitchen Innovations® (KI) Awards. It will be showcased at the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA Show), May 20 to 23, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The KI Awards celebrate cutting-edge equipment making a measurable impact on the foodservice industry.

“We are honored to be recognized by NRA for this innovation in commercial dishwashing equipment and are excited to showcase the LXnR at the foodservice industry’s most influential event,” said Jacklyne Woods, product manager at Hobart Warewash. “With tens of thousands of foodservice and food retail professionals attending from around the globe, the NRA Show is the perfect opportunity to share the LXnR with customers who are looking for a sustainable and high-production dishmachine.”

The new Hobart LXnR has the fastest undercounter throughput in the industry, allowing foodservice outlets constrained by labor challenges to clean more ware in less time. The LXnR is the only NSF-certified two-level racking solution with an industry-exclusive rack design that increases throughput while reducing water and energy consumption. Decreasing the number of daily wash cycles has been calculated to save up to 1,100 kWh in energy annually, along with a reduction in annual operating costs of up to $450 per machine.

Hobart designed the two-level racking system with a molded rack guide and wire rack equipped to fit bowls, plates and utensils. The rack can be removed easily, making it simple for operators to load larger items, such as a full-size sheet pan or mixing bowl, into the 17-inch opening. To help track the dishmachine’s activity, the LXnR comes standard with the Hobart SmartConnect App. This app informs operators of sanitization performance, allows them to analyze usage and consumption costs, and notifies them of critical events by email.

Since their inception in 2005, the KI Awards have earned a reputation for defining the gold standard of foodservice equipment. The program is known for its commitment to leveraging an esteemed panel of expert, third-party judges who help identify the most innovative and tech-driven solutions in the industry. The awarded products enable automation, efficiency, sustainability and more, and are a key feature at the NRA Show. As a 2023 awardee, Hobart will be showcasing the LXnR in the KI Showroom during the event.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s recipients of the 2023 Kitchen Innovations Award,” said Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions. “Each year we see innovative products that revolutionize kitchen and foodservice operations, and this year is no different. These equipment advancements address many of the challenges impacting operations today—including workforce shortages and labor costs—and create a new generation of kitchens that improve operations and safety through increased efficiency, versatility and productivity to help boost the bottom line."

As the global restaurant and hospitality industry’s premier trade show, the NRA Show is the place to explore everything that’s happening in the hospitality industry, from the latest food and beverage trends to emerging technology.

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About Hobart
At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, it is our mission to provide premium commercial dishwashers that foodservice and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people. Achieve a better clean for less—less time, energy and cost. From sparkling glasses to freshly washed dishware and totes, Hobart commercial dishwashers deliver a level of clean that staff and customers will appreciate. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. 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. Explore Hobart by visiting, byconnecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.

About Winsight LLC
Winsight LLC is a business-to-business information, event and market intelligence company serving the restaurant and noncommercial foodservice, convenience and petroleum retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services through products including subscription data products, reports, research tools, research programs, fully custom studies, conferences, custom marketing services, meetings, print, digital trade media and tradeshows, including the National Restaurant Association Show.

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