Friday, April 6, 2012 - 07:30

FCSI Selects Two Hobart Advansys™ Dish Machines for 2012 Innovation Showcase

CLeR Conveyor-Type and LXiPR Undercounter Warewasher Are Finalists for FCSI “Product of the Year” Award

Two Hobart products—the ENERGY STAR® qualified Advansys CLeR conveyor-type warewasher with Energy Recovery and the Advansys LXiPR undercounter warewasher with PuriRinse—are included on the Food Consultants Society International (FCSI) “10 Most Innovative Products for 2012” list. One product from this list is going to be selected as “Product of the Year” based on voting slated to take place at the FCSI Americas Conference in Kansas City, Mo., April 19-21.

FCSI is a prominent, globally recognized organization of more than 1,400 members who design foodservice installations and specify a broad range of equipment ranging from commercial ovens and storage refrigerators to dishwashers and cleaning systems.

Advansys CLeR Warewasher

The ENERGY STAR qualified Advansys CLeR from Hobart is the first conveyor-type warewasher to feature Energy Recovery at the unload end of the machine. By capturing the exhaust heat and using it to preheat cold inlet water to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, the amount of energy needed to reach the required 180 degrees Fahrenheit rinse-water temperature is reduced. In addition, Hobart’s unique design reduces the ambient air temperature at the unload end of the machine by 11 to 17 degrees Fahrenheit, compared with a conveyor-type machine without Energy Recovery.

With a combined saving of up to $11,000 annually—$2,046 from the Energy Recovery and $9,192 from Hobart’s patented NSF certified Opti-Rinse™ system—the CLeR sets a new standard in the low-cost operation of a conveyor-type warewasher capable of cleaning and sanitizing up to 6,156 dishes an hour.

Advansys LXiPR Warewasher

Hobart’s new ENERGY STAR qualified Advansys LXiPR undercounter warewasher with PuriRinse features a unique fresh-water rinse cycle that virtually eliminates residue from the sanitizing chemicals used during the rinse process. This design means operators can serve better-looking and better-tasting beverages that are free from a chemical smell or taste.

Compared to the three-compartment sink, which is often used behind the bar, the LXiPR can improve food safety by ensuring that wash and rinse temperatures and the chemical sanitization process always comply with NSF and FDA Food Code standards.

About Hobart

Hobart is the world leader in commercial food equipment and service for the foodservice and grocery industries. An ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence award winner in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2008 and 2009, Hobart manufactures products for warewashing and waste handling; food preparation; Baxter bakery; cooking; weighing, wrapping and labeling systems; and Traulsen refrigeration. Hobart equipment is supported by a national network of factory-trained service representatives in hundreds of locations across the United States. To learn more about Hobart, visit, connect on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at