Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 06:45

Hobart Food Machines Earn ‘Best in Class’ Award

TROY, Ohio – October 24, 2013 – Hobart recently received the top ranking in the floor mixer and electric slicer categories of the 2013 Foodservice Equipment and Supplies survey of foodservice consultants, dealers and operators.

“We are honored that these two products are ranked best in class in each of these categories for the second year in a row,” said Tom Szafranski, vice president and general manager, ITW Food Equipment Group-North America. “Hobart’s Legacy Floor Mixers are known for their durability and consistency that has set an industry standard for nearly a century. Similarly, our slicers have proven reliability and meet tough NSF 8 sanitation goals.”

In addition to recognizing Hobart as “Best in Class” in the two overall floor mixer and electric slicer categories, the magazine reported results from the individual audience groups that contributed to the survey. All three groups—dealers, operators and consultants—each voted Hobart floor mixers and electric slicers as “Best in Class” for their own categories.

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies partnered with an international research firm to survey its subscribing dealers, operators and consultants. The survey results determined the winners in various industry categories, based on seven key criteria:

  • Product quality
  • Product value
  • Product design and aesthetics
  • Service and support
  • Sales representation
  • Product inventory and availability
  • Availability of product information

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, 2012 and 2013, 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 locations across the United States. To learn more about Hobart, visit, connect on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at

About ITW Food Equipment Group

ITW Food Equipment Group (ITW FEG) is the world leader in commercial food equipment and service for the foodservice and grocery industries and includes 11 brands and businesses. ITW FEG has been an ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award winner since 2010 and an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

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