Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 15:15

ITW Food Equipment Group To Showcase Kitchen Equipment Innovations at National Restaurant Association Show

TROY, Ohio (May 12, 2022) – The ITW Food Equipment Group is pleased to welcome food and hospitality industry professionals to see the latest customer-driven innovations in kitchen equipment at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, May 21 to 24. High-performance, energy-efficient commercial kitchen products and smart technologies from brands including Hobart, Traulsen, Baxter, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, IBEX, Stero and Somat will be on display at McCormick Center at booths 4031, 4238 and 4242. Vulcan will be cooking live and demonstrating equipment in booth 4238. 

“More than ever, we are excited to attend this year’s National Restaurant Association Show. We’ve missed the camaraderie with our customers and the chance to connect with them over a mutual passion for food and equipment,” said Todd Blair, director of marketing for ITW Food Equipment Group. “For chefs and restauranteurs and other food service professionals, we value the opportunity to show products that can help them operate their businesses to the fullest.”

This year, two brands from the ITW Food Equipment Group will have equipment featured in the Kitchen Innovations Award booth.

  • The IBEX rapid-cook oven is first-in-the-world equipment that delivers combi oven quality at speed oven times. Using radio frequency that is constantly analyzing and adjusting based on feedback for that exact moment in time, IBEX communicates with the food — delivering uniform results at world-class speed while cooking a single portion, full tray or full load. No water, drain or hood is required.
  • The Hobart AMTL two level door type commercial dishwasher features two wash chambers to optimize efficiency and productivity, while also providing the Hobart Clean for superior washing performance.

The ITW Food Equipment Group brands will also be showcasing other industry-leading food equipment designed to bring efficiencies to the commercial kitchen space. 

Hobart will display the Legacy®+ maximum heavy-duty mixer series, which provides up to 30% more mixing capacity depending on the application, and the Centerline™ by Hobart Edge slicer offering, which was recently expanded to include 10- and 14-inch knives. For its dishwasher line, Hobart will introduce the new AM16-ADV door type with Smart touchscreen controls that provide intuitive operation and integration of Wi-Fi connectivity and the Hobart SmartConnect App; plus the new CDH Centerline™ door-type with digital display and normal and extended cycle options. The newest offering in the Hobart weigh wrap division is the HTm scale with auto cutter and 7-inch customer display.Its linerless label cassette eliminates backing paper and allows dynamic label sizing.

Adding to that will be information on Hobart service, the only nationwide, factory-trained service network dedicated to commercial food equipment installation and maintenance.

Other products being introduced at the show are the Centerline™ by Traulsen reach-in refrigerators/freezers, prep tables, compact undercounter refrigerators/freezers and reach-in and undercounter blast chillers. The new product line combines quality, simplicity and reliability to provide the best possible value for budget-conscious operators.

Baxter, known for its superior baking and cooking equipment, is introducing its OV520 next-generation rack oven with new Smart Touch™ digital control to simplify operation with minimal training. The easy-to-use programmable control provides efficiencies and excellent baking performance.

Recognized as a reliable and consistent manufacturer of top-quality commercial cooking equipment, Vulcan recently introduced the TCM Combi Oven series.  The TCM features Vulcan’s patented ABC mode, Touch-N-Go recipe programmability, and self-wash and descaling cycles. It’s simple enough for entry-level users to operate, yet powerful enough for seasoned chefs to create culinary masterpieces. Additionally, Vulcan added a 50 lb. fryer to its VEG Series of gas fryers. Boasting a larger fry tank than its 35 lb. counterpart, the VEG50 offers operators more productivity while maintaining its ENERGY STAR® certification.

ITW Food Equipment Group will have representatives available to discuss the SmartConnect365™ suite of apps for remote monitoring of equipment. The Hobart dishwashing app is already available from the App Store and Google Play, with additional apps in development for Traulsen, Vulcan and Baxter.

For more information about ITW Food Equipment Group and its brands, visit


About ITW Food Equipment Group
ITW Food Equipment Group LLC, a subsidiary 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 and Peerless—covering all your core food equipment needs, from food preparation and refrigeration to cooking and baking to dishwashing and waste disposal to weighing and wrapping. Backed by our nationwide network of factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Explore ITW Food Equipment Group by visiting

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