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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 01:15

New Products, Big Changes and the All-New ITW Kitchen Experience on Display at The NAFEM Show 2017

TROY, Ohio (February 9, 2017) – A next-generation conveyer dishwasher, an innovative refrigerated prep table and a new meat and cheese slicer are just a few of the products that will be introduced at the Hobart, Baxter and Traulsen booth, while commercial and institutional kitchen environments will also be on display in the adjacent ITW Kitchen Experience at The NAFEM Show 2017, Feb. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

ITW Food Equipment Group (a division of Illinois Tool Works) and its family of premium brands including Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf and Berkel to name a few, will for the first time join together to highlight their breadth of offering within an all-new ITW Kitchen Experience at The NAFEM Show 2017.

The industry’s premier manufacturer of a wide range of premium equipment for discerning food industry professionals, ITW Food Equipment Group will bring more than 100 energy efficient and high performance commercial kitchen products to its show booths (booths #1459, #1655, #1853, #1862, #1864). Also highlighted will be Hobart Service, the only nationwide, factory-trained service network dedicated to commercial food equipment installation and maintenance.

“We’re excited to not only introduce new products at The NAFEM Show this year, but also to present the all-new ITW Kitchen Experience, which allows foodservice professionals to observe the breadth of our offering across our family of premium brands and product categories, all in a kitchen environment,” said Todd Blair, Director of Marketing for Hobart Food Equipment Group. “It’s an opportunity for us to share with our customers our ability to provide greater value at a lower total cost of ownership by being a single source for high-performance, energy efficient equipment as well as installation and maintenance.”

Offering a full line of food preparation equipment that meets the demands of modern kitchens, Hobart will display its new EDGE 13 slicer and award-winning mixers at The NAFEM Show 2017, as well as its commercial food processors, tenderizer and cutter/mixer.

Hobart weighing and wrapping equipment will also be on display, featuring models with faster processors and swipeable screens for operator ease of use.

For those seeking a better, more efficient clean, Hobart will also introduce its new CLeN conveyor dish washer, which features industry-leading technology like Drain Water Energy Recovery and Automatic Soil Removal to clean dishes and kitchen ware in less time and at a lower cost of operation. As an innovative and industry-leading washer, the CLeN will also be featured at the NAFEM Show’s WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL!® booth in the center of the show floor.

Traulsen, known for its more than 75-year history of manufacturing quality commercial refrigeration, will give show visitors a chance to check out its brand-new glycol prep table, best-in-class blast chillers, ENERGY STAR® reach-in and compact refrigerators, plus its commercial milk cooler, wine refrigerator, pizza prep refrigerator and pass-thru heated cabinet. Also a hot topic for this cool technology will be the new 2017 Department of Energy changes in refrigeration regulations that will result in the most energy efficient refrigerated cabinets commercial kitchens have ever seen.

Baxter, the brand recognized for superior, durable baking and cooking equipment, is bringing the first ENERGY STAR certified rack oven to Orlando, along with the Baxter water meter, which offers highly precise control of water temperature within plus or minus 1 F and volume within a tolerance of plus or minus 1 percent.

Vulcan, the brand chefs and operators look to for top-quality, energy efficient cooking products, will feature convection ovens, combination ovens, ranges and fryers at NAFEM 2017, as well as a new griddle that will help enable kitchens produce nearly 10 percent more pounds of food per hour than competing griddles.

The latest in commercial kitchen ventilation and food waste reduction will be featured at booths #1655 and #1864. Gaylord, known for revolutionizing commercial kitchen ventilation, will bring its most advanced hood ventilation systems to Orlando, as well as its utility distribution system. Meanwhile Somat, the go-to company for simplifying waste reduction challenges, will feature its Master disposer and mini press as well as its food waste dehydrator.

“We’re excited to introduce our new products, unveil the all-new ITW Kitchen Experience and discuss some of the changes that are affecting our industry,” Blair said. “The NAFEM Show has always provided a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences with our friends and colleagues in the foodservice and food retail space. And, they are the reason we do what we do. They are our inspiration. At the end of the day, it is our mission to provide food equipment they 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.”

To learn more about ITW Food Equipment Group products and Hobart Service, visit booths #1459, #1655, #1853, #1862 and #1864 at The NAFEM Show 2017, or visit www.hobartcorp.com, www.traulsen.com, www.baxtermfg.com, www.vulcanequipment.com, www.gaylordventilation.com, http://somatcompany.com and www.hobartservice.com.

About ITW Food Equipment Group

ITW Food Equipment Group North America (ITW FEG-NA), a division 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, Wittco and Peerless—covering all your food equipment needs, from food preparation and refrigeration to cooking and baking to dishwashing and waste disposal to weighing and packaging. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment, no matter the make or model. Explore ITW Food Equipment Group by visiting www.itwfoodequipment.com.

Media Contact On behalf of ITW Food Equipment Group: Kevin Kemper Upward Brand Interactions (614) 256-8326 kkemper@goupward.com