Food Equipment News at NAFEM 21 • August 28, 2021

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Oser Communications Group

Orlando Saturday, August 28, 2021

AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NAFEM

UNOX Presents SPEED.Pro

New Products from Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc.

Tucs Self-Contained Electric Sous-Vide Tanks

SPEED.Pro™ is an innovative oven that represents the fusion of two cutting-edge technologies, combined to coexist in a multifunctional and versatile product. It is, in fact, the first oven in the world capable of joining two diametrically opposed souls inside: SPEED & BAKE. The SPEED mode combines intense ventilation with the instant power of microwaves and is able to cook four toasts in 75 seconds, making them crispy on the outside, well-toasted, with a hot filling at the right temperature. The BAKE function, on the other hand, is the essence of the convection oven: heat distributed perfectly inside the cooking chamber that allows you to brown 27 croissants in 16 minutes and to obtain uniform results on each pan. Many coffee shops or convenience stores in stations and airports have a food offer of baked products, ready to be heated for an essential and very fast service. To achieve this, in addition to the accelerated cooking oven to heat

Bally Refrigerated Boxes is a leading manufacturer of walk-in cooler and freezer solutions for the foodservice, scientific, warehousing, and modular structure industries. With multiple manufacturing facilities and more than 88 years of experience, Bally’s offerings bring unparalleled benefits for customers. Bally’s standard panel construction, such as a steel reinforced door/frame and diaphragmatic joining system, create an internal and fully interconnected steel cage, within all panels, that provide for a lifetime of structural integrity/durability that is unmatched. Bally is not only your source for insulated panels. It is also a leading supplier of refrigeration equipment for the foodservice and refrigerated building industries. Bally evaporators range from low-profile models to mediumand high-profile refrigerated building coils. Its low-profile evaporators are furnished standard with award-winning Smart Speed™ technology. This energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology works by utilizing twospeed speed fan motors to reduce the energy consumption

Tucs Equipment is known as a leader in cook-chill technology. Today, that tradition adds new 500- and 1,000-pound nominal capacity (50 and 100 gallons) self-contained electric sous-vide tanks. Designed specifically for small and growing foodservice operators, Tucs sous-vide tanks have all the benefits of the company’s larger units in a self-contained, easy-to-manage footprint. The new integrated microprocessor control panel gives operators complete control over their recipes. Users can easily control cook times and temperatures followed by an automatic chilling cycle. Temperatures can be monitored, recorded, and downloaded as needed. Need help? The control panel can also provide remote factory diagnostics. An integral chilled water generator provides automatic cooling. Processed water is maintained at ±1°F throughout the tank, and the insulated tank wall is designed to prevent condensation. The ergonomically friendly design incorporates a

BOOTH #1605

BOOTH #2077

BOOTH #601

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Montague Offers Cooking Solutions for a Dual-Fuel World

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AMEREX KP Superior Kitchen Protection

Energy efficiency and sustainability issues aren’t just topping the news; they’re also making their way into commercial kitchens. Major institutions are moving away from gas cooking equipment stressing decarbonization. These movements are leading some state and local governments to rewrite codes and standards for new construction. As the industry begins to shift thinking in this direction, one thing’s for certain: operators need to reevaluate their energy use to stay ahead of the curve. Fortunately, The Montague Company recognizes that it’s a “dual-fuel” world and has a solid strategy in place to help customers with equipment for any need. With a heritage of producing innovative, high-quality cooking equipment since 1857, Montague has vast experience in mastering fuel-type conversions – from solid fuels to oils to natural gas and now electricity. Accordingly, it has a wide selection of both gas and electric equipment options to meet the demands of

The AMEREX® Kitchen Protection (KP) fire suppression system is already a staple in commercial kitchens around the world. Amerex innovations make it an easy choice to meet code requirements, keep people and property safe with a dependable system, and give restaurant owners and operators unparalleled ease of use and maintenance for years to come. Plus, Amerex’s KP system meets the rigorous UL 300 standard for fire testing of fire extinguishing systems for protection of commercial cooking equipment required by NFPA guidelines. From fine dining to fast food chains, the Amerex KP system has the components to meet your clients’ needs with competitive pricing while never sacrificing quality.

BOOTH #1481

BOOTH #2870

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Jarless Blending: The Forefront of Innovation

Blendtec works side by side with thousands of high-end restaurants, smoothie shops, coffee shops, professional sports facilities, and more on a daily basis. The company loves to innovate products based on what customers need, and that need has been a resounding “Reduce waste, increase speed, and save money.” Across the board, Blendtec has seen a desire to create a product worthy of these claims, and the company is proud to say it’s done it. Introducing the all-new Nitro Blending System from Blendtec, the jarless blending solution that has been absolutely disruptive in the industry. The Stealth Nitro and Stealth Nitro X blenders blend directly into the cup, leaving on average just 1 to 2 percent of waste compared to nearly 15 percent when blending with a regular blending jar. It works with plastic, paper, and even metal cups ranging from 12 to 36 ounces. Blending time has been reduced to just under 15 seconds with virtually no Continued on Page 28



Oser Communications Group

Orlando Saturday, August 28, 2021

AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NAFEM

UNOX Presents SPEED.Pro

New Products from Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc.

Tucs Self-Contained Electric Sous-Vide Tanks

SPEED.Pro™ is an innovative oven that represents the fusion of two cutting-edge technologies, combined to coexist in a multifunctional and versatile product. It is, in fact, the first oven in the world capable of joining two diametrically opposed souls inside: SPEED & BAKE. The SPEED mode combines intense ventilation with the instant power of microwaves and is able to cook four toasts in 75 seconds, making them crispy on the outside, well-toasted, with a hot filling at the right temperature. The BAKE function, on the other hand, is the essence of the convection oven: heat distributed perfectly inside the cooking chamber that allows you to brown 27 croissants in 16 minutes and to obtain uniform results on each pan. Many coffee shops or convenience stores in stations and airports have a food offer of baked products, ready to be heated for an essential and very fast service. To achieve this, in addition to the accelerated cooking oven to heat

Bally Refrigerated Boxes is a leading manufacturer of walk-in cooler and freezer solutions for the foodservice, scientific, warehousing, and modular structure industries. With multiple manufacturing facilities and more than 88 years of experience, Bally’s offerings bring unparalleled benefits for customers. Bally’s standard panel construction, such as a steel reinforced door/frame and diaphragmatic joining system, create an internal and fully interconnected steel cage, within all panels, that provide for a lifetime of structural integrity/durability that is unmatched. Bally is not only your source for insulated panels. It is also a leading supplier of refrigeration equipment for the foodservice and refrigerated building industries. Bally evaporators range from low-profile models to mediumand high-profile refrigerated building coils. Its low-profile evaporators are furnished standard with award-winning Smart Speed™ technology. This energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology works by utilizing twospeed speed fan motors to reduce the energy consumption

Tucs Equipment is known as a leader in cook-chill technology. Today, that tradition adds new 500- and 1,000-pound nominal capacity (50 and 100 gallons) self-contained electric sous-vide tanks. Designed specifically for small and growing foodservice operators, Tucs sous-vide tanks have all the benefits of the company’s larger units in a self-contained, easy-to-manage footprint. The new integrated microprocessor control panel gives operators complete control over their recipes. Users can easily control cook times and temperatures followed by an automatic chilling cycle. Temperatures can be monitored, recorded, and downloaded as needed. Need help? The control panel can also provide remote factory diagnostics. An integral chilled water generator provides automatic cooling. Processed water is maintained at ±1°F throughout the tank, and the insulated tank wall is designed to prevent condensation. The ergonomically friendly design incorporates a

BOOTH #1605

BOOTH #2077

BOOTH #601

Continued on Page 33

Montague Offers Cooking Solutions for a Dual-Fuel World

Continued on Page 33

AMEREX KP Superior Kitchen Protection

Energy efficiency and sustainability issues aren’t just topping the news; they’re also making their way into commercial kitchens. Major institutions are moving away from gas cooking equipment stressing decarbonization. These movements are leading some state and local governments to rewrite codes and standards for new construction. As the industry begins to shift thinking in this direction, one thing’s for certain: operators need to reevaluate their energy use to stay ahead of the curve. Fortunately, The Montague Company recognizes that it’s a “dual-fuel” world and has a solid strategy in place to help customers with equipment for any need. With a heritage of producing innovative, high-quality cooking equipment since 1857, Montague has vast experience in mastering fuel-type conversions – from solid fuels to oils to natural gas and now electricity. Accordingly, it has a wide selection of both gas and electric equipment options to meet the demands of

The AMEREX® Kitchen Protection (KP) fire suppression system is already a staple in commercial kitchens around the world. Amerex innovations make it an easy choice to meet code requirements, keep people and property safe with a dependable system, and give restaurant owners and operators unparalleled ease of use and maintenance for years to come. Plus, Amerex’s KP system meets the rigorous UL 300 standard for fire testing of fire extinguishing systems for protection of commercial cooking equipment required by NFPA guidelines. From fine dining to fast food chains, the Amerex KP system has the components to meet your clients’ needs with competitive pricing while never sacrificing quality.

BOOTH #1481

BOOTH #2870

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Zone Defense KP offers two appliance protection configurations – Appliance Specific, where the appliance location is fixed, and Zone Defense, an overlapping protection Continued on Page 28

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Jarless Blending: The Forefront of Innovation

Blendtec works side by side with thousands of high-end restaurants, smoothie shops, coffee shops, professional sports facilities, and more on a daily basis. The company loves to innovate products based on what customers need, and that need has been a resounding “Reduce waste, increase speed, and save money.” Across the board, Blendtec has seen a desire to create a product worthy of these claims, and the company is proud to say it’s done it. Introducing the all-new Nitro Blending System from Blendtec, the jarless blending solution that has been absolutely disruptive in the industry. The Stealth Nitro and Stealth Nitro X blenders blend directly into the cup, leaving on average just 1 to 2 percent of waste compared to nearly 15 percent when blending with a regular blending jar. It works with plastic, paper, and even metal cups ranging from 12 to 36 ounces. Blending time has been reduced to just under 15 seconds with virtually no Continued on Page 28




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RENAU’s SKT Series Smart Kitchen Timer RENAU’s SKT Series Smart Kitchen Timers continue to evolve and improve. Available in various sizes and configurations from 4.3" to 10", each RENAU SKT now comes standard with an FCCapproved 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dongle, integrated NFC reader, and internal web-based configuration utility for fast and easy connectivity, sensor pairing, and programming. When inserted into the user-accessible USB port, the Wi-Fi dongle enables multiple connectivity modes and options. The SKT can then either be connected to your own IT infrastructure or host its own wireless network for easy ingredient

transfers and sensor readings. Thanks to RENAU’s smart programming, you can forget about trying to parse IP or MAC addresses or struggling to pair additional devices. The integrated NFC reader allows quick and easy pairing of any of RENAU’s wireless environmental sensors by simply tapping any sensor to the marked location on the SKT’s outer housing. Best of all, the new web-based configuration utility comes loaded on every SKT and doesn’t even require a separate internet connection to work. When first turned on, the SKT provides users with a series of easy to follow on-screen direc-

Food Equipment News tions to configure the in device either standalone or connected mode. The configuration utility can then be opened on any device, from a PC to tablet or even a smartphone to create timer networks, groups, ingredient items, job aids, and more. With a simple workflow, first-time users can follow on-screen tutorials to quickly create new configurations from scratch while advanced users can immediately jump into editing exactly what they want. Continued on Page 33

Middleby Features Advanced Solutions See what’s new at Middleby in NAFEM booths #2143, #2243, and #2257. Showcased will be the latest in cooking and beverage innovations along with advanced solutions for safety, IoT, controls, automation, ventless operations, and more. Automation is on full display in booth #2143. The recently introduced TurboChef Plexor along with the Nieco ventless broiler, CTX conveyor technology and a new generation Taylor doublesided grill, will be cooking the best burgers and more on the show floor coupled with the Frybot if you like fries with that. See how Middleby is gaining maximum

efficiency with less labor through innovative solutions. Middleby can help any size or style of restaurant achieve peak productivity. Beverage is big business for operators, and Middleby Beverage is on full display at NAFEM to help operators expand their offerings while increasing sales margins through a custom beverage program. Booth visitors will have the opportunity to experience Middleby innovation for both hot and cold beverage programs. Traditional and specialty coffee drinks including nitro brew are available in the booth to those who need a caffeinated jolt on the show floor, or

just want to sample delicious coffee made their way. Bar Middleby will also be entertaining visitors demonstrating Zamboozy and other blended solutions along with SkyFlo to monitor in-restaurant alcohol usage. Operators want access to data to more efficiently run their restaurants, and Open Kitchen supplies it all. Not only does Open Kitchen by Powerhouse Dynamics connect to all kitchen equipment, regardless of brand, it supplies information on power and HVAC use within the facility. The operator has this Continued on Page 33

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SuperSorb CarbonPad and SuperSorb F-23LV from Filtercorp Filtercorp’s patented SuperSorb® CarbonPad has been proven to perform in top foodservice operations, consistently out-performing other types of frying oil filtration media. The SuperSorb CarbonPad extends the useful life of frying oil by trapping damaging particles 500 times smaller than a grain of sand. Among the benefits

are less oil usage, less oil change outs, cleaner oil, greater savings and more consistent food quality. Food products cooked in clean oil cook faster, absorb less oil and have a crisper texture. Simply drop a SuperSorb CarbonPad into your fryer filter and start enjoying the benefits of cleaner oil. In 2018, Filtercorp introduced its

Waring Commercial Introduces Next Generation Innovations in Kitchen Equipment Eighty years after introducing the first blender, Waring Commercial, a global leader in foodservice equipment, continues to blaze a trail of value, quality, and innovation. The legacy lives on with the introduction of a new selection of product innovations, including a commercial crêpe and tortilla cooktop, coffee brewers, and large-capacity stand mixers. Crêpes and tortillas – two popular, versatile foods – are fast, easy, and inexpensive to prepare, produce little food waste, and make the perfect all-day menu option. Output of these high-demand menu items is easily optimized with the 13.5-inch dual aluminum nonstick cooking surfaces of the Waring Commercial XPress™ Cooktop that browns both

sides simultaneously. The ideal addition to Waring’s COOK lineup of commercial kitchen essentials, the XPress Cooktop features touchpad controls, programmable temperature and timer, audible ready indicator, and embedded heating elements to ensure golden perfection in every crêpe. New to Waring’s BREW category of commercial kitchen solutions, the family of Café Deco Brewers & Warmers is designed to meet demand for fresh brew in the busiest foodservice operations. Pour Over, Automatic, Automatic Thermal, and Airpot models operate with effortless push-button brew start and have a high-end stainless steel design built to conserve counter space, and pro-

Panasonic: Your Partner in Innovative Kitchen Solutions Panasonic is working persistently to develop new technology solutions to meet the ever-evolving needs of the restaurant and foodservice industry, often in direct collaboration with business leaders and innovators. Its advanced, easy-to-use and easy-to-clean high-speed ovens, commercial microwaves, steamers, and rice cookers help save time where it counts and deliver delicious results after every use. Each appliance is built with signature Japanese engineering: a legacy of excellence, high performance, durability, and satisfaction.

Sonic Chef Commercial High-speed Oven A versatile, easy-to-use 1200W oven designed for any commercial kitchen, in front of house or back, that needs fast, efficient cooking. The Sonic Chef combines three cooking technologies – convection, twin “inverter” microwave and broil – in six combinations for fast, delicious results. Sonic Steamer Commercial Food Steamers Your new prep cook. The portable, programmable commercial microwave

Prairie View Industries A-Series Equipment Stand Combine durability and functionality with Prairie View Industries A-Series equipment stand. Manufactured from 12-gauge aluminum, each shelf is adjustable and made with a brand-new corner clip assembly. This new design provides additional durability, which allows these stands to support 600 pounds when evenly distributed per shelf. Prairie View Industries manufactures its aluminum shelves with a flush, flat surface to make cleaning fast and efficient. This series is offered in two-, three-, four- and

five-shelf capacities in a wide range of sizes to fit every space. Whether this stand is for an industrial warehouse or a small kitchen, these units are sure to fit your needs and not break the bank. To add even more diversity, Prairie View Industries offers the grand Queen Mary equipment stand. As the queen of all Prairie View Industries’ equipment stands, it is worth its weight in gold due to being the toughest of them all. This isn’t a dainty queen! It is a four-shelf mobile shelving unit, which features two

Food Equipment News newest patented technology: The SuperSorb F-23LV. It is the high-volume filter for your lowvolume fryer. The new fry oil filter is the next-generation of the SuperSorb CarbonPad. The SuperSorb F-23LV has a pleated pre-filter stitched on top to collect the larger food debris. This technology enables the filter to be even more

efficient, resulting in a two-filters-in-one system that has all the advantages of the SuperSorb CarbonPad. The proof is in the profits and the taste. At Filtercorp, “filtration is what we do, and people are why we do it.”

For more information, visit booth #1383 or go to www.filtercorp.com.

duce exceptional brew. Models designed with a hot water tap make it easy to expand beverage service to include hot drinks, soups, and cereals. This built-in bonus increases revenue with minimal expense and labor. Warming plates, vacuum-insulated stainless steel carafes and airpots are available as accessories that enhance any brew station. In the PREP category, Waring helps chefs take on large-scale recipes with the mighty power of the new Luna Planetary Mixers. Industrial 7-, 10-, and 20-quart mixers whip, knead, blend, and mix with implements that spin and rotate in an orbital motion. The no-slip countertop units are built tough with gear-driven motors, heavy-duty head lift and release lever, stainless steel accessories, and thermal overload protection. With a

chef’s whisk, dough hook and aluminum mixing handle attachments, Luna mixers go from kneading dense dough to whipping fluffy batter without a hitch. There’s a model for every kitchen. From the smallest multitasking mixer with 11 mixing speeds to the larger capacity models with three mixing speeds, prepping has never been so productive. “We’re proud to continue our legacy of product innovations that help operators manage margins more effectively and maximize sales,” said Waring vice president and general manager Dan DeBari. “As the industry’s solutions specialist, we are committed to taking commercial kitchen equipment to new heights of efficiency and performance.”

steamer has a 1.6 cu.ft. capacity to hold two full-size 4"deep pans with 16-memory capability, five power levels, and three-stage cooking, with two top and two bottom heating elements – all with no water line.

Together, these kitchen solutions form an amazing cornerstone to any food service operation, helping your business deliver a seamless experience of the highest quality. Panasonic’s commercial food appliances are designed with value in mind, with high capacity at a competitive price point. Across all of its products, but especially in the Sonic Solutions line of compact, portable, stackable appliances, they help you save time and space to help you achieve consistently exceptional results.

Microwaves Heavy Duty: constructed from durable stainless steel inside and out, to meet NSF standards. Light Duty: with a “grab & go” door handle, bottom energy feed, and stainless door.

Rice & Grain Cookers Cook rice, grains, soups, and stews easily, safely, and effectively.

heavy-duty 5" swivel and two heavy-duty 5" locking stem casters. These casters allow maneuverability and security for your equipment with an overall weight capacity of 900 pounds. Prairie View Industries is proud to boast that its equipment is manufactured in America. Centrally located in Fairbury, Nebraska, Prairie View Industries can ship to either coast quickly and efficiently with lead times that aren’t going to leave you waiting three months for your products to arrive. Prairie View Industries has a dedicated staff of over

For more information, visit booth #2231.

For more information, visit booth #1113.

100 employees who strive to produce the best, which is why the company provides customers with a three-year limited warranty against material defects and workmanship under normal use and service on all its equipment. Partnering with Prairie View Industries means that the company will work with you to solve issues others have failed to address.

For more information, call 800.554.7267 or email orders@pvifs.com.









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Marra Forni Mobile Brick Oven Trailer System Marra Forni Mobile Brick Oven Trailer System enables you to easily transform your business into a mobile operation while offering high volume and quality cooking. The Marra Forni Pizza Oven Trailer is perfect for positioning outside of an existing restaurant, transporting between various locations, and featuring at multiple venues and pop-up events. Marra Forni Brick Oven Trailers are ideal for those looking to expand their operation and increase revenue by giving businesses the opportunity to comfortably go where their customers are. The brick oven trailer is the perfect option for those wanting to serve authentic, artisan pizza at weddings, banquets, graduation parties, and more. The Marra Forni Mobile Oven

Trailers’ versatility is one of the greatest value-added features, built in Beltsville, Maryland, and are perfect for in-town mobile live-fire catering. What makes the small utility trailers unique is that they can be towed with any car and can be taken anywhere. Some spaces, including certain backyards, for example, are offlimits to larger trailers, but this one can be brought in by hand. They make it easy to service customers who don’t need a large entry gate or huge yard in order. The mobile brick ovens can be hauled with a regular car and maneuvered comfortably by hand. Extremely easy to run, the all-metal trailer is available with gas or wood options. In these models, only the deck is made with signature Marra Stone bricks, which helps

Exquisite Porcelain Tableware from RAK Porcelain RAK Porcelain specializes in the designing, manufacturing, and supply of exquisite quality porcelain tableware, catering to the world. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, its production facility spans over 100,000 square meters. The company is equipped with state-of-theart machinery capable of producing 28 million pieces of high alumina porcelain tableware and top-shelf accessories annually. Its core operable divisions are situated in Europe, Pennsylvania, and the UAE, which gives RAK Porcelain a robust distribution network spanning five continents, where it reaches over 165 countries. The company’s easy to reach distribution strategy has resulted in partnerships with leading hotel chains, world-class restaurants, and business giants of the catering segment. As one of the fastest growing porcelain tableware enterprises, RAK Porcelain products already serve as a

canvas for chef creativity in more than 40,000 starred hotels, international airlines, premium cruise lines, convention centers, stadiums, etc., who proudly endorse the company in various segments of the industry. RAK Porcelain USA, located in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, has been serving America’s tabletops for more than 15 years. It offers a wide range of collections, including award-winning dinnerware, flatware, and glassware. The company’s mission is to passionately strive to attain excellence in local business operations and beyond and raise the standards of customer expectations and deliver beyond that standard. Dinnerware is RAK Porcelain’s specialty. All of its products are extremely durable, due to an extremely high alumina body. The best part is that RAK Porcelain produces dinnerware with extremely high yields, which means a

Food Equipment News to keep the ovens lightweight and effective. In addition, they allow for wood storage and possible cooler storage. The rear lighting affords optimal flexibility for maneuvering from day to night. Chefs and aspiring pizzaioli can craft artisan pizzas, sizzling proteins, and fire-roasted vegetables in seconds thanks to this model. Despite their compact and convenient size, these Mobile Brick Oven Trailer Systems afford the same cooking performance and versatility as all of the company’s ovens do. Since the temperature can also heat up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, you can make authentic Neapolitan pizza. You can also cook the ingredients of your choice slower and at lower temperatures, which increases

menu options. The brick deck enables you to use cast iron pans, which are perfect for searing proteins and even desserts and bread. Temperature controls on the gas version are as easy as they are on a range. All that you need to do is turn on the ignition, open the gas and then turn up the fire. Customization colors on the trailer include grey, black, and red. Marra Forni Mobile Trailer System also has a stainless-steel retractable table that slides from inside the trailer. This convenient feature enables you to save space and can be taken out and used wherever you are working.

very affordable price point for the end user. A wide range of patterns offers a rainbow of aesthetics, which can fit any décor. RAK Porcelain’s custom decorating capabilities are unlimited. If you can imagine it, chances are RAK Porcelain can create it just for you. RAK Porcelain USA is the authorized distributor for Stölzle, which has been producing fine unleaded stemware, barware, and accessories for more than 150 years. Today, Stölzle produces the finest machine-made crystal available for the hospitality industry. Key elements are lead-free crystalline glass, clarity, brilliance, and durability, which adds high resistance to dishwasher breakage. Stölzle has reinvested to upgrade its facilities to ensure that Stölzle production is taking place on the most technically advanced equipment in the world. Collections feature laser-cut and fire-polished rims, machine-blown bowls and drawn stems; features which, in the past,

were only available on handmade crystal. Advanced production methods and systems ensure that customers selecting Stölzle will be purchasing the most advanced, machine-made crystal available in the world. While RAK’s existing cutlery collection complements its dinnerware and glassware, the company is happy to announce that RAK Porcelain is partnering with Sola the Netherlands, where it gets to introduce these unique designs to the U.S. market for the very first time. Since 1922, Sola has been a world leader in the production of hospitality cutlery, covering a wide selection of markets. RAK Porcelain looks forward to adding the Sola collection of flatware to the already vast realm of RAK tabletop options.

Minus Works Introduces Sustainable Gel Packs for Shipping Perishables Minus Works recently launched the MONTT Series Gel Packs for shipping perishables, which features a biodegradable, plant-based refrigerant gel contained in durable recycled plastic that is FDA approved for direct food contact. The long-lasting, reusable formula-

tion is classified as a 0°C/32°F refrigerant, perfect for protecting perishables by keeping them at frozen or refrigerated temperature ranges. Suitable applications include meal kits, online grocery, specialty food delivery, heat-sensitive healthcare products

The Food Container for the On-the-Go Life RIGWA is an insulated food container designed for active families. The RIGWA bowl features vacuum insulation, a leakproof top and the style that makes it work even when the site for adventure is the backyard patio or the picnic table at the park. The basis of the current product line is the RIGWA 1.5 Steel Insulated Bowl, which contains 48 ounces of food. It’s constructed with a patented air-tight lid, and its double-wall

steel construction keeps hot food hot for up to four hours and cold food cold for up to eight hours. The RIGWA Divide & Conquer inserts are sold separately in a set of two inserts. One divides the container into three sections, while the other is a 28-ounce bowl with a silicone lid that fits snugly down into the 1.5 bowl. The inserts are safe in the microwave oven, freezer and the top rack of the dishwasher. The RIGWA 1.5 Bowl

For more information, visit booth #2601, go to www.marraforni.com, call 888.239.0575, or email inquiries@marraforni.com.

For more information, visit booth #3647.

and thermosetting chemicals. “We are excited to introduce the MONTT Series to a market that seems hungry for more sustainable refrigerant options,” said CEO Ben Shore. “We are also happy to deliver an eco-friendly product to our customers that does not require them to settle for lower performance.” For more information, visit www.minus works.com.

retails for $39.95, while the Divide & Conquer Inserts retail for $19.95. Colors available for the Bowl include Sea Foam, Coral, Black Sand, Blue Dusk, Snowbird, Slate, Sunrise, Stainless and Sullivans Sand.

For more information, visit www.rigwa life.com or email support@rigwalife.com.






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Why You Should Choose Factory-Built Grease Duct Type 1 kitchen hood grease duct and proper ventilation are vital in any commercial kitchen. It can be the difference between a safe working environment and sheer disaster. Currently, there are two exhaust duct options to choose from in the marketplace: field fabricated with minimal safety code materials and methods of construction and UL-listed, code-approved and factory-built grease duct. AMPCO offers double-wall insulated ZClear, the most innovative factory-built kitchen grease duct in the industry. Here are the top reasons why you should only choose factory built grease duct:

Superior Safety ZClear is safety tested/listed to stringent UL test requirements (UL 1978, UL 2221), which includes a 30-minute, 2,000°F internal grease fire test. Unlike rectangular welded systems, ZClear allows zero clearance to combustibles without the need for additional field wrap insulation. The ZClear’s two-hour fire rating eliminates the need to design and install a separate fire-rated chase. The product’s cylindrical stainless steel construction maintains strength at much higher temperatures than carbon steel, which protects people and property even in the event of a grease fire.

Efficiency Energy efficiency and overall performance are greatly improved with round grease duct designs due to less flow resistance. In addition, round stainless systems are much easier to clean and reduce grease accumulation compared to rectangular designs.

Customizable and Attractive The modular concept of factory-built grease duct provides for maximum design flexibility and ease of installation. The AMPCO engineering staff provides complete design services that takes the guesswork out of installation, even for the most complex systems. ZClear can be customized to your unique application requirements and is available in a variety of exterior color and material options.

Limited Lifetime Warranty Factory-built grease duct is higher in quality, durability and has a longer life when compared to field fabricated systems. ZClear features a limited lifetime warranty. Overall, AMPCO ZClear factory-built grease duct has superior strength at higher temperatures, is fire rated, energy efficient, and more durable when compared to field-fabricated products. Lowest Installed Cost Factory-built modular components are easier and quicker to install. AMPCO eliminates the need for on-site welding and multiple inspections, which saves valuable time and money. The ZClear system minimizes floor space requirements and eliminates the time and expense associated with constructing a separate fire-rated chase.

For more information, go to www .ampcostacks.com or call 800.624.8642.

Nitro Beverages Continue Momentum at the Bar Nitro coffee. What started out as a trend has turned into a big moneymaker for coffee bars, cafes, convenience stores, and restaurants. But what is more telling is that the nitro technique has migrated to the bar in the form of new and unique nitro cocktails and mocktails. At the core, a nitro drink is any beverage that has been infused with nitrogen gas. The process produces a rich and velvety texture with a creamy foam head. In addition to the unique taste experience, nitro infused beverages also have a visual appeal – allowing the customer to enjoy the cascading process. The unique aroma and flavor are also something special to enjoy. Any club, bar, or restaurant can immediately start serving nitro infused beverages with the iSi Nitro Whip and iSi Nitro chargers. No tubes, no tanks, no hassles. Very little maintenance is

required and learning to use the system takes less than one hour. So many basic cocktails like the Bloody Mary or Espresso Martini can be transformed into a creamy and aromatic experience for guests. What operators love most is that they can develop a whole new menu around nitrogen infused beverages and charge a premium, resulting in more profits. The iSi Nitro Whip holds 32 ounces of liquid – large enough to make eight 4-ounce cocktails. The system delivers 100 percent yield, and once the nitro whip has been emptied, a simple washing gets the system ready for the next order.

For more information, visit booth #1401 or go to www.isifoodservice.com.

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Know Your Waterproof Ratings As a leading provider of professional quality kitchen measurement tools, CDN is often asked about splash-proof and waterproof ratings. A high waterproof rating is important for cleanability and hygiene – plus convenience and ease of use. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published a standard for rating the ability of equipment to protect electronic components from intrusion by dust, accidental contact, or water. It has established the International Protection Marking code, or IP Code, which begins with the letters “IP” for “International Protection,” followed by two digits. The first indicates the level of protection against solids, and the second the level of protection against liquids. Kitchen measurement tools that are splash proof or can withstand powerful jets and/or immersion have greater utility

and are easier to thoroughly clean. CDN offers multiple models with high waterproof ratings. Submersible thermometers (IPX7 rating) streamline operations and support cleanliness and hygiene because they can be cleaned quickly and thoroughly by immersing them in water – or in a commercial dishwasher. CDN offers submersible thermometers with an IPX7 rating. The CDN Waterproof Thin Tip Thermometer (DTTW572) is NSF-Certified, with foursecond response, 1.5mm thin tip, one-button calibration, hold, max/min, and BioCote. The CDN Waterproof Folding Thermocouple Thermometer (TCTW572) is NSF-Certified, with two- to three-second response, 1.5mm thin tip, one-button field calibration, and BioCote. The CDN Dishwasher Thin Tip Thermometer (DTW450) and Waterproof Thermometer

Tortuga Launches Southern Trio Range

Tortuga is a world-renowned brand that continues to lead the gourmet and spirit cakes category by heavily focusing on innovation and ensuring that its consumers are presented with fresh, innovative, and new options. Tortuga has been doing business with the cruise channel, major big box retailers in North America, depart-

ment and grocery stores and the gifting sector for 37 years. Given the company’s recent success with evolving from its world-famous rum cakes and creating a new cake with bourbon, the Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake, continuing to explore the spirits world seemed like the natural next step.

Wax-It-All Food-Grade Paste Wax Howard Wax-It-All is a food-grade paste wax that is safe for any surface where food contact may occur. This thick, smooth blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and food-grade mineral oil helps to revive, seal and protect surfaces in and around your home. Use Wax-It-All on Blendtec (Cont’d. from p. 1)

clean up, allowing franchises across the country to increase their daily customer count, and ultimately, their bottom line. The X in Stealth Nitro X refers to AMEREX (Cont’d. from p. 1)

configuration that allows kitchen appliances to be moved or replaced without having to move system discharge nozzles. Zone Defense future-proofs the kitchen design and allows restaurants to adapt to changing consumer tastes or business conditions without repiping the fire system. KP offers three different fire detection methods – standard thermal link detection or one of two linear heat detection options, pneumatic heat sensitive tubing or electrical linear heat detection. These linear heat detection options give you continuous full hood heat detection that allows appliance movement without changing detection. This range of options helps you right-size system configuration and price for your client’s operation.

STRIKE Electronic Control System The Amerex STRIKE Electronic Control System (ECS) is the result of years of

butcher block, concrete, stainless steel, granite, marble, soapstone, slate, and laminate countertop surfaces, metal, plastic furniture, and painted cabinets. Wax-It-All enhances beauty and protects surfaces to make them look better and last longer. It’s easy to use - simply another innovation that Blendtec has applied to a select few products: the Titan X brushless motor. Compared to Blendtec’s standard blender motors that are meant to withstand hundreds of thousands of blends during the duration of its

rugged electronic fire detection and suppression evolution in vehicles employed in mining, transit, and military applications. Now, Amerex is bringing this advanced technology into commercial kitchens everywhere. Specifically designed to work with the Amerex KP System, STRIKE is the smart system for detection, actuation, and system monitoring. STRIKE uses plug-and-play electronic components for detection, actuation, and manual pull stations, replacing stainless-steel cable, corner pulleys, fusible links, and other components where grease buildup can disable a fire system. Installation is quick, maintenance is simple, and grease is neutralized. KP with STRIKE is capable of monitoring and releasing two separate hood systems, either separately or simultaneously. This means your clients get the power and convenience of two systems

Food Equipment News – Long Stem (DTW450L) are safe for commercial dishwashers. They are NSFCertified, with 1.5mm thin tip and 2.5mm reduced tip respectively, six-second response, field calibration, hold, max/min, and BioCote. A professional thermometer with an IPX6 rating can withstand powerful water jets (12.5mm nozzle) from any direction. An example is the NSFCertified CDN Thin Tip Thermometer (DTQ450X), with six-second response, 1.5mm thin tip, hold, field calibration, and BioCote. The CDN Dishwasher Thermometer (DW2) has an IP66 rating. It measures maximum surface temperatures of dishes during a commercial dishwasher cycle, thus verifying compliance with the FDA Food Code. It is NSF-Certified, with color visual alerts for different maximum temperatures, rubber bumper, and storage case.

There are also timers and kitchen scales with high waterproof ratings. For example, the NSF-Certified CDN Submersible Scale, 11 lb. (SD1110X) and 22 lb. (SD2210X) with IP67 rating protects from water up to three feet for 30 minutes, and is completely protected against dust. It is programmable, with tare function, backlit display, field calibration, high/low alerts, removable stainless-steel platform, and power adapter. The CDN Waterproof Timer (TMW1) has an IPX4 IP rating. It functions accurately even if splashed, and withstands moisture and humidity. It counts up and down, with shatterproof heavy-duty construction, big digits, and loud, long audio/visual alarm.

Tortuga just launched the highly anticipated Southern Trio range, which consists of Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake, Moonshine Apple Pie Cake, and the newest addition, Tennessee Whiskey Spice Cake. All three flavors are available in the standard sizes – 4-oz., 16-oz. and 32-oz. Consumers are now able to indulge in

Tortuga’s new selection of spirit cakes, inspired by America’s oldest and traditional delectable recipes, and can expect to experience unique flavors characterized by bold notes and magnificent richness.

rub the wax on, let it absorb and buff off any excess. It’s safe for indoor and outdoor countertop surfaces, helps delay tarnishing and oxidation of bronze, copper, brass, and even wrought iron, and gives finishes a soft sheen and a smooth feel. Use Wax-It-All to lock in the oils and waxes after using Howard’s other foodgrade products. It’s great for woodworkers who need a hard, carnauba wax finish.

life, the Titan X motor has a lifetime of up to three times as long, and also runs cooler and quieter. Simply put, it’s the best motor on the market today. Pair the Titan X motor with Blendtec’s Stealth sound enclosure (that reduces blending noise by

for the price of one. Plus, your customers will enjoy cost-savings over the years from refilling only one agent cylinder and cleaning only one kitchen area from a partial system actuation. A smart system, STRIKE provides downloadable reports for problem conditions or actuation events and can be tied to auxiliary controls, such as a building alarm system.

KP Strike Features & Benefits Appliance Specific or Zone Defense Coverage available. Different agent cylinder options. Less grease buildup on components. Plug-and-play wiring for quick installation – no cables, conduit or brackets and less cost. Fewer nozzles and agent cylinders – less cost. Overlapping Zone Defense futureproofs cooking line-up. Overlapping systems lend themselves to being factory fitted and thereby mini-

For more information, visit booth #1809 or go to www.cdnmeasurement.com.

For more information, go to www .tortugarumcakes.com.

Howard Wax-It-All is made in the USA with food-grade ingredients under strict quality controls. Start selling Howard Wax-It-All today. Minimum wholesale orders are only six cases.

For more information, call 800.266.9545, email custserv@howardproducts.com or go to www.howardproducts.com.

over half), and what do you get? The most powerful, quietest, and longest-lasting blender available today. That’s Blendtec. For more information, www.blendtec.com.

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mizing costly job site time. Linear detection solution will not interfere with UV filters/grease separators. No external A/C power required. Standalone system not dependent on connecting to a water supply. Unlimited number of electronic m/pull stations. Provides dedicated interface to supervised auxiliary remote FACP for fire trouble indication. Downloadable event logging and recording. Trouble indication LED and annunciation. Single and dual hazard zone detection with optional independent detection and actuation circuits. Simple connection to building alarm/security system. First responder’s information available on the GUI. For more information, visit booth #2870.






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and spice, using New Mexico Hatch Chile. They go hand in hand with a cold beverage, especially snacking on a warm summer day. These almonds are in fact “Straight from Jake’s Orchard,” showcasing the company’s vertical integration and commitment to sustainable growing practices. Jake’s almonds provide an unparal-

leled snacking experience and make eating this healthy snack both fun and satisfying. Produced in a dedicated peanut-free facility, these premium California almonds are dry roasted and seasoned in small batches to deliver exceptional quality. Jake’s Nut Roasters 7-ounce cans have a cool, classic appearance that looks great on store shelves, kitchen counters, and table centerpieces. They also make the

Montague recognized the shift toward electric equipment years ago, and has made substantial investments in producing equipment to meet this growing need. In 2018, Montague purchased Turbo Coil Refrigeration Systems, Inc., an award-winning manufacturer of advanced evaporator coils. This acquisition has resulted in an extensive new line of Montague refrigerated bases, prep tables, built-in refrigeration and other innovative cold-side and hot-side cooking storage solutions.

Over the past few years, Montague has unveiled a succession of intelligently designed products to support its dual-fuel business strategy. These include all-electric convection ovens, and even all-electric island suites. The company also offers a UDC plug-and-play solution, allowing operators to effortlessly build their own island suite with gas and/or electric components. At this year’s NAFEM show, Montague will be unveiling an exciting new electric induction wok range utilizing high-power hobs.

“Montague has worked relentlessly to be at the forefront of foodservice electrification,” says Joe Deckleman, Montague’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We offer a strategic mix of premium-quality gas and electric equipment. All told, we believe we’ve taken a leadership position in helping chefs balance the need to electrify with the unyielding demands of food preparation.”

a ventilation hood is not required. For more than 35 years, Marty Tucs and his Food Process Equipment Team have earned a reputation for designing innovative solutions to complex food processing problems. With an 80,000

square foot production plant located in Princeton, Minnesota, Tucs Equipment, Inc. can meet the equipment needs of foodservice operators worldwide. More innovative products are available from Tucs, including new gas-fired,

self-contained kettles and the Economy Chill Starter System for operators needing to adopt a cook-chill workflow using existing equipment.

prepare brioches and bread for sandwiches, and accelerated cooking that succeeds in a few seconds to heat single and multiple portions, thus halving service times in busy moments. A product designed to meet the needs of customers, to make the food preparation chain more efficient and faster, and to make the spaces that are often particularly small in this kind of retail store more efficient. SPEED.Pro comes with a solid body

of stainless steel with straight lines, which transmits solidity and strength at first contact. The large cooking chamber has a double-speed fan, ideal for the fragrant browning of baked goods. SPEED.Pro is equipped with a clear and intuitive touch screen display that allows you to start cooking from the very first seconds of use. The work is completed by a series of accessories such as SPEED.Plate trays and the special spatulas that facilitate the work of any operator

by speeding up services. Once again, UNOX stands out for its capacity for innovation. In fact, in recent years there have been many products born from the ability to intercept the needs of its customers combined with latest-generation technologies such as artificial intelligence.

trols. Operators can seamlessly toggle between adaptive defrost and timed defrost capabilities to select the option that best fits their specific needs. Additionally, this intuitive technology operates seamlessly with manual or newer electronic expansion valves as well as providing the operator with a vast array of reporting. Newly launched for the designers and consultant communities are cuttingedge, easy-to-use tools. Bally is proud to announce the launching of a fully functional and easy-to-use Revit family for walk-in panel and refrigeration designs.

Additionally, its AutoCAD design tools have gone through a complete redesign/update in order to enhance the creative capabilities and simplify the user interface. Finally, Bally will be launching Napkin Sketch technology. Easily design a basic walk-in cooler/freezer in front of your customers on your mobile device. The initial designs can then be printed, emailed and/or incorporated directly into AutoCAD or Revit. All these tools are accessible via KCL. For additional information on Bally’s product offerings, visit www

.ballyrefboxes.com. There, you will find a vast amount of information to help you with your cold-storage selections. Keep in mind, Bally’s experienced inside sales staff and its nationwide network of factory representatives are also available to assist you in the design of your application, regardless of size. Bally is the proven dependable choice specified around the world. Remember ... Nothing Beats a Bally!

ability to display vital text in up to two languages at the same time. In order to perform in the most demanding foodservice industry environments, RENAU’s products are fully

encapsulated for outstanding protection from extreme temperatures, humidity and shock. Designed and manufactured in the United States, all RENAU products are rigorously tested and come with an

industry-leading three year warranty.

restaurateur Jon Taffer’s new restaurant concept. Mr. Taffer chose Middleby ventless equipment for his unique concept, the “kitchen of the future.” The kitchen has been recreated, but the authentic design and furniture give visitors the full Taffer’s Tavern experience. Also at the Middleby booth, a robotic pizza pod will be ready to serve

hungry patrons. Middleby’s new controls will be on full display and the company is front and center with safety solutions from Bluezone by Middleby. Information is available on the worldclass Middleby Innovation Kitchens, and visits are scheduled on site. Middleby looks forward to hosting its consultant, dealer, representative, serv-

ice, and customer partners and all guests. Stop in for the outstanding food and beverages and stay to learn more about advanced solutions from an industry leader that is changing the commercial foodservice industry.

Jake’s Nut Roasters Hatch Chile Almonds Jake, a fourth-generation member of the Jasper family, is proud to continue the farming traditions of his great-grandfather that have been passed down for over 70 years. Jake’s Nut Roasters is pleased to showcase a fan favorite, Fire Roasted Hatch Chile Almonds, in the line of bold and unique flavors. Jake’s Hatch Chile Almonds share the perfect blend of heat Montague (Cont’d. from p. 1)

chefs, suit the industry and deliver the exceptional Montague brand experience operators have come to expect. Despite how some laud gas for its heat delivery and necessity in preparing some dishes, electric equipment offers advantages beyond creating more sustainable kitchens. Many chefs already love cooking with energy-efficient induction range cooktops because of the precise control electric cooking offers. Tucs (Cont’d. from p. 1)

tank floor that can be lowered and raised automatically for the easy loading and unloading of the product. Local codes vary, but in most cases, UNOX (Cont’d. from p. 1)

food, there is often a second convection oven that is used to bake all frozen products. These coffee shops and small convenience stores, therefore, need two ovens, which work at different times of the day to carry out two different types of cooking. In fact, SPEED.Pro is not limited to offering excellent cooking performance but also allows you to centralize both the baking function of the convection oven to Bally Refrigerated Boxes (Cont’d. from p. 1)

by 80 percent per fan. Condensing units are available with scroll, hermetic or semihermetic compressors, all utilizing environmentally friendly refrigerants. Combined with award-winning, innovative, and energy-saving refrigeration solutions (SmartVap™, SmartVap+™, SmartSpeed™, and BQ- “Quiet” technologies) Bally offers unsurpassed dependability, quality, and value for all customers. Bally has enhanced its popular adaptive defrost SmartVap/SmartVap+ conRENAU (Cont’d. from p. 4)

The SKT also boasts multiple timer types, screen orientations, and even multi-language support, including the Middleby (Cont’d. from p. 4)

data at their fingertips, readily available. This is a powerful tool for any operator, having access to the data to best achieve the most efficient operations. When visitors see the Taffer’s Tavern section of the Middleby booth, they will feel like they are really in

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perfect gift. Since 1948, a commitment to quality and innovation has propelled many fine Jasper Specialty Foods products into the hands of health-conscious almond lovers around the world.

For more information, call 800.255.1641, email info@jasper specialtyfoods.com or go to www.jasper specialtyfoods.com or www.jakes nutroasters.com.

For more information, visit booth #1481.

For more information, visit booth #601.

For more information, visit booth #1605, go to www.unox.com, call 800.489.8669 or email inside.sales@unox.com.

For more information, visit booth #2077 or go to www.ballyrefboxes.com.

For more information, visit booth #2713, go to www.renau.com, email sales@renau.com or call 818.341.1994.

For more information, visit booths #2143, #2243, and #2257.