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Welcome to this special Pre-Show Products Edition of FER Fortnightly Online Newsletter. Below is a select listing of products from our advertisers that you'll find next month at The NAFEM Show, Oct Oct. 11-13 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.
 

ACCUREX VENTS A NEW APPROACH
Accurex makes its debut as a newly formed national supplier of fully integrated restaurant ventilation systems. Its energy-efficient product line—including exhaust hoods, exhaust fans and ventilators, packaged rooftop units, dedicated make-up air units, fire suppression systems, utility distribution systems and configurable control panels—ensures a more cohesive ventilation system. Accurex also offers a wide range of customer support services, from schematic design through installation, start-up and testing.

Accurex Engineered Restaurant Systems/Greenheck Co.
800-333-1400
www.accurex-systems.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #5220


IT'S E FOR EFFICIENCY AT ALTO-SHAAM
Alto-Shaam's award-winning Fry-Tech Gas Fryer offers an unsurpassed level of energy efficiency and productivity. The key is the unique, highly effective heat-exchanger system providing faster oil temperature recovery and significantly reducing the demand on connected gas. It also lowers flue temperatures, easing demand on the HVAC system. Electronic dual controls feature programming to lift baskets independently or with a synchronized lift. One-touch cooking operation helps address labor issues and provides a full range of additional programming functions and features.

Alto-Shaam Inc.
800-558-8744
www.alto-shaam.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2703


AMERICAN PANEL CHILLERS MAKE TEMPS PLUNGE
Slow down and take a look at the new HurriChill--a complete line of blast chillers and shock freezers. American Panel has put its 40 years of expertise in refrigeration and controlled cooling into designing HurriChill to meet operators' needs, space and budget. The units' benefits include improved food quality and shelf life; less shrinkage and waste; labor and time savings; smarter food purchasing; and wider menu choices--all while providing the maximum level of food safety.

American Panel Corp.
800-327-3015
www.hurrichill.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2627


ANTUNES SERVES PANINI PATRONS FAST
Setting the standard for today's hot sandwich is the Roundup Panini Grill. This flexible, two-sided grill heats panini-style sandwiches quickly and easily. The TL-5270 features a Teflon grill surface and adjustable temperature ranges and pressure settings, making it flexible enough to grill sandwiches up to 2 ¾" thick. That flexibility extends to its simplicity in use and cleanup; its small footprint saves valuable counter space. It is available with a NEMA 5-15P 120-v power cord.

A.J. Antunes & Co.
800-253-2991
www.ajantunes.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2257


A CLASSY MERCHANDISER FROM BRASS SMITH
Brass Smith is unveiling its latest innovation: a round, heated Merchandiser Display ideal for use on high-end, expensive counter tops. These 14" and 24" merchandisers combine the best of European styling with innovative, glass ceramic heat technology. The design offers one of the most consistent heat profiles on the market, and since it uses less wattage per square foot, it's highly efficient. The extraordinary directional thermal properties of the glass transmit heat up through the top, and not on the sides or bottom.

Brass Smith, LLC
800-662-9595
www.brasssmith.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #7661


CLEVELAND CREATES POWER TO THE MAX IN A MINI FOOTPRINT
Award-winning innovation makes headlines for the new Convotherm Mini-Combi Oven Steamer. The mini-combi offers the same features operators appreciate in the larger Convotherm unit, including the Advanced Closed System, which automatically maintains humidity levels based on the type of food being prepared; and a Crisp and Tasty feature, which preserves moisture inside foods while producing crispier, uniformly browned exteriors. The compact footprint makes it perfect for operators who need to balance the power and finished-product quality of a combi with limited kitchen space.

Cleveland Range/Enodis
800-338-2204
www.clevelandrange.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001


FOUR-WAY VERSATILITY WITH DELFIELD
Delfield's Versa Drawer gives operators four units in one, saving them space, lowering operating costs and increasing productivity. Each drawer in the unit functions as its own separate compartment and can operate as a refrigerator, a freezer, a thaw cabinet or a convenience chill unit, independent of the other drawers. That versatility means drawers can be operated in any of the modes, at any time, with a simple to use mode control.

Delfield/Enodis
800-733-8821
www.delfield.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001


ELECTROLUX: CHECK OUT THESE PERCENTAGES
Power up and see big savings with Electrolux Professional's entire range of powerful and efficient foodservice equipment. Operators can reduce cook time by up to 50% with the Air-o-Speed High Speed Combi Oven and Pressure Braising Pan. And quality shines through with the company's conveyor dishwasher: Dishes come out spotless while requiring 30% less water and electricity. Sign up at www.electroluxrsvp.com to attend an exclusive Electrolux Professional Pre-Show Equipment Event for dealers and consultants.

Electrolux Professional Inc.
866-449-4200
www.electroluxusa.com/professional
The NAFEM Show Booth #7439


IT'S A TRIPLE WIN FOR EVERPURE
Everpure debuts its groundbreaking multifunctional water treatment system. The new ESO 6 and ESO 7 cartridges combine water softening with water filtration and pH control in a three-stage system. These cartridges are an extension to the company's successful line of ion exchange softening products, targeting hot beverage applications and vending operators, and represent a cost-effective, compact and reliable method of controlling hardness in water. Both cartridges are "one-way" ion exchange systems that do not require regenerating; simply replace the cartridge as required.

Everpure LLC
800-323-7873
www.everpure.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #6445





TIMING IS EVERYTHING AT FMP
Franklin Machine Products is launching its new 8-in-1 Programmable Timer this fall. FMP has taken the best elements from the 4-in-1 model, doubled them and added a bunch more features—such as a soft-touch keypad. The timer allows 8 timing cycles to run simultaneously for up to 20 hours. Color-coded lights help distinguish one cycle from the other. An extra-loud alarm now has a high/low switch; programmable menu labeling lets you key in the name of product to be timed.

FMP/Franklin Machine Products
800-257-7737
www.fmponline.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #6315


DIVERTING NEWS FROM FOLLETT
The new Follett Ice Manager Diverter Valve System automatically fills two bins or dispensers with one Horizon icemaker, delivering ice where it's needed most. You can spend your time taking care of guests instead of worrying about filling dispensers or slipping on spilled ice. And without the need for manual handling, Follett has reduced the potential for workers to drop or contaminate ice. Ice Manager can fill virtually any type of dispenser or bin, including drop-in dispensers 75 feet away from the icemaker.

Follett Corp.
800-523-9361
www.follettice.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1713


NO-WORRY HOLDING AT FRYMASTER
The new HoldMaster HCP takes the worry out of maintaining food quality. The four-shelf design houses up to 12 independently time-controlled slots for maximal holding flexibility. The unique dual-sided design allows for two-sided prep work, or functions as a pass-through holding cabinet for loading on the cook side and pulling from the prep side—ensuring freshness by product rotation. Optimal quality and food safety are the focus of the accompanying Palm Pilot, which allows specific product programming for precise temperature and hold times.

Frymaster/Enodis
800-221-4583
www.frymaster.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001


GARLAND MEETS THE ENERGY CHALLENGE
Char-broiling has never been an exact science, but Garland's Energy Efficient Broiler raises the standard. Garland's product engineers met the challenge to develop a broiler that saved energy, lowered product waste and improved throughput. The innovative new Energy Efficient Broiler is the result. By sustaining a consistent temperature across the entire surface, it achieves product consistency as well as energy savings of up to 20%. Initial field tests also indicate throughput increases of 35% or more.

Garland Group/Enodis
800-424-2411
www.garland-group.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001


G.E.T. SQUARES THINGS UP
When your operation needs a little spicing up, throw tradition out the door with the unexpected: new Square Crocks from G.E.T. Enterprises. Designed to give the visual appeal you want in any of your displays, these crocks are serviceable with lids to make storage and transport smooth sailing. Durable melamine construction is dishwasher safe.

G.E.T. Enterprises Inc.
800-727-4500
www.get-melamine.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #6121




HATCO HEATS UP COUNTERTOP SALES
Customers can't resist a hot, ready-to-go sandwich, especially when it's displayed on Hatco's Mini-Merchandising Warmer. The UGMW-1 helps maximize counter space while displaying products warmed from top to bottom: Infrared top heat extends to the outer edges of holding surface where heat loss is greatest and the hard-coated, heated base features a thermostat control to extend holding times. An incandescent light spotlights the food, while an acrylic sneezeguard shields it from airborne germs.

Hatco Corp.
800-558-0607
www.hatcocorp.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #6721


HOBART COMBIS ADD EASE TO MENU
Three cooking modes--convection, steam or combination mode--give Hobart Combi Ovens versatility in several cooking methods. Exclusive 4-speed, auto-reversing fan controls airflow for constant temperatures top-to-bottom and front-to-back. Easy-to-use controls allow programming up to 100 recipes with multiple cooking phases. Boilerless design uses minimum water for maximum results. When the oven reaches set temperature, it automatically switches to half-power without affecting cooking times or temperatures. And you enjoy savings in time and energy with super-insulated construction.

Hobart Corp.
800-960-1190
www.hobartcorp.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1639


ICE LIKE MOM WOULD MAKE IT, FROM ICE-O-MATIC
Customer-friendly ice is a reality with Ice-O-Matic's new Pearl Ice line of commercial ice makers. Pearl Ice machines produce high volumes of soft, chewable ice crystals widely preferred by consumers. The new Pearl Ice is a small, compressed ice crystal that, when used in drinks, will cool the beverage extremely fast, and adopt some of the drink flavors. Pearl Ice not only enhances beverage programs and increases sales, but lowers operating costs too.

Ice-O-Matic/Enodis
800-423-3367
www.iceomatic.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001





IN-SINK-ERATOR: HOT WATER FOR EVERYONE
If your operation has high-volume demand for steaming hot water, the C1300 Hot Water Dispenser is ready to go, instantly producing up to 100 cups of 200°F (near boiling) water per hour. In-Sink-Erator's elegant swivel high-arc spout provides easy access for filling pitchers and large pots, allowing for easy preparation of tea, coffee, soups and more. The C1300 is perfect for school cafeterias, coffee shops, convenience stores and kiosks.

In-Sink-Erator
800-845-8345
www.insinkerator.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1857





JACKSON UNDERCOUNTERS GET DISHES CLEAN
Jackson MSC's new Avenger Undercounter Dishmachines are loaded with standard features and available in both high- and low-temp models. The LT (pictured) features space-saving, built-in chemical pumps ensuring proper chemical usage; the HT features exclusive Sani-Sure for proper rinse water temperature before the final rinse cycle and space-saving, built-in detergent and rinse pumps. Both feature a push-button start, automatic fill and an above-water scrap tray for easy operation and maintenance. A self-draining stainless steel pump eliminates soil and detergent carryover between cycles.

Jackson/Enodis
888-800-5672
www.jacksonmsc.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001


JIMEX COOLERS WILL DRAW YOUR EYE
Take a look: These new Back Bar Coolers and direct draw equipment combine maximum durability and convenience with premium standard features such as stainless steel worktops and interior bottoms, as well as self-closing doors and a key lock system. Best of all, since all back bar coolers and direct draw equipment are final assembled in California—as are all Jimex products—custom configurations are ready and waiting. And, note, all back bar coolers are available with optional glass doors.

Jimex Corp./Cold Tech
800-314-4477
www.coldtechusa.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #5703


OVEN LINEUP GROWS AT LINCOLN
Lincoln's leadership role in conveyor ovens has grown with its expanded line of Impinger ovens. Large Impinger models are now available in three new sizes. The 3280 Tandem and 3270 as well as the 3255 models all offer new FastBake technology—providing operators with a very high-quality bake at speeds that are up to 30% faster than competing models. These new Impingers combine reliability and unmatched performance, along with Lincoln's field support, for high-volume pizza operations anywhere in the world.

Lincoln Foodservice Products/Enodis
800-417-5462
www.lincolnfp.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001


MANNHART MAKES PREP WORK EASY
Mannhart's line of prep equipment can lighten the workload in any kitchen. Vegetable Cutters slice, dice, julienne and shred fresh vegetables, fruits and cheeses to provide time and labor cost savings of up to 90% when preparing up to 1,200 lbs. of vegetables per hour. Sturdy, all-metal construction, plus a storage rack and training video supplied at no charge. Salad Dryers dry lettuce and greens within minutes resulting in a fresh, crisp appearance and up to 15% or more savings in salad dressings.

Mannhart Inc.
817-421-0100
www.mannhart.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2612


MARS' LOW DOOR HAS HIGH APPEAL
Mars introduces the LoPro, a quiet, architecturally designed low-profile air curtain only 8" tall. The LoPro protects against flying insects while dramatically reducing a building's heating and cooling costs. LoPro is available in a sleek, obsidian black metal housing in lengths from 30" to 144" to match door widths. In a standard 36" model, it weighs only 34 lbs. A variable-speed switch is available as a no-cost option to control air velocity. Also available in pearl white, titanium silver, and Spartan bronze.

Mars Air Doors
800-421-1266
www.marsair.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #6551


THINK GREEN, THINK MEIKO
Meiko's K-Series Rack Conveyor Dishwashers combine consistent, outstanding results with extremely low-water consumption for environmental friendliness and utility savings. Advanced features include double-wall insulated construction; a flush stainless steel exterior; easy-to-remove block wash-arm manifolds; and wash tanks that utilize the entire length of the machine for maximum performance. Options include varying length and prewash combinations to meet any dishwashing requirements, loaders and unloaders for unique layout considerations, and a fully enclosed internal booster heater.

Meiko
800-556-3456
www.meiko.us
The NAFEM Show Booth #5465


PERLICK SHINES BRIGHT WITH ENERGY STAR
For nearly a century, Perlick, the total package bar equipment, refrigeration equipment and beer system provider, has emphasized energy efficiency. And it's gotten very good at it. The company beat the standards set by Energy Star's measure of performance data by an average of nearly 24%. How? Learn how you can save energy and life-cycle costs with Perlick right now by visiting www.perlick.com/energystar.

Perlick Corp.
800-558-5592
www.perlick.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #7139


PERLICK RAISES THE BAR, AGAIN
Perlick has designed a line of Custom Back Bar Cabinets that can match any brand design imaginable—peach, wood& yes, even plaid. Perlick can tailor your back bar to show everybody your sense of style (or help you develop one) while keeping things energy efficient as well. The company can build to order your total package bar equipment, refrigeration equipment and beer systems—the same way they've been doing it for more than 90 years.

Perlick Corp.
800-558-5592
www.perlick.com/PerlickAd3.shtml
The NAFEM Show Booth #7139


A USER-FRIENDLY ALL-IN-ONE FROM ROBOT COUPE
Robot Coupe's R301U Dice, a combination vertical cutter mixer/vegetable prep machine, is the perfect kitchen helper. Its newly designed stainless cutter bowl has a higher hub, allowing 10% more liquid product to be processed. The continuous feed attachment, made of heavy-duty, stain-resistant plastic, includes 25 different discs to slice, dice, shred, grate, and julienne in a variety of sizes. You can prepare consistent cuts of vegetables/fruits for 200 servings in 3 hours, making it perfect for use in most kitchens.

Robot Coupe USA Inc.
800-824-1646
www.robotcoupeusa.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2401


HANDY NEW TOOL FROM SAN JAMAR
San Jamar's innovative new patent-pending Saf-Check makes it easy to perform the most critical food safety checks: temperature and sanitizer test strength. Saf-Check holds any analog or digital stem thermometer and a roll of sanitizer test strips. The thermometer holder and strip dispenser stores these monitoring tools together, within reach and easy memory. Kitchen workers don't always remember the safe PPM of a quaternary or chlorine solution, but the color-coded strips make it simple to understand green for safe and red for unsafe.

San Jamar
800-248-9826
www.sanjamar.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #5913


CUBE SMARTS AT SCOTSMAN
The new Prodigy Cube Ice Machine by Scotsman is one of the smartest, most energy-efficient ice makers on the market today. Its auto-alert indicator lights will constantly communication information on operating status and signal when it's time to perform maintenance before it's an emergency. Prodigy Cubers use less water and energy compared to traditional ice machines, making them among the first cubers to exceed both the 2008 California Energy Commission and 2010 Federal Energy Efficiency regulations.

Scotsman Ice Systems/Enodis
800-726-8762
www.scotsman-ice.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2001





STERO INTROS NEW WAREWASHERS
Stero continues to refine rinse technology with the introduction of EcoRinse, its exclusive high-temperature warewashing system designed to provide operators with water savings and reduced energy costs. Available in Stero's conveyor series and rackless conveyor, EcoRinse technology uses an innovative two-stage final rinse system. Stero's low volume of fresh, final rinse water reduces the electricity required to power the final rinse booster, saving the operator water and sewer costs.

Stero/Div. ITW
800-762-7600
www.stero.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1623


THERMO-KOOL FLOORS IT
Every operation needs a strong foundation, and Thermo-Kool has introduced the flooring to handle it. Dura-Floor is ideal for applications where the load requirements exceed the standard weight bearing capabilities. Its exclusive Durathane heavy-duty structural floor design gives Dura-Floor the capability to withstand up to 12,000 lbs. per sq. ft. stationary floor load as tested in accordance with the ASTM standard designation specifications. Dura-Floor is offered with an interior floor surface of foamed-in-place 1/8" aluminum tread- or smooth plate.

Thermo-Kool/Mid-South Industries Inc.
800-647-7074
www.thermokool.com
The NAFEM Show Booth # 6621


TURBO AIR'S COLD AIR GUARANTEED
Operators can have full confidence in the workings of Turbo Air's Reach-In Solid Door Freezer & Refrigerator. Its self-diagnostic system include comprehensive defrost and digital temp control in an oversized and balanced refrigeration system. Compressor stays protected by expansion valve and high-pressure controls. The 34" deep top-mount includes a ducted cold-air distribution system, auto door-pressure release and sleek, ergonomically designed handles. Extensive warranties—five years on compressor, three years parts and labor--help ensure its quality.

Turbo Air Inc.
800-627-0032
www.turboairinc.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #5157


MORE STYLE OPTIONS FROM VOLLRATH
Vollrath's new Signature Server Select Mobile Serving Stations introduce more style options and the flexibility for custom countertop configurations. The new options include three styles of tempered-glass breath guards--contemporary, premier and frameless; textured stainless steel countertops; and laser-cut signage. Signature Select is available in hot, cold and utility bases, beverage counters and corner and cashier stations. Bases are available in hundreds of laminate colors and finishes.

Vollrath Co. Inc. LLC
800-624-2051
www.vollrathco.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #6511



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