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Welcome to this Special Products Edition of FER Fortnightly Online Newsletter, featuring products from leading manufacturers that will be displayed at The NAFEM Show, to be held in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 5-7, 2009. We have included booth numbers, as well as contact information and live links to the companies' web sites for your convenience.
 

COMSTOCK: R IS FOR RELIABILITY
The familiar clicking sound of a spark-ignition system is nothing but a memory with Comstock Castle's ranges and countertop appliances. Reliability goes up because there is no pilot flame to go out and cut off gas flow. These gas-safety controls boast an optional thermocouple safety control for griddle, char-broiler and sauté burners. They're an ideal spec for churches, camps, ranches, hostels, schools, nursing homes and day care centers which use restaurant-duty appliances and want reliability, ease of lighting, gas and insurance savings in a reasonably priced system.

Comstock-Castle
800/637-9188
www.castlestove.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1627


CURTIS BLENDS ART WITH BREWING SCIENCE
Delivering gourmet coffee in volume without compromising quality has been achieved with Curtis's new and sophisticated Milano. It combines an inspired design with the G3 technology famous for precision-controlled brewing and effortlessly delivers the perfect, consistent gourmet coffee demanded by customers. Sleek servers are vacuum-insulated with brew-through lids and integral faucets. In addition to various preprogrammed recipes, operators enjoy their own customizations, from pre-infusion and pulse cycle brewing to water bypass, as well as precise, digital control over the entire process.

Wilbur Curtis Co.
800/421-6150
www.wilburcurtis.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1210






A COOL SWITCH AT DWYER
Love Controls Series TSX Digital Temperature Switch offers a low-cost solution for cooling applications. The probe temperature is displayed on the bright 3-digit LED. The control includes password protection to secure from unwanted setting changes and the keypad can be locked to prevent adjustments. Select from single output units with one 16A SPST relay, dual output with one 16A SPST relay and one 8A SPDT relay for defrosting, or three output models with one 16A SPST, 8A SPST and 5A SPDT. The temperature switch includes one NTC probe, gasket, mounting clips, and instruction manual.

Dwyer Instruments
800/872-9141
www.dwyer-inst.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2414



EAGLE DEBUTS EFFICIENTLY INNOVATIVE CABINETS
New Panco Cook-and-Hold Cabinets deliver improved efficiency and durability, including the ability to cook and hold menu items up to 24 hours. Product can be cooked using either time or temp-probe parameters, automatically changing to hold mode when cooking parameters have been met. Engineered airflow design delivers uniform convection heating; triple-wall insulated cabinet body provides superior heat retention. Top-mounted digital control panel features easy-touch keypad with a high-visibility LCD character readout.

Eagle Group
800/441-8440
www.eaglegrp.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1663








EDLUND GOES LARGE SCALE
Its name, the Poseidon WSC-10, hints at the power of Edlund's new heavy-duty digital portion scale. Self-calibration is easy and accurate: Just flip it over and wait for the indicator light. New dual-housing technology helps guard against corrosion, as its durable stainless-steel body is completely submersible for easy cleaning. The revolutionary "scale within a scale" design helps protect internal components against damage due to accidental shock. With six display options and adjustable leveling feet, the Poseidon WSC-10 is customizable to your specific needs.

The Edlund Co.
800/772-2126
www.edlundco.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1812



STAINLESS FAUCETS ARE GREEN AT FISHER
California-based Fisher aims to bring about a perpetually cleaner world. Its 100% Recyclable Stainless Steel Faucets are the latest evolutionary debut in Fisher's tradition of environmentally responsible products. This new "green" product reinforces Fisher's commitment to the environment while being an economical long-term solution for customers. Stainless steel is lead free, outlasts other materials by decades, and requires minimal maintenance.

Fisher Mfg. Co.
800/421-6162
www.noleadfaucet.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2263







EXAUSTING NEWS FROM HALTON HVAC
The TKHVAC: The name is in all caps, emphasizing the all-encompassing capability of Halton's new commercial kitchen HVAC Solution. Total Kitchen HVAC provides the first integrated solution designed specifically for commercial kitchens. High-efficiency Capture Jet hood technology reduces exhaust airflow and associated energy costs. Ventilation, dehumidification, cooling and heating functions are automatically controlled through a single unit, reducing construction costs and eliminating energy-wasting simultaneous heating and cooling. Automatic dehumidification control removes excess outdoor air moisture before it enters the building.

Halton Co.
270/237-5600
www.haltoncompany.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1042



INSINKERATOR: GARBAGE IS A SHRINKING PROBLEM
Garbage issues go minimalist and even environmentally friendly with the Waste Xpress Food Waste Reduction System. It's the next generation of pulping systems, helping to make any operation more profitable by decreasing labor costs, reducing waste handling charges and increasing kitchen efficiency. InSinkErator's compact system reduces waste volume by 85%, processing up to 700 lbs. of waste per hour and turning 10 bags of waste into two bags. Plus, Waste Xpress ground pulp quickly breaks down in landfills.

InSinkErator
800/558-5700
www.insinkerator.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1675



JIMEX: COST LOW, QUALITY HIGH
The Ascend line of reach-ins is rounded out with two half-door reach-ins, which are now Energy Star certified. These unique half-door units (models JHD-21R) are stainless steel inside and out with fully recessed door handles for maximum durability and convenience. Jimex is so confident in its Ascend products, it is instituting a 2-year parts and labor warranty on this model and all of its other Ascend models built on or after August 2008. For more information, contact Jimex at info@ascendmfg.com.

Jimex Corp./Cold Tech/Ascend
800/314-4477
www.ascendmfg.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #3836











MANITOWOC ICE: MORE ICE FOR THE DEMANDING
The market for Manitowoc's new line of high-capacity ice machines is as clear as the ice they produce. Large operations can only benefit from ice machines capable of producing more than 1 ton of ice in a 24-hour period. Evaporator system places four high-output individual evaporators into a compact 48" wide unit for monster-sized ice capacity. Stainless tubular frame adds strength and durability. Clear, too is cleaning and servicing; the control box and refrigerant lines, valves and pumps are easily accessible from the machine's front side.

Manitowoc Foodservice Group
800/545-5720
www.manitowocice.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1842







IT'S STEAMING NEWS FROM MARKET FORGE
Food quality and ease of preparation don't have to suffer just because space is tight. The new Power-Plus Convection Steam Cooker with Steam Jacketed Kettle is integrally mounted on a cabinet base containing a gas-fired steam generator and adjoining tilting gas steam-jacketed trunnion kettle. Measuring only 42" wide, the unit comes in gas or electric, and with a 6-, 10- or 12-gal. trunnion kettle. An integrated, self-contained water management and filtration system reduces water consumption—helping operators' bottom lines in water and energy costs.

Market Forge Ind
ustries
866/698-3188
www.mfii.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1875




MARS AIR DOOR HANDLES BORDER PATROL
What belongs outside stays outside with Mars' new streamlined LoPro Air Curtain. LoPro prevents flying insects from intruding and minimizes dirt, dust, and fumes from entering an operation. It's a winning situation for operators, who benefit from reduced energy costs and consumption with the curtain effectively separating environmental conditions to help maintain interior building temperatures. The LoPro is more than just aesthetically pleasing, it is economical to operate, with low maintenance and easy installation. LoPro is NSF compliant and can incorporate a heater if needed.

Mars Air Systems
800/421-1266
www.marsair.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1583



STEP UP TO MEIKO'S ADVANCED FEATURES
It's an all-star Energy Star rating for the K-Tronic Series Dishwashers, which consume less water, energy and chemicals than any other rack conveyor dishwasher on the market. Advanced features include Meiko's exclusive, award-winning Waste Air Heat Recovery System, which reclaims waste heat generated by the machine as free energy and uses it to preheat incoming water. Other standard features include double-wall, flush-paneled stainless-steel construction; dual-pumped auxiliary and final rinse zones for consistent results. Units also include electronic controls; real-time digital temperature display; and advanced service diagnostics.

Meiko
www.meiko.us
800/55-MEIKO
The NAFEM Show Booth #994



MICHIGAN MAPLE BLOCK CLEANS UP
Michigan Maple Block has spent 125 years understanding customer needs. Emmet's Elixir, its popular cutting surface conditioner, is now available in 1-gal. pump-top jugs for convenient use in commercial kitchens. Originally just available in 16-oz. squeeze bottles, the all-natural, beeswax mineral-oil formula is the only NSF-certified conditioner for wood prep surfaces. Made with anti-microbial agents and natural lemon rosemary essential oils, Emmet's provides safer food preparation than possible with boards produced from man-made products such as plastic.

Michigan Maple Block Co.
800/678-8459
www.butcherblock.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #994




A COMPACT COOKING SUITE FROM MONTAGUE
When the concept and menu cry big but the footprint is not, check out the Excalibur Crusader Single-Depth Island Cooking Suite. The Crusader gives chefs the efficiency of a full-size island suite, but in a compact design. Each Crusader is custom-built to the operator's specifications to maximize performance and space. The Crusader is configured with a variety of options including Pass-Thru or Vectaire Convection Ovens, multiple cook tops, and diverse finishes from brass to stainless steel.

Montague Co.
800/345-1830
www.montaguecompany.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1463



NEW AGE INDUSTRIAL: AS YOU LIKE IT
Space-saving Folding Caterer's Bun Pan Racks are on the move. Customers said they needed a rugged bun pan rack that could hold up to a banquet's worth of food, but fold up like a stack of linens when the event was over. So here it is, designed by operators, delivered by New Age. Built to accommodate 18" x 26" sheet pans, this rack will fold from 21 3/8" to 6" . Easy to transport units are perfect for setup and prep at offsite locations.

New Age Industrial Corp.
800/255-0104
www.newageindustrial.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #637



PANASONIC: MORE POWER, MORE APPLICATIONS
This new line of high-powered Sonic Steamer microwave ovens serves up industrial-strength speed and efficiency to meet the demands of nearly any operation. Panasonic's 2100W and 3200W models are fast, clean, energy efficient and extremely economical to operate. Microwave energy rapidly heats the water content in food to the boiling point, thereby producing steam. Unlike conventional steamers, no water hookup is required. Two full-size pans of lasagna can be cooked in less than 20 minutes; six lbs. of fresh vegetables are ready in just 6 minutes.

Panasonic Commercial Food Service
201/348-7258
www.panasonic.com/steam
The NAFEM Show Booth #800



BEVERAGES STAY COLD WITH PERLICK
The choice is simple but the complexity of storing beer and wine is not. Until now, with the Dual Zone Back Bar. The large capacity unit has two separate, customizable compartments for beer and wine. It has the versatility to please both the beer lover and the wine connoisseur by providing different temperature zones to chill beer, white wine and/or red wine. The Dual Zone can be customized even further with virtually any finish or paint color.

Perlick Corp.
www.perlick.com/dualzone
800/558-5592
The NAFEM Show Booth #3448



FISH STAY FRESH WITH RANDELL FX
When it comes to fresh seafood, FX Technology is a significant breakthrough in critical temperature and humidity management. Through the use of an insulated storage bin and direct air-flow circulation, the operator can extend the usable life of fish by providing storage that retards bacteria growth and maximizes moisture retention. The FX uses no water or ice, eliminating shrinkage of stored seafood, and boosting cost savings and product cleanliness. The FX Series ensures ultra-efficient energy operation and versatile applications that reduces waste.

Randell/Unified Brands
888/994-7636
www.unifiedbrands.net
The NAFEM Show Booth #1200



NONSTOP VEGGIES WITH ROBOT COUPE
Veggies from A to Z feed continuously through the new and improved CL50 Series E Processor. It not only prepares 1,200 servings in 3 hours or less and but also has 39 different processing discs available for unmatched processing versatility. The CL50E comes with a larger hopper to easily process bulk vegetables such as cabbage and will accommodate 10 tomatoes; a second, cylindrical hopper feeds long, delicate vegetables for precise cutting. The newly redesigned, more-rounded lid provides enhanced sanitation by eliminating corners where contaminants can collect.

Robot Coupe USA
800/824-1646
www.robotcoupeusa.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1420






SCRAPPING GETS SPEEDY WITH SALVAJOR
Whether you're dealing with dishes, cafeteria trays or large cookware, the Salvajor Scrap Collector will double the speed of scrapping and pre-rinsing while reducing both labor and water costs. The Collector recirculates water in a powerful flow of 35 to 70 gpm, but only introduces 2 gal. of fresh water per minute. The unit's basket collects only fibrous and non-soluble food waste. It reduces waste bulk by 50%, waste weight by 80% and is widely accepted in areas that restrict the use of disposers. View a video of the Scrap Collector in action on the Salvajor Web site.

Salvajor Co.
www.salvajor.com
800/725-8256
The NAFEM Show Booth #2030



SANIFLOOR HAS BUILT-IN CLEANING
Sani-Floor Self Washing Floor System is a revolutionary flooring system that will keep commercial kitchen and bar floors cleaner, safer, more sanitary, and much more comfortable. The stainless steel trough system has high-pressure spray nozzles recessed flush into the floor; skid-proof, anti-fatigue grates cover the system. Water, grease and food debris fall through the grates and are washed onto removable strainer trays for easy disposal. Sani-Floor reduces slip-and-fall accidents, saves on labor, water and the cost of rubber mats.

Sani-Floor LLC
866/895-7264
www.sanifloor.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2928



SCOTSMAN LEADS WITH ENERGY STAR
Scotsman is proud to offer one of the widest selections of Energy Star qualified ice machines available in the marketplace today. With more than 58 models from which to choose, Scotsman offers 57 percent more Energy Star models than its nearest competitor. That's good news for operators who can realize as much as 20% energy savings by simply using an Energy Star qualified ice machine. Restaurants that invest strategically can cut utility costs 10% to 30% without sacrificing service, quality, style or comfort—while making significant contributions to a cleaner environment.

Scotsman Ice/Manitowoc
800/726-8762
www.scotsman-ice.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1224





UNIVERSAL FIT WITH SELCO'S CONTROLS
Selco has a complete new line of Cold Capillary Thermostats which provide precise cold temperature control for refrigeration, freezers and display cases. Ready for drop-in-place installation, they easily adapt to virtually any commercial or residential refrigerator or freezer to provide easy, cost-effective replacement for a wide range of OEM controls. The new K Series thermostats—the KS, KD, KP and KX—are similar in primary control functions and adaptability, but offer varying functions so that OEMs can easily select the unit best suited for their specific need.

Selco Products/ECC
800/229-2332
www.selcoproducts.com


SERVICE IDEAS POURS ON HOT IDEAS
Beverage servers work from morning to midnight without complaint. They can look good too. With the elegant Alfi Hotel Design Servers, any operation can make hot drinks taste better and deliver a more pleasant presentation. The servers feature double-wall vacuum insulation; a stainless steel body; and an Alfi stopper lid. Beyond good looks, you get 4-hr. heat retention in three different size servers: 4 l., .7 L and 1 l.. All are dishwasher-safe. Please visit the Web site for more information.

Service Ideas
800/328-4493
www.serviceideas.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #2627



SOMAT TAKES CLEAN APPROACH TO WASTE
Somat's eCorect is a revolutionary and environmentally friendly organic waste decomposing machine. The eCorect machine rapidly dehydrates food waste and compostable disposables, producing a humus-rich soil amendment without the use of enzymes, fresh water or venting, and with no other byproducts. That means zero impact on sewers and landfills. With its integrated, cutting-edge odor-management system, the eCorect is easy to install, operate and maintain, and does not require plumbing connections or ventilation.

Somat Co./Div. ITW
800/237-6628
www.somatcompany.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1446



STERO MAKES IT ECO-CLEAN
Sometimes, it's the little things that make a good product even better. Stero's next generation of EcoRinse Warewashers is debuting with new standard and optional features. All EcoRinse equipment will now feature touch-pad controls as standard equipment as well as three optional features: top-mounted booster heater; insulated cabinet-style doors; and insulated hood. This new series of warewashers is Energy Star certified, and provides the same exclusive high-temperature system which reduces both water usage and energy costs while increasing production.

Stero/Div. ITW
800/762-7600
www.stero.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1446



THUNDER GROUP HAS DISHES THAT LAST
Tough and durable, but stylishly designed too: That describes the melamine tabletop products, including plates and bowls, saucers, cups and trays, available from Thunder Group. The stylish, 100% pure, non-toxic melamine is fully NSF certified. Styles, colors and materials are fashion-forward yet affordable-- designs include Western and Eastern influences, designed for medium to extra heavyweight use in institutions or restaurants. Thunder can customize melamine in accordance with client's choices on colors, logos, patterns, size, shape, and the weights of the product.

Thunder Group
866/827-4664
www.tarhong.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1471



TOMLINSON KETTLES PULL IN CUSTOMERS
Merchandising comes naturally to kettle displays, and soup sales just got a boost with the new and improved Glenray Kettle now available from Tomlinson. Now more energy efficient and economical, this versatile, electrically heated 10 1/2 qt. kettle warms, holds and merchandises soups and other hot food specialties. Its attractive stainless steel finish looks great, and its compact footprint, only 14 ¾" H x 13 5/16" in diameter, lets you fit it in the tightest locations. Temperature control adjusts by degrees, not just low, medium or high.

Tomlinson Industries
216/587-3400, Ext. 112
www.tomlinsonind.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #1720



WOODSTONE ROTISSERIE THINKS BIG
Check out the unique design of the Whatcom Rotisserie, which allows different products to be cooked at the same time without exchanging flavors. Ten spit locations allow an enormous variety of products to be cooked simultaneously. Three powerful gas burners--two programmable IR burners and a showy, powerful radiant flame post in the unit's center—cook product to perfection. Tempered-glass front door makes the cooking process fully visible to chefs and customers alike. A constant-drip water bath removes cooking grease from the cabinet. A countertop model is also available.

Wood Stone Corp.
800/988-8074
www.woodstone-corp.com
The NAFEM Show Booth #4000



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