Vulcan Wins Two NRA Kitchen Innovations® Awards
February 10, 2016—Vulcan’s Low Water Energy (LWE)
Convection Steamer and ABC Combi Oven have been named recipients of the “Kitchen
Innovations® 2016 Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant,
Hotel-Motel Show®” (NRA). Chosen by a
panel of expert judges, the award marks the industry’s most ground-breaking
innovations that meaningfully improve the back of the house.
The revolutionary innovation of the LWE Convection Steamer
reduces water usage by up to 90% compared to traditional steamers, saving
operators money and energy without sacrificing cooking quality. The model is the
first and only ENERGY STAR® certified electric á la carte counter-top, generator-based
steamer, slashing energy costs in half.
“The LWE technology is truly ground-breaking, and the
cost-savings are unparalleled,” said David Sealfon, business unit manager, steam
cooking. “Another added benefit of less water usage is less maintenance.
Operators may only need to change the water filter once a year, making this a
win in more ways than one.”
With only three knobs and an automatically adjusting
humidity control, the simplicity of Vulcan’s ABC Combi is unmatched. ““While
the underlying technology is complex, the operation is not – that is what has
made the ABC Combi the most intuitive machine in its class,” said Ray
Bittikofer, business unit manager, combi ovens. “One of the biggest pain points of combi ovens
for end-users is the difficulty in operating it due to the complexity of the
controls. Anyone who has cooked with a
convection oven can use the ABC Combi, because the controls are equally as
simple. Set the time and temperature,
and let technology do the rest.”
Vulcan is no stranger to the Kitchen Innovation Award, also
boasting recognitions in the last several years for the PowerFry5™ Fryer and the IRX™ Infrared
Recipients of the Kitchen Innovations
2016 Award will be featured in the popular Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the 2016
National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, to be held May
21-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Masterful design. Precision performance.
State-of-the-art innovation. For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been
recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for top-quality, energy
efficient commercial cooking equipment that consistently produces spectacular
results. Trust Vulcan to help make your culinary creations turn out just
right—each and every time. Vulcan is part of ITW Food Equipment Group. For more information,
For more information on the LWE Convection Steamer, visit
For more information on the ABC Combi Oven, visit Vulcanequipment.com/products/combi.
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