FCSI Selects Two Hobart Products as Top 10 Most Innovative Products of 2010

Two Hobart products – the Bluetooth-enabled CombiR oven and the AM Select
Ventless warewasher – are included on the Food Consultants Society
International (FCSI) “10 Most Innovative Products for 2010” list. The FCSI
plans to name one product from this list as “Product of the Year” based on
voting that takes place at the organization’s annual conference in
Minneapolis, Minn., March 18-20.
> Hobart’s patent-pending ENERGY STARR qualified AM Select Ventless
warewasher not only cleans and sanitizes dishware and heavily soiled pots
and pans, but it is also the first ventless door-type warewasher to feature
an energy recovery system. In its first year, the new AM Select Ventless
warewasher can save foodservice operations more than $5,000 in energy
recovery, reduced HVAC use, and the elimination of a vent hood and fan
installation. In addition, when compared to previous models, the AM Select
Ventless can save up to $1,400 a year in energy and water, assuming five
hours of warewashing per day. The AM Select Ventless is a recipient of this
year’s National Restaurant Association Kitchen InnovationsT award, which
recognizes groundbreaking foodservice equipment as selected by an
independent panel of experts.
> Hobart’s Bluetooth-enabled Combi oven offers convection, steam and
combination modes from one device, letting kitchen operators cook to their
own specifications. The optional Bluetooth-enabled barcode scanner and
software kit make creating and programming recipes as easy as scanning a
barcode. Hobart’s Bluetooth-enabled Combi oven with barcode scanner was the
winner of the 2009 Kitchen Innovations award for its ability to
automatically control the cooking program and exchange recipes wirelessly.
> About Hobart
> Hobart is the world leader in commercial food equipment and service for
the foodservice and food retail industries. Hobart, an ENERGY STAR Partner
of the Year, manufactures products for warewashing and waste handling; food
preparation; Baxter bakery; cooking; weighing, wrapping and labeling
systems; and Traulsen refrigeration. Hobart equipment is supported by a
national network of nearly 1,700 factory-trained service technicians and 200
locations across the United States. To learn more about Hobart, visit