Best In Class Equipment

Each year Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (better known as FES) Magazine polls their subscribers and asks them to evaluate equipment and supplies manufacturers on seven characteristics. The seven key factors are:

  • Product Quality
  • Product Value
  • Product Design and Aesthetics
  • Service and Support
  • Sales Representation
  • Product Inventory and Availability
  • Product Information Availability

 

The results come out each in October. You might be shopping now, and if you can’t wait until October, here are the top performers from 2014.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Category Winner
Blast Chillers Traulsen
Braising Pans/Tilting Skillets Cleveland
Charbroilers Vulcan
Chef Counters – Prefabricated Delfield
Combi Ovens Alto-Shaam
Convection Ovens Blodgett
Conveyor Ovens Lincoln
Cook and Hold Ovens Alto-Shaam
Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication Advance Tabco
Deck Ovens Blodgett
Dishwashers/Warewashers Hobart
Floor Mixers Globe Food Equipment Co.
Free Standing Floor Fryers Frymaster
Ice Makers Manitowoc Ice
Mobile Hot Food Holding Equipment Hatco
Ranges, Gas or Electric Vulcan
Refrigerated Prep Tables True Manufacturing
Steam Jacketed Kettles Cleveland
Steamers Cleveland
Upright Reach-In Refrigeration True Manufacturing
Ventilation Systems CaptiveAire
Walk-In Refrigeration Thermo-Kool

 

Light Equipment Category Winner
Beverage Blender Vitamix
Coffee Brewers Bunn-O-Matic
Conveyor Toasters Hatco
Countertop Batch Ovens Bakers Pride
Countertop Griddles Vulcan
Disposers Salvajor
Electric Food Processors Robot Coupe
Electric Slicers Hobart
Heat Lamps Hatco
High Speed Ovens TurboChef
Induction Cooktops Vollrath
Manual Food Choppers Vollrath
Microwave Ovens Amana
Parts and Accessories Franklin Machine Products (FMP)
Scales Edlund Company
Shelving Metro
Sinks, Prefabricated Advance Tabco
Underbar Fabrication Perlick
Underbar Refrigeration True Manufacturing
Worktables, Prefabricated Advance Tabco

 

Smallwares Category Winner
Cookware Vollrath
Cutlery Dexter-Russell
Food Storage Containers Cambro
Tabletop and Buffet Serving Accessories Vollrath
Thermometers/Sensors Cooper-Atkins

 

Congratulations to all of the winning manufacturers! We’re looking forward to seeing the Best in Class list for 2015.

Tags: FES Magazine, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, heavy restaurant equipment, light restaurant equipment, manufacturers, restaurant equipment, smallwares

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Reach In Refrigeration

Reach In Refrigeration

Standard Top Sandwich Prep Refrigeration

Standard Top Sandwich Prep Refrigeration

Mega Top Sandwich Prep Refrigeration

Mega Top Sandwich Prep Refrigeration

Pizza Prep Tables and Stations

Pizza Prep Tables and Stations

Undercounter Refrigeration

Undercounter Refrigeration

Walk-In Coolers

Walk-In Coolers

Walk-In Freezers

Walk-In Freezers

Worktop Refrigeration

Worktop Refrigeration

Chef Base Refrigeration

Chef Base Refrigeration

Display Refrigeration

Display Refrigeration

Ice Cream Freezers and Spot Freezers

Ice Cream Freezers and Spot Freezers

Milk Coolers

Milk Coolers

Drop-In Cold Food Unit

Drop-In Cold Food Unit

Ice Cream Dipping Cabinets

Ice Cream Dipping Cabinets

Whip Cream Dispensers

Whip Cream Dispensers

Batch Freezers

Batch Freezers

Soft Serve Machines

Soft Serve Machines

Ranges

Ranges

Ovens

Ovens

Fryers

Fryers

Fryer Filters

Fryer Filters

Char Broilers

Char Broilers

Griddles

Griddles

Commercial Microwave Ovens

Commercial Microwave Ovens

Hot Plates

Hot Plates

Sandwich Grills

Sandwich Grills

Stock Pot Ranges

Stock Pot Ranges

Commercial Toasters

Commercial Toasters

Commercial Steamers

Commercial Steamers

Fry Dump Stations

Fry Dump Stations

Cheese Melters

Cheese Melters

Braising Pans

Braising Pans

Warmers

Warmers

Salamanders

Salamanders

Combiwave Ovens

Combiwave Ovens

Hot Dog Cookers

Hot Dog Cookers

Slicers

Slicers

Mixers

Mixers

Work Tables

Work Tables

Open Base Work Tables

Open Base Work Tables

Cabinet Base Work Tables

Cabinet Base Work Tables

Equipment Stands

Equipment Stands

Blenders

Blenders

Food Processors

Food Processors

Meat Grinders and Food Grinders

Meat Grinders and Food Grinders

Meat Saws

Meat Saws

Food Cutters

Food Cutters

Pizza Cut & Pack Tables

Pizza Cut & Pack Tables

Ingredient Bins

Ingredient Bins

Dish/ Compartment Sinks

Dish/ Compartment Sinks

Hand Sinks

Hand Sinks

Dish Machines

Dish Machines

Glass Washers

Glass Washers

Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals

Mop Sinks

Mop Sinks

Coffee Service

Coffee Service

Hot Beverage Dispenser

Hot Beverage Dispenser

Espresso Machines

Espresso Machines

Frozen Drink Dispenser

Frozen Drink Dispenser

Tea Service

Tea Service

Juice Dispensers

Juice Dispensers

Hot Food Tables

Hot Food Tables

Carving Station

Carving Station

Holding Cabinets

Holding Cabinets

Drop-In Food Wells

Drop-In Food Wells

Countertop Warmers

Countertop Warmers

Heat Lamps

Heat Lamps

Direct Draw Systems: Kegerators

Direct Draw Systems: Kegerators

Deep Well Bottle Coolers

Deep Well Bottle Coolers

Back Bar Storage

Back Bar Storage

Glass Chillers

Glass Chillers

Under Bar Equipment

Under Bar Equipment

Bar Sinks

Bar Sinks

Glass Washers

Glass Washers

Ice Bins and Cocktail Equipment

Ice Bins and Cocktail Equipment

Blenders

Blenders

Blender Stations

Blender Stations

Frozen Drink Dispenser

Frozen Drink Dispenser

Drainboard Glassracks

Drainboard Glassracks

Liquor Displays

Liquor Displays

Microwave Ovens

Microwave Ovens

Blenders

Blenders

Toasters

Toasters

Dry Storage Shelving Kits

Dry Storage Shelving Kits

Utility Carts

Utility Carts

Dunnage Rack

Dunnage Rack

Pan & Tray Racks

Pan & Tray Racks

Pass-Through Shelving

Pass-Through Shelving

Display Shelving

Display Shelving

Commercial restaurant security carts

Security Carts

Keg Racks

Keg Racks