May 13, 2022 by Kenneth Verrette Uncategorized National Restaurant Association Show Product Preview After three long years, the National Restaurant Association Show is coming back to Chicago on Saturday, May 21! Foodservice equipment and supply companies have been hard at work designing and manufacturing the latest advancements for your kitchen! Here’s a preview of just a few of the product highlights that will be featured at NRA 2022. We’re sure there will be some exciting surprises, too! For those of you who plan to travel to the show, we have included all the booth numbers for your reference. All are in the South Hall unless otherwise noted. Please stop in and see us at the following booths or better still, contact us before the show so we can schedule a time to visit your favorite manufacturers with you! BauscherHepp, Booth #6638 (North Hall) WMF’s all new Synergy porcelain collection and Style Lights mixed material range combine multi-functionality and superior quality. These lines reflect the latest trends in stylish shapes, colors, materials, and surfaces and are sure to add character and serving flexibility to a wide range of restaurant concepts. Playground ReNew is made from a mixture of clay and 90% recycled material for eco-conscious chefs. Bizerba, Booth #5238 With Bizerba Remote Support, available for the entire Bizerba line, you can save time and money, increase your system availability and reduce on-site service calls. Cambro, Booth #1819 The new Mobile Handwash Station increases hygiene and safety anywhere providing 200, foot pump-activated hand washings per 18-gallon tank. Built-in handle and casters make it easy to maneuver. The Camshelving® GN 1/1 and GN 2/1 Food Pan Trolley is made of composite material that’s stronger than steel yet rust-free for reliable performance front or back of house. Wide 3″ rail spacing provides versatility and ease of use, with pan stops at each end of the rails for stability. Pro Cart Ultra Pan Carriers for GN food pans provide energy-efficient hot, cold, or hot and cold holding and transport in a single cart. A non-electric model will also be available for use with hot or cold foods. Champion, Booth #5007 The new ProFlight 8” touchscreen is a user-friendly control panel that displays temperatures, water levels, pump and heater status, a trouble-shooter/fault indicator, service diagnostic support, and more. The VWS Vortex Wash System’s patented wash system features jets that deliver powerful streams of water to ensure vigorous tumbling action and agitation to clean heavily soiled ware in a power wash sink system. Edlund, Booth #4409 Edlund Bluetooth® Wireless Digital Pizza/Specialty Scales are the first and only pizza/specialty scales utilizing Bluetooth® connectivity, so you can eliminate the cord altogether! The new Bravo!™ BBPZ-20 gives you the choice of a 10” or 12” platform with just two buttons, while the Edvantage® EDPZ-20 provides programmability for different menu items. Edvantage® Series Meat Grinders by Edlund are high efficiency light and medium duty grinders with a new, modern design. Full exterior-mounted grinding components make for easier cleaning, while a ventilated motor enables longer, cooler operation. The Edvantage #1 Manual Can Opener makes can opening requirements easier to manage, with a new 4-sided knife, a more comfortable ergonomic knob, plus exclusive Edvancoat™ technology that more than doubles the wear life of the gear. FWE (Food Warming Equipment Company), Booth #4245 FWE Heated Holding Shelves keep takeout containers, catering boxes, and bagged meals hot, fresh, and safe. Open shelves provide quick and easy access while precise and consistent 175°F heat from radiant elements within the shelves provides uniform warmth for all food and containers. The Hands-Free Portable Hand Sink HS-24 is made for hot and cold water applications. Its stainless steel cabinet body and locking door house a 5-gallon freshwater tank and a 7-gallon soiled water tank. The included water heater quickly warms water for dispensing when needed. Marine rail, 5” casters, and a 10′ cord and cord wrap make set up easy wherever you need it. Hatco, Booth #3612 With full-service, portable and self-service models available, Flav-R-Shield Sneeze Guards provide maximum protection, visibility, functionality, and style. Hatco’s Maskerade™ Undercounter Induction Warmer offers a beautiful, flexible and simple solution for “invisible” hot food holding, with five precise low- to high-power warming levels that suit a wide variety of food types to be held safely and at optimum quality. Warmer can be mounted under a wide variety of countertop materials, including engineered and natural stone. The PW Plate Warmer holds up to 25 pre-heated serving plates to help extend the holding times of most foods. Doorless, open design allows for easy plate retrieval, loading, and cleaning. Mercer Culinary, Booth #1657 BPX Butcher sets deliver sharp, precise cuts use after use with high-carbon German steel. Damascus Knives are beautiful works of art featuring razor sharp super steel with a full tang for balance and rounded spine for comfort. The Renaissance Cheese Knife line has been expanded with soft and hard cheese knives. Incredibly sharp blades cut smoothly and precisely with high-carbon German cutlery steel, a full tang for balance, and smart design for clean cuts. OZZI, Booth #4042 New Reusable Cutlery by OZZI is made of 100% recycled material, is dishwasher safe, and pays for itself in two uses. Sammic, Booth #2880 Compact Vegetable Prep Machine CA-21 provides commercial-grade vegetable prep equipment for smaller kitchens to provide consistent, good production and efficiency in a practical size. The new “Quick fix” Handle & Bowl Clamp supports the versatile XM-12 Hand Blender on the side of the pot or bowl for easier handling. TableCraft, Booth #4248 Lunara and Europa Dinnerware are stylish ways to update your presentation with easy care melamine. Solid and Perforated Portioning Spoons are available in 6 sizes from 2 to 8 ounces. All spoons have color-coded handles that are cool to the touch and labeled with their capacity. Welbilt, Booth #4023 See the latest from the Welbilt brands in the South Hall, booth #4023. You can also see these two 2022 Kitchen Innovations awardees from Welbilt brands Frymaster and Garland in the Kitchen Innovations Showroom in the South Hall: The Frymaster FilterQuick® Intuition FQE30U with open-pot design requires 40% less oil to cook as much food as fry pots almost twice its size, while using 10% less energy and producing less waste. The Garland Xpress Grill with Garland Active Compression provides faster cook times and improved cooking consistency regardless of thickness variations in product going onto the grill. Wood Stone, Booth #4212 The Bistro Line is a value-priced, compact, but mighty oven that can conveniently fit through a doorway for easy installation. The Fire Deck Automatic 9660 Oven delivers the firepower and control that Fast Casual Pizza operators need to produce more consistent, quality pizzas per hour with a labor force requiring less training. In addition, our new debris management design virtually eliminates downtime and service calls. We hope to see you at the show! To schedule a time to visit specific booths or see specific products at the show, contact us.