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Xpress Grill

Completely Redesigned Garland XPress Grill

The Next Generation in Two-Sided Cooking

The XPress Grill’s upper and lower grill plates cook both sides simultaneously, reducing cook times by up to 50%. The precise temperature controls ensuring food is cooked to appropriate core temperature ensuring operators achieve consistent quality and food safety. Plus, rapid recovery and rapid pre-heat features save energy by allowing the griddle to cool between peak periods.



  • available in 12″ one platen; 24″ one or two platen; 36″ one, two or three platen
  • New 2″ cook height
  • New multi-stage cooking that provides ability to program extra steps with in the same recipe, up to 10

Ease of Use & Cleaning:

  • New EasyTouch screen desing is simple and intuitive with Press and Go interface
  • New USB interfrace — update menus
  • New Single shaft platen lift assembly

Temperature Control:

  • New advanced temperature control, smart anticipation versus on-off
  • Temperature uniformity with five independently controlled heat zones — three on plate and two on platen
  • New Each lane can now be set to different temperature

Energy Savings:

  • Reduces energy by approx 24%
  • New- Lanes can be turned off when not required
  • Annual savings of equipment and HVAC –providing comfort in the kitchen


New Sammic Vacuum Sealers!

Did you know that the new Sammic SU vacuum packing machines equipped with the Bluetooth + Printer option enable labels to be printed directly without the need for additional equipment?

The vacuum packing machines from the Sammic Ultra Sensor range have the most advanced features and a wide range of options. One of these options is Bluetooth connectivity + connection to printer. Bluetooth connectivity enables the printer to be controlled from a mobile device using a free application. Thus, vacuum programs with preset values ​​can be created and name and a label assigned to each one.

The label contains complete information regarding the preservation of the packaged product, as it comes with the product name, the vacuum values, packaging date, storage temperature and expiry date.


The printer, which is purchased separately and is configured for the SU packers, is connected to the cable box. If the program to be executed is assigned a label, it is printed directly at the end of the vacuum cycle, thus enabling easy management of the products with their expiry dates for future conservation.


Berner Air Curtain App



Moving to 100% Hydrocarbons

Delfield refrigeration is ahead of the new 2019 EPA standards.  In the video below, Kaye M. Wisner, Welbilt, talks with Marc Chasserot, Publisher of at NRA Show 2017 in Chicago about the switch to100% hydrocarbon for the company’s upright refrigerator and the rest of their line.



Welbilt named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Welbilt names Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence eighth consecutive year

Video: Caitlin Rodgers, Vice President of Marketing Communications & Services accepts the award on behalf of Welbilt
Welbilt, EnergyStar

Murray Meyers, Caitilin Rodgers & Wendell Hays receiving the Energy Star Partner of the Year award.

New Port Richey, FL – April 6, 2017 – Welbilt has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Welbilt’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

Welbilt, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency by receiving eight years of award winning excellence. Currently participating and offering seven product brands in seven ENERGY STAR categories, including fryers, ice machines, refrigerators & freezers, steam cookers, griddles, hot holding cabinets, and ovens. Significantly increasing the number of ENERGY STAR products offered in its Frymaster® fryer line and product sales for Koolaire® ENERGY STAR qualified ice machines.

“Welbilt truly values our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Caitlin Rodgers, VP Marketing Communication & Services.” It’s exciting to see the impact we’ve made through our commercial foodservice equipment and we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”

In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.

The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

For a full list of all the Energy Star products available from Welbilt, visit


Convotherm School Packages

Save time and money while increasing participation rates with Convotherm combi-ovens!

Check out Convotherm’s School Packages and order by June 30th to save big for your school!

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Introducing Bizerba

Performance Reps Northwest strives to continually bring growth opportunities to the Pacific Northwest by strengthening our product portfolio. This why we are excited to announce our partnership with Bizerba Food Service.

Bizerba is a market leader, setting standards for slicing, weighing, bakery ovens and meat processing equipment. Bizerba Food Service registered strong growth, with respect to its restaurant slicer unit sales, in 2016 driven by affordability, high performance and dynamic product cleaning and sanitizing.

PRNW has over three decades of specifying, quoting and selling premium food service equipment into the commercial and institutional food service segments. “We are pleased to take this important step with Performance Reps NW,” said Denis Griesmer, sales manager food service for Bizerba North America. “Whether Performance Reps NW is engaging operators with its industry knowledge, strengthening relationships with leading food service facility design consultants or applying its passionate approach to customer care, Performance Reps NW will make an impactful addition to the Bizerba sales organization.”

Premium Class Slicers

Tenderizer and Strip Cutter


MercoMax™ – Maximum innovation in hot holding

MercoMax™ - Maximum innovation in hot holding
Research shows that better food quality correlates directly to an increase in customer satisfaction and sales. It is why we have developed the MercoMax holding cabinets. This latest innovation in hot holding allows operators to hold food in a ‘fresh state’ longer. Rather than relying on a timer algorithm to control heat in the cabinet, we knew that food quality would benefit from an environment controlled by an actual temperature reading from inside the cabinet itself. This innovation allows your staff to be confident the product is held at the correct temperature and time to preserve product quality and ensure food safety.

integrated touch screen

When it comes to temperature, most holding cabinets rely on radiant heat alone. While radiant heat can be adequate, especially for fried foods, the constant exchange of air inside the cabinet provides an optimal holding environment.

MercoMax visual holding cabinets

The MercoMax holding cabinets are proof circulating air contributes to a ‘fresh out of the fryer’ taste and texture longer (twice as long as standard radiant heat holding systems). Due to the temperature being closely monitored, the unit can respond quickly to compensate for even minor temperature changes in ambient conditions. Hear more

Available to order by the end of Q12017.

MercoMax visual holding cabinets

SmartVide8+ – NAFEM’s “What’s Hot What’s Cool”

Sammic’s SmartVide8+ —  one of NAFEM’s “What’s Hot What’s Cool” items for the 2016 show!Sammic SousVide

The new SmartVide8 Plus comes equipped with
cutting edge features that allow interchange of time
and temperature data providing an effective
HAACP control with Bluetooth Connectivity.
Recipes can be programmed into the unit so that
quality control can be maintained. Its ease of use
and reporting capabilities makes it great for multi unit
monitoring and controls.
From the mobile app, data and reports can be easily
printed or emailed for proper HAACP compliance.
It comes with a Full-Color 3.5” TFT display that
simultaneously displays target and water temperatures, or core temperatures with probe (sold separately). It is portable, stainless steel made and able to maintain temperature     within 14 gallons of water. Also, It’s the only NSF approved Thermal Circulator on the market.

www.sous-vide.cookingNAFEM Show

2017 Culinary Forcast

Here is a look at the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 Culinary Forecast

National Restaurant Association Culinary Forcast