Special Report | May 2011 | By Mary Avant

Making the Most of NRA 2011

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The NRA Show in Chicago is the industry's biggest annual event.
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2011 Kitchen Innovations Awards

Camduction Complete Heat System

Manufacturer: Cambro Manufacturing

This hot-meal delivery system charges 20 heat retention bases in one unit and promises reliable temperature holding for 60 minutes.

CORE Protection Fire System

Manufacturer: CaptiveAire Systems Inc.

The fire-suppression system includes real-time monitoring, supervision, and communication of operational status and specific fault conditions.

Mini 2in1 Combi Oven

Manufacturer: Cleveland Range LLC

The oven-steamer comes with two independent cooking chambers and requires limited space, allowing simultaneous food preparation.

Coca-Cola Freestyle

Manufacturer: The Coca-Cola Company

This self-serve fountain dispenser features more than 100 beverages, and takes the same amount of space as an eight-valve machine.

Hot Cube 3

Manufacturer: Cres Cor

The tri-powered hybrid hot cabinet uses 120V indoors and converts to propane heat for eight hours outdoors.

Apex Conveyor Dishmachine

Manufacturer: Ecolab

Apex Conveyor is designed for spotless ware results using half the utilities. The dishmachine also cleans and delimes itself automatically.

Ecolab Cleaning Caddy

Manufacturer: Ecolab

This restroom-cleaning caddy, complete with chemical dispenser, spray wand, on-board wet vac, and rechargeable battery, is the size of a mop and bucket.

EcoVent Exhaust Air Cleaner

Manufacturer: Franke Foodservice Systems

The first cooking exhaust cleaner to introduce grease- and odor-reducing effects of UV light in the airstream, reducing the need for filters and daily cleaning.

Jet Extraction System

Manufacturer: Halton Company

An extraction-exhaust system that uses a cyclonic aspirating hood to provide quiet cooking.

Proximity Heat Reclaim Hood

Manufacturer: Halton Company

This reclaim hood captures the highest clean combustion heat from a gas appliance, supplies hot water, and reduces energy consumption.

PriMelt Oil Melter

Manufacturer: Henny Penny

PriMelt is an on-board oil melter that converts semisolid oils to a clear liquid and maintains it for replenishment, without hot splash.

Advansys CLER Energy Recovery

Manufacturer: Hobart Corporation

The conveyor-type warewasher captures heat from exhaust air to preheat inlet water for energy savings.

Indigo Series Ice Machine

Manufacturer: Manitowoc Ice

Operators can program ice production and monitor ice clarity and machine maintenance, as well as energy and water usage.

M-iQ Flight-Type Dishwasher

Manufacturer: MEIKO, USA

The M-iQ includes a filtration system that removes food waste from the wash water and features a filtration process that collects food soil and flushes it out in high-pressure cycles.

Dragon Fire Thermo Recovery Filter

Manufacturer: National Hot Water

A device that replaces grease filters in vent hoods and combines a heat exchanger with a grease filter to convert heat exhaust into energy.

Produce Soak with Advanced Washing Technology

Manufacturer: Power Soak Systems Inc.

Free-flowing water moves soil from hard-to-reach areas. Advanced Washing Inserts and Flexible Tank Dividers create rotating motions for thorough washing and sanitation.

Pro-Max Two Sided Grill with Pro-Lift Hinge System

Manufacturer: Star Manufacturing

This Pro-Max Grill uses a hinge system that transfers loads to compression springs for improved multifood grilling capabilities.

STOVESHOES

Manufacturer: STOVESHOES LLC

A cost-effective alternative to wheels or casters, these are nonbreakable, chemical resistant, and low friction, making sliding kitchen equipment easy.

Kwik Clean 3 Pre-Rinse Spray Nozzle

Manufacturer: Strahman Valves Inc.

The three-tip nozzle allows for quick spray pattern changes. Its high-efficiency design reduces energy and wastewater costs while lowering CO2 emissions.

VISION Underbar Furniture

Manufacturer: Supreme Metal Inc.

A line of underbar furniture that features interchangeable and customizable finishes, hardware, fixtures, storage options, and installation configurations.

The Quiet One

Manufacturer: Vitamix Corporation

The quietest commercial blender available, providing sound reduction through its exclusive door-seal design.

Universal Ventless Hoods

Manufacturer: Wells Manufacturing

With the flexibility to mix and match various electric cooking equipment and an innovative air path with a four-stage filtration system, these hoods capture more effluents with 34 percent less air flow and 30 percent less noise.

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It was our first visit to the NRA, we were amazed at the size of the trade show, it was great to walk around but exhausting! We managed to visit the Willis Tower one evening which was a great experience, thanks for the tips on places to visit, we managed to go to a few of them.

Gosh, I wish I would have had that ionframtoin earlier!

NRA is such a great place to visit.I never been there but hopefully this coming year i can bring my family there.How much do you think do i need to pay?

It would be fun attending a NRA show - lots of sample food to taste.

t hopefully this coming year i can bring my family there.How much do you think do i need to pay?

I will be visit this NRA exhibition in chicago. Please if anyone can provide information about for buying tickets and how much pay for it?. international trade shows

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It was our first visit to the NRA, we were amazed at the size of the trade show, it was great to walk around but exhausting! We managed to visit the Willis Tower one evening which was a great experience, thanks for the tips on places to visit, we managed to go to a few of them.Webmaster of Bauchmuskeltraining

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