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FEA members start to populate new categories on Energy Technology List

9th Apr 2024 - 05:00
FEA members start to populate new categories on Energy Technology List
The Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) has congratulated Hobart for being the first commercial dishwasher manufacturer to have products listed on the Government’s Energy Technology List (ETL).

Parliament are considering making ETL listing a prerequisite for public sector procurement. The ETL opened a new technology category early in 2023 for Professional Foodservice Equipment (PFSE), with new subcategories being added, including commercial dishwashers and combi ovens. 

Hobart is the first company to be listed in the commercial dishwasher category, joining fellow FEA members MKN and Rational, who listed their products in the combi oven category last year. Hobart has two hood type dishwashers on the ETL, with two undercounter models expected to be listed shortly.

The commercial dishwasher category not only confirms that the equipment meets the required cleaning standards with efficient use of energy, water and chemicals, but also ensures it meets the strictest of hygiene standards using bacterial testing methods.

Andy Threlfall, FEA’s technical and policy director, said: “For companies like Hobart, getting listed on the ETL is an investment, both in time and money. Of course, it’s also a great way for a PFSE manufacturer to prove their energy efficiency credentials. And it’s brilliant for equipment buyers who are interested in sustainability and energy efficiency, as it gives them the information they need.

“We heartily commend these manufacturers who have gained ETL listing. They are leading the way by achieving recognition and approval for their products, which had to meet strict energy efficiency and performance levels using the new BSEN testing standards.”  

At the recent HRC exhibition Liebherr announced it had been added to the list of manufacturers in the ETL Refrigeration category. The company joins FEA members True Refrigeration and Electrolux Professional Refrigeration in having their energy efficient equipment listed in the professional refrigeration and display refrigeration categories.

Written by
Edward Waddell