AccuTemp Products’ Accu-Steam Griddle beat out nine other Innovation Showcase finalists to be named FCSI The Americas - Product of the Year at their biennial Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.
Before the April 14—16, 2016 Conference, Accu-Steam was one of 10 Innovation Showcase finalists selected from entries submitted by (The Americas) Corporate Members. All entries were reviewed and finalists chosen by a panel of FCSI’s young and emerging consultants, as well as distinguished FCSI Fellows. During the Nashville Conference, all ten products were on display, demonstrated and information provided. Consultant members were asked to evaluate these Showcase finalists and cast a ballot for the most innovative product. When ballots were counted, the Accu-Steam Griddle was named the 2016 Product of the Year.
“AccuTemp is honored to receive this distinction from the FCSI The Americas for our unique steam-heated griddle,” says Dan Monfort, AccuTemp’s vice president, Consultant Services Division. “Having earned the FCSI’s Award for Distinguished Development in 2002, this latest recognition confirms our on-going mission of: Setting the standard for others to follow.”
Accu-Steam is the only griddle that uses steam to transfer heat, delivers uniform surface temperatures at 3 degrees of set temperature, with recovery times of 10 seconds or less.
The griddle plate is heated by steam generated in a patented, hermetically sealed vacuum chamber below the griddle surface. This sealed steam system never needs water, cleaning or maintenance. Near-perfect uniform heating means no wasted griddle surface, higher production capacity per foot of griddle and more consistent and safely cooked product.
The AccuTemp Griddle is available in both gas and electric heated 24-, 36- and 48-inch wide tabletop or stand mounted models, plus electric heated 36- and 48-inch drop-in models.
FCSI The Americas is a Division of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), which includes practitioners of layout and design, planning, research, technology, operations and management services in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.
For over 50 years FCSI The Americas has worked to enhance member professionalism by hosting educational programs and events, publishing Foodservice Consultant Magazine and their Direct Connection e-newsletter. The Americas Division has eight active regional chapters, plus student chapters to tailor and focus events, content and networking opportunities. For more information visit: fcsi.org/about-fcsi/divisions/the-americas.
AccuTemp Products, Inc. is a leading supplier of connectionless-boilerless steamers and steam-heated griddles to the foodservice industry. The introduction of Steam’N’Hold created the connectionless steamer category and remains the only vacuum-capable, variable temperature steamer. The Evolutio™ Series combines the dependability of a boilerless steamer, with the convenience of a connected steamer, with the lowest water usage in its class. The Accu-Steam Griddle features near-instant heat recovery and the most uniform cooking surface temperature available.
AccuTemp also offers a broad line of Edge Steam Jacketed Kettles and Edge Tilt Skillets (braising pans), including self-contained electric and gas heated tabletop and floor-model kettles, plus gas and electric tabletop and floor model tilt skillets. For more information, visit: www.accutemp.net.
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