Baxter announced that its OV500G1EE and OV500G2EE gas rack ovens are now ENERGY STAR qualified. While Baxter’s products have touted energy-saving capabilities for years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently introduced a gas rack oven category to its ENERGY STAR program. Since then, Baxter’s two models are the only rack ovens in the industry to receive certification.

Both the OV500G1EE and OV500G2EE gas rack ovens are ideal for baking, roasting, and reheating a variety of food. With a unique airflow system, heat is controlled so that it is dispersed evenly from top to bottom of the oven. This results in thorough, even cooking of everything from breads and pastries to meats and casseroles.

The blue ENERGY STAR logo is the world’s most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency. To receive the ENERGY STAR, a product must meet strict energy and greenhouse gas emission requirements set by the EPA and then obtain certification by an EPA-recognized Certification Body. Standards for rack ovens are based on FSTC (Fish-Nick) ASTM testing.

Steve Woodward, Engineering Manager at Baxter, says, “Baxter is committed to researching, engineering and developing equipment that meets our customers’ needs. Obtaining an ENERGY STAR certification for our rack ovens demonstrates that we are helping operators use less energy, cut costs and decrease emissions—all while producing top-quality food their patrons will love.”

Since 1958, Baxter has been a leader in designing and manufacturing quality foodservice and bakery equipment sold worldwide; products include rotating rack ovens, deck ovens, mini rotating ovens, proofers, and more. Baxter is a division of ITW’s Food Equipment Group—North America (ITW FEG-NA). A 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award recipient and ENERGY STAR Partner since 2008, ITW FEG is composed of industry-leading brands including Hobart, Traulsen, Stero, and Vulcan, all of which design and manufacture commercial food equipment for foodservice and food retail customers. To learn more about Baxter visit

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