It certainly appears that impartial judges have taken a liking to the practical HVACR components frequently added on to freezers and coolers, which help the units run efficiently and accurately.
Three such products were among just 21 winners in the 2013 Kitchen Innovations (KI) awards, presented at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. (The show had more than 2,000 exhibitors, most with multiple products.) The nine-member panel included those involved in equipment selection from a range of businesses including Walt Disney Resorts and McDonald’s.
One winner was the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller from KE2 Therm Solutions. Designed as a controller for walk-in coolers and freezers, the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller was selected for the KI award for its energy-efficiency characteristic, communication capability, and ability to be used for new installation or retrofit of existing refrigeration equipment.