The National Restaurant Association announced on Feb. 12 the recipients of the 2014 Kitchen Innovations Awards, which honor equipment and technology that specifically improve back-of- the-house operations to benefit restaurant operators. The announcement marks the 10th year of the association’s KI Awards program recognizing cutting-edge advancements in increased energy efficiency, waste reduction and more for the foodservice industry.
This year’s 24 KI Awards recipients offer solutions for operators addressing waste reduction, energy conservation, enhanced sanitation and increased efficiency with equipment that showcases hybrid cooking techniques and reduced cooking times. The winners will be on display at May’s NRA Show in Chicago.
Edlund Co. Model KSUV-18 UV Knife Sterilization Cabinet: Patent-pending knife cabinet utilizes UV light to sterilize cutlery in as little as 5 minutes; there are no chemicals and no risk of rust/pitting on knives.