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Tina Read
GFEN Director
400 North Capitol St. 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Office: 202-824-7151
E-mail: Tina Read

2017 GFEN BLUE FLAME AWARD ANNOUNCED ON JAN 3RD

The coveted GFEN Blue Flame Product of the Year is awarded annually to a gas equipment manufacturer who has introduced a new or improved gas foodservice appliance or product.   his year’s eight nominations were judged on a broad range of criteria. These included safety, savings, quality and many other areas which helped to set the winning product apart from its peers.

This year the Blue Flame Award for PRODUCT OF THE YEAR went to Royal Range of California, for its high efficiency deep fat fryer, model #RHEF-45-CM.  GFEN’s product champions and executive leaders presented the award on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the NAFEM show in Orlando, FL.

If you are interested in applying for the 2018 award, see the application materials below.

2018 GFEN BLUE FLAME PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD PROCESS

The Product of the Year Award is awarded to one appliance manufacturer typifying the best in new or improved gas technology. The Product of the Year Award recognizes outstanding technology & innovation in the Gas Foodservice Industry. With GFEN members located throughout North America, winning the GFEN Blue Flame Award effectively showcases your product and demonstrates how your company is leading commercial foodservice efforts in research, development and market acceptance.

Please e-mail the form with supporting documentation on your natural gas fueled product: Photo(s) specification sheets, brochures, etc. to GFEN. Submit all entries to Tina Read at tread@escenter.org or mail them to 400 North Capitol St., 4th Floor, Washington DC 20001 by the closing date.

Blue Flame Award Nomination

  • Appliance Information

  • Manufacturer Information

  • Sales and economic impact (20 %):

  • Marketing– Describe the success of any marketing efforts to date. Include any marketing plans for promoting the appliance. List any customers utilizing the appliance.
  • Describe the appliance’s impact on the economy. Discuss the use of raw materials, productivity and efficiency gains, market share, etc.
  • Innovative principles (40%):

  • Describe how this appliance is unique from other appliances providing the same or similar functions.
  • Describe how new technology or existing technology is applied in a new way and/or how novel engineering principles have been incorporated into the appliance design.
  • Describe how this appliance is superior in its construction, reliability, maintainability, and how it impacts on equipment warranties.
  • Describe environmental type impacts such as: reduced emissions, electric demand, water conservation, etc.
  • Technology improvements (30%):

  • Describe financial savings in total costs over the life of the appliance, savings to end users, savings to the environment in its production or use, or savings over previous appliances performing the same function. Talk about installation savings, impact on operating labor costs, cleaning costs, etc.
  • Describe design efficiencies and controls that improve food production. Detail increased efficiency or ease of use resulting from additional functions over that of a previous appliance.
  • Provide savings in use of energy during pre-heat, idle, production, or cool down (measured in Btu’s). Include ASTM standard performance documentation, if available. Share how energy efficiency gains have been documented.
  • Describe improved safety measures and controls to end user of the appliance.
  • Applicant information

  • 5. Supporting documentation should be submitted with each entry. This documentation becomes the property of GFEN and will not be returned. Max combined upload size is 3MB. For larger files, please contact Tina Read at tread@escenter.org.
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