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Commercial Griddles

Last Updated: 09/02/19 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

A commercial appliance designed for cooking food in oil or its own juices by direct contact with either a flat, smooth, hot surface (e.g., polished steel or chrome plate) or a hot channeled cooking surface (e.g., polished steel or chrome 1/2-inch grooved plate) where plate temperature is thermostatically controlled.

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  • Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
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Life Cycle Cost Savings

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.

For most applications, energy-efficient commercial griddles have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, FEMP has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified electric griddle can save a typical federal user $795 and EPA has estimated that a qualified gas griddle can save a typical user $1,199 in energy costs over the life of the units. In addition, EPA has estimated that the same Energy Star-qualified units can avoid between 1,738 and 3,997 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR commercial kitchen equipment.

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