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Commercial Steam Cookers

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

Also referred to as a “compartment steamer,” a device with one or more food steaming compartments in which the energy in the steam is transferred to the food by direct contact. Models may include countertop models, wall-mounted models and floor-models mounted on a stand, pedestal or cabinet-style base.

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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 pressureless steamers have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, FEMP has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified unit can save a typical federal user $5,430 in energy costs over the life of the unit. In addition, EPA has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified unit can avoid between 12,477 and 15,051 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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