Commercial Kitchen Solutions
Many restaurant, school, and hospital kitchens have opportunities for increased savings through the installation of energy-efficient cooking and food storage equipment. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for high-efficiency equipment for cooking and refrigeration applications.
- High-efficiency combination ovens are versatile units that allow simultaneous cooking, steaming, and baking. Incentives are available for natural gas models with 40% rated efficiency or higher.
- $1,250 incentive available per oven
- ENERGY STAR® Certified commercial convection ovens are approximately 20% more energy efficient than standard models. Upgrading your convection oven can result in reduced heat loss, a cooler kitchen, and faster and more uniform cooking. Full-size natural gas convection ovens are eligible for an incentive from Efficiency Maine.
- $750 incentive available per oven
- ENERGY STAR® Certified fryers are approximately 30% more efficient than standard models. Their efficient burners, efficient heat exchangers, and insulation levels reduce cook times and stand-by losses. ENERGY STAR® fryers that use natural gas are eligible for an incentive from Efficiency Maine.
- $800 incentive available per fryer
- High-efficiency griddles can help you reduce natural gas consumption because of their thermostatic controls. High-efficiency models can also result in more even cooking because of greater uniformity of temperature across the griddle plate.
- $275 incentive available per griddle
- ENERGY STAR® certified steam cookers, or compartment steamers, are up to 50% more energy efficient than standard models. Upgrading to a high-efficiency steam cooker can result in higher production rates, shorter cook times, reduced heat loss, reduced energy consumption, and reduced water consumption.
- Up to $300 incentive available per natural gas steamer. Incentive varies by steamer size.
Commercial ENERGY STAR® Reach-in Cooler and Freezers
- According to ENERGY STAR®, high-efficiency coolers and freezers can save up to 45% compared to standard models.
- $75 incentive available per unit
Commercial ENERGY STAR® Ice Makers
- On average, efficient ice makers use 15% less energy than standard models; upgrading to an energy efficient ice maker can also reduce water usage. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for high-efficiency commercial ice makers.
- $100 incentive available per ice maker
Click here for a complete list of incentives.
Interested in more information on high-efficiency commercial kitchen information? ENERGY STAR has a helpful guide to commercial kitchen efficiency that can be found here. ENERGY STAR has also developed a commercial kitchen equipment calculator.
Work with an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner to install high-efficiency commercial kitchen equipment. Click here to find a Qualified Partner working near you. If you work with a contractor that is not yet a Qualified Partner, urge your contractor to find out more information here.