12 New Commercial Foodservice Products Take Home FER Awards

Foodservice Equipment Reports
has announced the winners of its recent Smallwares and Tabletop Competition, which was held Aug. 15 at the Boelter SuperStore’s Event Test Kitchen in Chicago. Smallwares product entries included non-electric, handheld kitchen tools designed for the commercial foodservice market, while tabletop entries included items designed for front-of-house use. Qualifying products had to have been introduced to the market after the 2017 NRA Show.

The smallwares winners were:

Flat Tech: Flat Equalizers

Iwatani Corp. of America: ERP-A Stove

Taylor Precision Products: Digital PH Meter Kit

The Vollrath Co.: Contemporary Hinged Inset Covers

Wine Lovers: Swan Folding Decanter Drying Rack


The tabletop winners were:

Chefforward llc: Tray Collection

Chefforward llc: Zeal Collection

Emile Henry: Welcome Collection

Hall Chine: Hammered Copper Trays

Mauviel: Coffee Pot

Sterno Products: Sterno SpeedHeat

TableCraft Products: Better Burger Collection in Stainless Steel and Melamine


A total of 89 items were entered in this year’s competition and 64—17 in smallwares and 47 in tabletop—made it to the final round of judging in front of a panel that included Walter Bates of The Wasserstrom Co.; Alyx Douglas of Curiology and Levy Restaurants; Michael Gardin of the Union League Club of Chicago; Anne McCabe of Boelter; and Shannon Tallon of Edward Don & Co.