Eligible natural gas kitchen equipment
Receive a rebate for each vat and oven
Eligible fryers and ovens installed on or after October 1, 2014 (as defined by the Gas Inspection Request or Gas Certificate of Inspection) are eligible for a rebate on each vat and/or oven. For example, a double-stack oven would qualify for two rebates. Fryers and ovens installed prior to this date will receive one rebate for each unit.
Combination ovens combine the function of hot air convection (oven mode) and saturated/superheated steam heating (steam mode), or both (combination), to perform steaming, baking, roasting, re-thermalizing and proofing of various food products. It may also be referred to as a combination oven/steamer, combi or combo.
A convection oven is a general purpose oven that cooks food by forcing hot dry air over the surface of the food product. The rapidly moving hot air strips away the layer of cooler air next to the food and enables the food to absorb the heat energy.
Convection ovens that hold an ENERGY STAR Certification at the time of purchase are eligible for a rebate, pursuant to all other program terms and conditions.
A conveyor oven carries food on a moving belt into and through a heated chamber.
Minimum Efficiency Requirements – Conveyor oven's = inches in conveyor width must meet or exceed baking energy efficiency of = 42% and have an idle energy rate = 57,000 Btu/h
Test Standard – ASTM F1817-09 test method
|Brand||Model number||Cooking energy efficiency (%)||Rebate $ amount (per oven)|
Commercial Open, Deep-Fat Fryer: An appliance, including a cooking vessel, in which oil is placed to such a depth that the cooking food is essentially supported by displacement of the cooking fluid rather than by the bottom of the vessel. Heat is delivered to the cooking fluid by means of an immersed electric element or band-wrapped vessel (electric fryers), or by heat transfer from gas burners through either the walls of the fryer or through tubes passing through the cooking fluid (gas fryers).
Fryers that hold an ENERGY STAR Certification at the time of purchase are eligible for a rebate, pursuant to all other program terms and conditions.
Used for deep frying foods, natural gas fryers hold a deep vat of cooking oil which is heated by the transfer of heat from a gas burner through tubes passing through the cooking oil. A standard fryer has a vat between 12 and 18 inches wide and can hold 25-65 pounds of shortening. A large fryer’s vat ranges from 18 to 24 inches wide and has a shortening capacity of more than 50 pounds.
Large vat fryers that hold an ENERGY STAR Certification at the time of purchase are eligible for a rebate, pursuant to all other program terms and conditions
Griddles cook food in oil or its own juices by direct contact with either a flat, smooth or channeled hot cooking hot surface.
Minimum Efficiency Requirements – Tested heavy-load cooking energy efficiency of =38% and an idle energy rate = 2,650 Btu/h per ft² of cooking surface
Test Standard – ASTM F1275-03 (2008) test method & ASTM F1605-95 (2007) test method
|Brand||Model number||Cooking energy efficiency (%)||Rebate amount ($)|
|Taylor / Crown Jewel of Cooking||L811||53.3%|
|Electrolux||ARG48FL for 48-inch models only||39%|
|Magikitch'n||MKG36, 48, 60, 72||38%|
Rack ovens bake by forcing hot air over the food within a closed cavity, either fitted with a mechanism for rotating one or more racks, or one or more non-rotating racks within the cavity.
Rack ovens that hold an ENERGY STAR Certification at the time of purchase are eligible for a rebate, pursuant to all other program terms and conditions.
Steam cookers or compartment steamers cook food by steam.
Steam Cookers that hold an ENERGY Star Certification at the time of purchase are eligible for a rebate, pursuant to all other program terms and conditions.
To be eligible for a rebate, commercial cooking appliances must hold an ENERGY STAR Certification or be listed in the applicable tables above at the time of purchase, as evidenced by the date on the proof of purchase. Appliances that receive and ENERGY STAR certification or are added to the eligible appliance list after the date of purchase are not eligible for a rebate.
The list is not inclusive and may be amended or modified at any time without notice. FortisBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse any application made by the customer to the Foodservice Incentive Program.
FortisBC makes no representations, warranties or guarantees regarding any of the commercial cooking appliances or their purported efficiency ratings and does not endorse the use of any particular commercial cooking appliance.
If you manufacture appliances, make them eligible for rebates
If you are an appliance manufacturer you can have your commercial cooking appliance included in the Foodservice Incentive Program by having your product ENERGY STAR Certified, or for conveyor ovens or griddles by:
- Having your appliance tested in accordance with the appropriate test standard as set forth by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) (refer to the eligible foodservice appliance list application for details) by a laboratory accredited according to the ASTM F2875-10 standard.
- Completing the eligible foodservice appliance list application.
- Emailing the completed application form along with documentation detailing the performance test results from the accredited laboratory to [email protected]. (Please allow a minimum of 90 days for processing.)