Hobart’s LXnR Two-Level Undercounter Commercial Dishmachine was recently named as a featured recipient of the 2023 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards, which celebrate cutting-edge equipment making a measurable impact on the foodservice industry. It will be showcased at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show on May 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“We are honored to be recognized by NRA for this innovation in commercial dishwashing equipment and are excited to showcase the LXnR at the foodservice industry’s most influential event,” says Jacklyne Woods, product manager at Hobart Warewash. “With tens of thousands of foodservice and food retail professionals attending from around the globe, the NRA Show is the perfect opportunity to share the LXnR with customers who are looking for a sustainable and high-production dishmachine.”

The new Hobart LXnR's fast undercounter throughput allows foodservice outlets constrained by labor challenges to clean more ware in less time. The LXnR is the only NSF-certified two-level racking solution with an industry-exclusive rack design that increases throughput while reducing water and energy consumption. Decreasing the number of daily wash cycles has been calculated to save up to 1,100 kWh in energy annually, along with a reduction in annual operating costs of up to $450 per machine.

Hobart designed the two-level racking system with a molded rack guide and wire rack equipped to fit bowls, plates and utensils. The rack can be removed easily, making it simple for operators to load larger items, such as a full-size sheet pan or mixing bowl, into the 17-inch opening. To help track the dishmachine’s activity, the LXnR comes standard with the Hobart SmartConnect App. This app informs operators of sanitization performance, allows them to analyze usage and consumption costs, and notifies them of critical events by email.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s recipients of the 2023 Kitchen Innovations Award,” says Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions. “Each year we see innovative products that revolutionize kitchen and foodservice operations, and this year is no different. These equipment advancements address many of the challenges impacting operations today—including workforce shortages and labor costs—and create a new generation of kitchens that improve operations and safety through increased efficiency, versatility and productivity to help boost the bottom line.”