[wpg width=”280″ height=”300″ align=”right”]Easton, PA – Follett’s 7 Series ice and water dispenser was selected as a 2013 Kitchen Innovations award recipient by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). 7 Series will be featured in the Kitchen Innovations exhibit at the NRA Show 2013 being held May 18 through 21 in Chicago.
The 7 Series was designed to solve the problems of height, drain availability, and aesthetic design in employee refreshment and related venues. At only 17.59″ high, the 7 Series dispenser is short enough to go on a counter under a wall-mount cabinet, and its 14.62″ width takes up minimal counter space. Despite its compact size, 7 Series can produce up to 125 pounds of consumer-preferred Chewblet® nugget ice per day and store up to 7 pounds.
To solve the drain availability issue that limits the placement of many dispensers, Follett designed the 7 Series icemaker and bin such that melted ice in the enclosed bin returns to the icemaker to be refrozen rather than drain out of the dispenser. In addition to eliminating the need for a drain, this design reduces installation costs and allows 7 Series to be installed in places where other icemakers/dispensers cannot be today. It also minimizes water consumption, contributing to world-class energy and water efficiency.
Finally, the aesthetic design with capacitive touch dispenser interface and soft blue accent lighting compliments any décor, with the added benefit of an energy conserving sleep mode, making it ideal to place in areas such as pantries, reception areas, lounges and other similar venues.
To learn more about the 7 Series ice and water dispenser, visit Follett’s website at www.follettice.com/7series. See it on display at the NRA Show 2013 in Follett’s booth #3416, or in the show’s Kitchen Innovations exhibit, booth #2440.
Founded in 1948, Follett Corporation is a leading manufacturer of ice-related equipment, including ice machines, ice storage and transport equipment, ice and beverage, ice and water dispensing equipment and medical grade refrigeration equipment for foodservice and healthcare markets worldwide. Follett offers industry award-winning products, including past Kitchen Innovations winner Ice Manger™ Diverter Valve System that automatically delivers ice from one Follett Horizon™ ice machine to two dispense points up to 75 ft away. For more information, visit www.follettice.com.