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Hestan Commercial to Showcase 2016 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award-Winning CircuFlame Sealed Burner at Booth #7616 at National Restaurant Association Show

May 11, 2016
By Business Wire News


Hestan Commercial, maker of the most advanced commercial kitchen appliances on the market, will showcase its 2016 Kitchen Innovations (KI) award-winning CircuFlame sealed burner at Booth #7616 at the 2016 National Restaurant Association® (NRA) Show in Chicago, May 21-24 at McCormick Place. The burner will also be on display in the NRA’s Interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion. The KI Awards annually recognize forward-thinking equipment and technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefit restaurant operators.

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Hestan's new Sauté Station in exclusive color finish, Bora Bora. (Photo: Business Wire)

Hestan’s new Sauté Station in exclusive color finish, Bora Bora. (Photo: Business Wire)

Featuring revolutionary dual-flow technology, the CircuFlame sealed burner’s dual-flow valve feeds two burner chambers, a main and a simmer, to achieve maximum turndown ratio. The CircuFlame can produce power as high as 30,000 BTU/hour for searing and broiling and as low as 1,500 BTU/hour for simmering, an impressive 20:1 ratio.

“The CircuFlame is just one example of our passion for product innovation, design and engineering, as well as the value we place on the input received from some of the country’s leading chefs,” said Eric Deng, president of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “From a product design and development standpoint, chef input drives every decision we make. Their desire for a more efficient and functional sealed burner was the catalyst for the CircuFlame’s creation.”

Mr. Deng said Hestan Commercial will also launch three new product lines at the NRA Show: Split Top Rangetops, Step Up Rangetops and Sauté Stations in a variety of models and sizes. These will be available for purchase in Q3 of 2016.

Hestan will welcome chef Thomas Keller, a Hestan brand ambassador since the company’s launch in February 2015 to its booth May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Designed to revolutionize the world of foodservice equipment for the professional kitchen, the Hestan Commercial product line is built entirely in the U.S. With six utility patents and five design patents pending, the entire stainless steel line is purpose-built to address the performance, maintenance, energy use and durability challenges chefs experience daily. Features such as hydraulic-assisted oven doors that provide a soft open and create less wear are one example.

Hestan Commercial’s lineup includes freestanding ranges, island suites, countertop equipment, convection ovens, griddles, charbroilers, French tops, hot tops, planchas, salamanders, cheese melters, fryers, pasta cookers and refrigerated bases.

About Hestan Commercial

Hestan Commercial is a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end stainless steel commercial appliances and is a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware supplier in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. Hestan Commercial was designed with input from some of the country’s top chefs, including Thomas Keller, Timothy Hollingsworth, Walter Manzke, Corey Lee, Rory Herrmann, Marcus Ware and Amar Santana, and renowned kitchen designer Mark Stech-Novak. The product line is built entirely in the U.S. For more information, visit, Twitter at @HestanTeam and Instagram at hestanteam.

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14 million employees. The National Restaurant Association operates the industry’s largest trade show (NRA Show, May 21-24, 2016, in Chicago). For more news and information from the National Restaurant Association, visit

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