Best in Class Reports

For 17 years, FE&S published the results of Best in Class surveys, naming the top brands as named by readers.


FE&S 2009 Best in Class Report: Dealers

FE&S presents the results from the 2009 Best in Class study, where we asked foodservice professionals to rate individual factories on the following attributes:

  • Product Quality
  • Product Value
  • Product Design & Aesthetics
  • Service & Support
  • Sales Representation
  • Product Inventory & Availability
  • Product Information Availability

The data collected was used to create a composite score and determine the winners of FE&S’ 2009 Best in Class Awards.

Best in Class: Dealers
Heavy Equipment Category Winner
Blast Chillers Traulsen
Braising Pans/Tilting Skillets Cleveland
Charbroilers Vulcan-Hart
Chef Counters - Prefabricated Delfield
Combi-Ovens/Steamers Cleveland
Convection Oven Vulcan-Hart
Conveyor Ovens Lincoln Foodservice Products
Cooking Suites Vulcan-Hart
Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication Randell
Deck Ovens Blodgett
Dishwasher/Warewasher Hobart
Free Standing Floor Fryers Frymaster
Ice Makers Manitowoc
Mobile Hot Holding Eqpt Hatco
Ranges, Gas or Electric Vulcan-Hart
Refrigerated Prep Tables True Manufacturing
Steam Jacketed Kettles Groen
Steamers Cleveland
Upright/Reach-In Refrigeration True Manufacturing
Ventilation Systems Captive-Aire
Walk-In Refrigeration Nor-Lake

Light Equipment Category Winner
Beverage Blenders Vita-Mix
Coffee Brewers Bunn-o-matic
Conveyor Toasters Hatco
Countertop Batch Ovens Vulcan-Hart
Disposers In-Sink-Erator
Electric Food Processors Robot Coupe
Electric Slicers Hobart
Heat Lamps Hatco
Induction Cooktops Vollrath
Manual Food Choppers/Slicers Lincoln Foodservice Products
Microwave Ovens Amana
Part and Accessories Franklin Machine Parts
Scales Edlund
Shelving InterMetro/Metro
Sinks, Prefabricated Advance-Tabco
Underbar Refrigeration True Manufacturing
Underbar Fabrication Perlik
Worktables - Prefabricated Eagle Group

Smallwares Category Winner
Cookware Vollrath
Cutlery Dexter Russell
Food Storage Containers Cambro
Thermometers/Sensors Taylor