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Commercial Food Service Equipment

When you think of commercial food service equipment (CFSE), you probably think of restaurants, however CFSE is present in a variety of other facilities as well.

Facilities where CFSE may be found include:

  • Restaurants

  • Grocery stores

  • Convenience stores

  • Community centers

  • Public assembly, sports and entertainment facilities

  • Schools

  • Congregations

If you operate a facility that serves food, there may be opportunities for saving energy and money from efficient CFSE equipment. CFSE is often the source of considerable energy and water consumption in a facility. ENERGY STAR has developed qualifications that identify some of the most efficient commercial food service equipment. ENERGY STAR qualified CFSE includes gas and electric deep fryers, hot food holding cabinets, gas and electric steam cookers, and commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers.

ENERGY STAR has developed a Commercial Food Service Equipment Incentive Finder. This tool provides information about rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified CFSE that are available from utilities and other energy-efficiency program sponsors.

To learn about CFSE and other product energy-efficiency opportunities visit ENERGY STAR: Restaurants.

For detailed information on specific commercial food service equipment visit the following:


 Produced in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Gateway and ENERGY STAR®