Everidge, a leading innovator of commercial cold storage solutions, walk-in coolers and freezers, and cook-chill specialty solutions, announced a technological advancement in blast chilling with the introduction of America’s most environmentally responsible commercial blast chiller.
A first in the American foodservice industry, the patented and patent-pending, eco-friendly PBF 4.0. Blast Chiller and Shock Freezer is the only 4/5 pan undercounter commercial blast chiller in the U.S. to be “green” with no ozone depleting properties.
Powerful Performance in a Compact Design — At a Great Price.
This ground-breaking innovation utilizes an advanced environmentally friendly R290 propane refrigeration system. Packed with game-changing features and a revolutionary design, the PBF 4.0 has a patented modular self-contained, air-cooled refrigeration system, and is constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel.
Go Green. Save Green.
Choosing a blast chiller for your commercial kitchen operation can be a challenge. Different brands, sizes, and each offers a unique functionality. But now there is another factor to consider – what type of refrigerant is being used?
Most blast chillers on the market use R404, a refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 4,200. Used across the world in the past few decades, R290, a highly efficient form of propane, is now available in a blast chiller, exclusively through PrepRite by Everidge. But what really is the difference between R290 and other refrigerants, and what is the best choice for your business?
“We are incredibly proud to play our part in creating a more sustainable future and to be the first company in the country to offer such an innovative and eco-friendly product to our customers. We take deliberate, strategic steps to improve our product offering and believe this is a great innovation when our customers are seeking ways to lessen their impact on the environment.”
Chris KahlerChief Executive Officer, Everidge
Powerful performance in a compact design, the PBF 4.0 blast chills up to 40 lbs. of product from 1600F to 380F within two hours and shock freezes up to 20 lbs. of product from 1600F to 00F within four hours. PBF 4.0 performance exceeds HACCP/FDA Food Code guidelines and NSF 7. For more details about the PBF 4.0 Commercial Blast Chiller or product demonstration click here. To learn more about R290, click here.
“This is the industry’s most environmentally friendly blast chiller and will help companies deliver on their corporate sustainability goals […] R290 is the refrigerant of the future, with a GWP or Global Warming Potential of just three versus all other blast chillers that utilize R404A refrigerant with a GWP of 3922. The tradeoff of R290 is it is rated for just 150grams in the U.S. and it can be challenging to field service. The PBF 4.0 overcomes these challenges, as 150grams is ideal for the popular undercounter 4/5 pan blast chiller category, and with its unique serviceability design, a user can drop in a replacement refrigeration cartridge in less than one hour.”
Eric WickbergExecutive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Everidge
What is R290?
R290 is a propane refrigerant used in a wide variety of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning units. This non-toxic propane has a low GWP rating of 3 and no Ozone Depleting Properties (ODP). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named R290 as its preferred hydrocarbon alternative.
In addition to its low GWP and ODP, R290 is also highly efficient, which can lead to additional savings in energy costs.
Preprite by Everidge is constantly evolving with its continuous improvement philosophy by offering cold storage solutions uniquely designed to help customers stay successful and profitable during an unprecedented global health crisis while they face the challenges of today’s volatile business environment. Everidge has a rich history of innovation, making premier walk-in coolers and freezers since 1939, and has been a family-owned business for more than 30 years.