Switch to Electric

Increase productivity and improve life cycle costs

From cooking fryers to forklifts, businesses today can take advantage of switching to electric equipment to be more efficient, save money and capture efficiencies over other fuel sources. Efficient electric equipment can benefit businesses in sustainability, productivity, energy efficiency, air and water quality, and more.

With new methods to store energy and technology constantly evolving, switching to electric equipment can have energy and non-energy benefits.

Here are examples of electric equipment that could benefit your business:

tight shot of french fries in an electric fryer

Electric fryers

  • Electric fryers are more efficient than gas fryers, improve the cooking process, reduce emissions and provide a more comfortable workplace.
  • Electric fryers heat up faster than gas fryers because the heating elements are submerged in the oil.
  • Gas fryers cook with open flames, which add heat. Electric fryers can reduce a restaurant’s cooling needs.
  • Electric fryers have lower maintenance costs.
electric forklift

Forklifts

  • Electric forklifts can help customers save on fuel and maintenance.
  • Modern forklifts can operate for two 8-hour shifts on a single battery and charger, five days a week.
  • With powerful batteries, electric forklifts today can do the work of most Class 4 and many Class 5 IC forklifts, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
  • New technology allows businesses to charge multiple batteries at once without removing them from the forklift.
Electric griddle

Electric griddles

  • Electric griddles reduce pre-heating time, speed the cooking produces, deliver high-quality products and improve the work environment.
  • Because they have thinner plates, electric griddles can use 48 MMBtu less energy annually than a gas griddle, according to EPRI.
  • Electric griddles help cooks prepare consistent food because the cooking temperatures are more even on the plate surface compared with gas griddles.
  • Lower ventilation costs with electric because these griddles reduce the release of volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide into the work environment.
woman getting freshly baked loaves of bread out of an electric combination-oven

Electric combination-oven

  • Combination ovens, or combi-ovens, can cook a large quantity of food at one time.
  • Electric combi-ovens cost less and are more energy efficient than their gas counterparts, according to EPRI.
  • Because they pre-heat quickly, electric combi-ovens do not need to stay on all day.
  • Electric combi-ovens provide more precise heat control.
  • Self-cleaning combi-ovens save time and labor costs.
  • While gas ovens add waste heat, electric combi-ovens do not, reducing the need for air conditioning.
 

Want more information about the benefits of electric equipment?

Talk with your Key Account Manager or read EPRI’s electrification resources.