Stero and Somat to Exhibit at 2016 NRA Show

Stero and Somat Brands will be displaying commercial dishmachines and waste minimization equipment for the restaurant industry at the NRA Show in Chicago, IL May 21-23, 2016. Show attendees will be able to learn about these products firsthand from product experts in booth #3645.

“Our role is to help chefs and kitchen managers experience speed and efficiency within their clean-up processes, so they can focus more on the customer experience within their restaurants,” said Doug Cole, Business Development Manager for Stero and Somat. “In terms of waste management specifically, restaurants play a critical role in the success of food waste diversion from landfills. As consumer demand grows for ‘green’ policies and practices, the more innovative restaurants will illustrate this commitment to customers in tangible ways.”

Visit booth #3645 to see Stero and Somat’s latest innovations in warewash and waste management equipment:

Stero SG Glasswasher is ideal for bars and taverns with limited space behind the bar. The unit is ENERGY STAR® qualified, making it more energy and water efficient than standard models. At the end of the cycle, this low-temperature machine uses fresh, potable water to rinse off residual chemical sanitizer, allowing glasses to dry sparkling clean.

Stero SD3 Door-Type Dishwasher is a batch-style washer with simple controls and durable construction for long life. This warewasher is ideal for mid-sized restaurants serving between 50 and 250 meals per hour. The unit has adjustable wash cycles of 1, 2 or 4 minutes to accommodate varying food soil conditions. ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Somat DH-100 Food Dehydrator is used to reduce the volume and weight of food waste and compostable disposables by a ratio of 8 to 1. The DH-100 Dehydrator is now equipped with a cold weather package, allowing it to be located and operated in environments where temperatures can fall as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Somat MP4/B-5 System can process food waste for small foodservice operations. The MP4/B-5 delivers big results in a space saving design, allowing up to 87% reduction in waste volume and keeps sol­ids from the municipal waste system. Processing food waste at 700 lbs. per hour, the MP4/B-5 is your solution for small scale pulping with the benefits of a full pulping system.

Somat SPC-50S Show debut! This waste Reduction System provides an economic and efficient answer to cutting the high and ever increasing costs associated with waste handling. The SPC-50S can process up to 900 lbs. of food waste per hour. Somat Pulping Systems will reduce foodservice waste by 8 to 1.


About Stero

Stero warewashing systems have been proudly manufactured at our U.S.-based facilities for over 70 years. The high-quality, durable and efficient equipment is not just the best value in the industry; it’s an investment in quality that is built to work, and made to last. Stero designs commercial glasswashers, undercounters, door-type dishmachines, rack conveyors, flight conveyors and utensil washers for institutional and non-institutional operations.

Simple, intuitive controls, reliability as a result of heavy-duty construction, and serviceability is our hallmark. To learn more about Stero, please visit Stero is a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.


About Somat Company

How do you overcome waste reduction challenges? The answer is simple—Somat. With the longest history and experience in the industry, Somat is the recognized leader in waste management technology. Whether your goals are to reduce overall waste and hauling costs in an urban office building, develop a composting program on a rural campus, plan and execute a zero-waste effort in a school or achieve LEED® Certification in a restaurant, Somat can recommend a sustainable solution for your unique scenario.

Colleges & universities, secondary schools, hospitals, hotels, casinos, cruise ships, government and correctional facilities have partnered with Somat over the years for cost-cutting, environment-sustaining solutions. Visit to learn more about how our pulpers, extractors and dehydrator solutions can support your foodservice operation. Somat is a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.,



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