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Commercial kitchen equipment rebates

Cooking and sanitation, a restaurant's most essential functions, make up more than half of your energy consumption. That's why it's the first place to look when you want to cut your monthly utility bill. By installing energy-efficient equipment, restaurants use less energy while saving money on utilities for the life of the equipment.

Get up to $2,000 in rebates on qualifying equipment and start saving today. See below for additional details on equipment, lists of specific equipment qualified for rebates, and details on how to get your commercial kitchen equipment rebate today!

Cooking equipment Electric Natural gas
Fryers » $250 $500*
Connectionless steamers » $250 (3-5 pan);
$500 (6-10 pan)
$250* (3-5 pan);
$500*(6-10 pan)
Convection ovens » $500 (half size);
$1,000 (full size);
$2,000 (double cavity)
$500 (half size);
$1,000 (full size);
$2,000 (double cavity)
Combi-ovens » $1,000 $2,000
Double rack ovens » -- $2,000
Conveyor ovens » -- $2,000
Refrigeration equipment
Ice makers 100 to 500 lbs of ice harvest per day capacity » $100 --
Ice makers >500 lbs of ice harvest per day capacity » $300 --
Water heating & sanitation equipment
Qualified 92% efficient (or better) condensing water heater » -- $800
Qualified 92% efficient (or better) condensing boiler » -- $1,500
Under Counter Dishwashers »
Door Type Dishwashers »
Single Tank Conveyer Dishwashers »
Multi-Tank Conveyer Dishwashers »
$150
up to $750
up to $1,000
up to $1,500
$150*
up to $750*
up to $1,000*
up to $1,500*
*Customers in city of Seattle not eligible for this rebate due to City of Seattle Energy Code.

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Additional details for cooking equipment

Fryers: $250 - $500

ENERGY STAR® qualified fryers are up to 25 percent more efficient than standard efficiency fryers. You could save 630 therms of natural gas per year by using an ENERGY STAR® qualified fryer instead of an inefficient one, which could knock more than $600 off your bill every year. In addition to saving you money, ENERGY STAR® qualified fryers offer shorter cook times and higher production rates so you can cook more food faster.

View a list of qualifying efficient fryers.

*PSE customers in the City of Seattle are not eligible for this rebate due to Seattle City Code.

Connectionless steam cookers: $250 - $500

Standard boiler-based steam cookers require water to be heated the entire time the equipment is on. This means that water and steam, which you have paid to heat, are constantly going down the drain. In addition, more water is wasted to cool down the water and steam as it goes down the drain. An inefficient six-pan steamer could be using over 32,000 kWh of electricity and about 170,000 gallons of water per year. With PSE's rebate for ENERGY STAR® qualified connectionless steam cookers, you could pay for a new steamer with your energy and water savings in less than two years.

*PSE customers in the City of Seattle are not eligible for this rebate due to Seattle City Code.

Some water utilities also give rebates for ENERGY STAR® qualified steamers in addition to the rebate from PSE. Below are some that offer rebates for the installation of connectionless steam cookers. If you are supplied water from another provider, be sure to check with them regarding additional rebates you may be eligible for by purchasing a connectionless steam cooker.

Water districts, outside of the City of Seattle, affiliated with the Saving Water Partnership

View a list of qualifying steam cookers.

Efficient convection ovens: $500 - $2,000

Convection ovens are the most common alternative to general bake ovens. Qualifying electric convection ovens are greater than 70 percent efficient and qualifying natural gas convection ovens are greater than 40 percent efficient. They are at least 10 percent and 5 percent more efficient than non-qualifying models, respectively. PSE offers rebates for qualifying half size ($500), full size ($1,000), and double cavity ($2,000) convection ovens.

View a list of qualifying convection ovens.

Efficient combination ovens: $1,000 - $2,000

The combination oven (often referred to as combi-ovens) can cook food in a dry-heat only mode, steam only mode, or a combination of both. The programmability of combination ovens allows food to be cooked partially in one mode at a certain temperature, and then finish in another mode at a different temperature. This lends versatility and, in some cases, you may be able to purchase less equipment overall.

View a list of qualifying combi-ovens.

Efficient double rack ovens: $2,000

Rack ovens offer high-volume production and even baking in a relatively compact footprint. These large capacity ovens fill the requirements of high-volume retail and baking operations. They are also ideal for rethermalizing many products prepared in cook/chill systems as well as baking and roasting. The rack oven is capable of producing thousands of identical products or many diverse menu items within the same cooking cavity.

View a list of qualifying rack ovens.

Efficient conveyor ovens: $2,000

Continuous conveyor ovens offer faster and more even cooking, resulting in less energy used. Qualifying natural gas conveyor ovens are greater than 40 percent efficient. PSE offers rebates for qualifying natural gas conveyor ovens.

View a list of qualifying conveyor ovens.

Additional details for refrigeration equipment

Ice Machines: $100 - $300

ENERGY STAR® qualified commercial ice machines save businesses on both their energy and water bills. On average, these qualified models are 15 percent more efficient than standard models, and batch-type systems are 23 percent more water-efficient than standard systems.

Some water utilities also give rebates for qualified ice machines in addition to the rebate from PSE. Below are some that offer rebates for the installation of ice machines. If you are supplied water from another provider, be sure to check with them regarding additional rebates you may be eligible for by purchasing a dishwasher.

Seattle and King County water districts affiliated with the Saving Water Partnership

View a list of eligible ice machines.

Additional details for water heating & sanitation equipment

Condensing natural gas water heaters or boilers in full-service restaurants water heaters: $800 - $1,500

Condensing water heaters and boilers are designed to recover energy that normally would travel up the flue and into the air outside. Heating water is expensive so, the 10% or more increase in efficiency you can get by upgrading to a condensing model can really add up over a year. Businesses eligible for this rebate are restaurants that use dishwashers or warewashers.

View a list of qualifying full service boilers

View a list of qualifying full service water heaters

Dishwashers: $150 - $1,500

ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers are on average 40 percent more energy efficient and 40 percent more water-efficient than standard models. Nearly every kitchen will require the use of a dishwasher and its use will greatly impact your utility bill. Less water throughout and during their final rinse, in addition to the use of less energy during each cycle and between wash cycles, makes these ENERGY STAR® qualified models a great cost-saving option when shopping for your business. PSE offers rebates for qualifying under counter ($150), door type (up to $750), single tank conveyor (up to $1,000) and multi tank conveyor (up to $1,500) dishwashers.

Some water utilities also give rebates for qualified dishwashers in addition to the rebate from PSE. Below are some that offer rebates for the installation of dishwashers. If you are supplied water from another provider, be sure to check with them regarding additional rebates you may be eligible for by purchasing a dishwasher.

*PSE customers in the City of Seattle are not eligible for this rebate due to Seattle City Code.

Water districts, outside of the City of Seattle, affiliated with the Saving Water Partnership

View a list of qualifying dishwashers.

Eligibility

PSE's non-residential customers that purchase and install qualified equipment in a facility using energy supplied by PSE. For details about the rebate, call a PSE Energy Advisor Monday through Friday, 8 am. to 5 p.m., at 1-800-562-1482.

*PSE customers in City of Seattle are not eligible for all rebate items. See table above for details.

How to participate

Step 1. Purchase and install qualified equipment for your commercial kitchen

You have the option to purchase qualified equipment from a distributor participating in the instant rebate program. They will help you with completion of rebate forms and deduct the PSE rebate from your invoice. Receive your rebate instantly!

Distributors participating in the instant rebate program are:
Equipment provider Address Telephone
Bargreen Ellingson Food Service Supply & Design 133 128th Street SW, Everett 425-740-2424
1-888-770-2424
Bargreen Ellingson Food Service Supply & Design 3627 1st Avenue S, Seattle 206-682-1472
1-800-525-0131
Bargreen Ellingson Food Service Supply & Design 6626 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Suite B, Tacoma 253-475-9201
1-800-322-4441
Continental Food Service Equipment 1201 Center Street, Tacoma 253-572-7720
Dick's Restaurant Supply East Side Inc. 2102 140th Avenue NE, Bellevue 425-289-0680
Dick's Restaurant Supply Mount Vernon 324 Chenoweth Street, Mt Vernon 360-848-0259
Dick's Restaurant Supply Seattle 2963 1st Ave. S., Seattle 206-382-0160
DSL Northwest, Inc. 21513 84th Avenue S, Kent 425-264-0383 ext. 2103
Smith & Greene Company 19015 66th Avenue, Kent 425-988-6648

Step 2. Complete the installation

  • Complete the application form, including your PSE account number and signature.
  • Complete and sign a Tax Identification Form (W9).
  • Provide invoices for the purchase of qualified equipment. Please circle rebate-eligible items, and item quantities.
  • Make a copy for your records.

Step 3. Submit your application for payment

Make sure the forms are completely filled out, and send paperwork for rebates to PSE for payment. Applications packets missing required documents will be delayed in processing until all documents are received by PSE.

Mail rebate applications to:

Commercial Rebates
BOT-01H
PO Box 97034
Bellevue, WA 98009-9734

E-mail rebate applications and questions to commercialkitchens@efficiencyrebates.com.

PSE reserves the right to inspect installations for compliance prior to payment.

Funding availability is subject to annual program budgets.

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