Commercial kitchen equipment incentives

Get cash back on energy-efficient kitchen appliances

Cooking and sanitation make up more than half the energy usage in your business's kitchen, so high-efficiency kitchen appliances can greatly lower your bills and reduce energy waste. When you upgrade, use PSE's kitchen equipment incentives to save big on new, energy-efficient kitchen equipment.

Your business may also be eligible for instant discounts and incentives on commercial lighting upgrades. Visit our commercial lighting page to learn more.

For a summary of this program, you can view or download our commercial kitchen one-pager.

What you get*

Choose your kitchen equipment category below, then select your specific appliance for details about PSE's incentive, a list of incentive-eligible models** and a link to additional savings (where applicable):

  • Cooking equipment
    Appliances Electric Natural Gas

    Fryers

    An ENERGY STAR® qualified fryer can lower your energy bills every year by upwards of $2,000 every year. They can operate with up to 25 percent more energy efficiency than standard-efficiency fryers, and often enable shorter cook times and higher production rates so you can cook more food faster. In addition, the cost savings resulting from how the efficiency fryers handle cooking oil can increase your cost savings by another 50%!

    Standard Vat Fryers $1,000 $1,000†
    Large Vat Fryers $400 $500†

    Browse our list of qualifying fryers.

    Steamers

    An ENERGY STAR® qualified connectionless steamer heats water from an internal reservoir instead of a water connection and prevents steam from escaping during operation. So you heat only what you use and put it to work as efficiently as possible, saving you valuable money and energy.

    3 pan connectionless steamers $250 $250†
    4 pan connectionless steamers $350 $350†
    5 pan connectionless steamers $450 $450†
    6 pan connectionless steamers $550 $550†
    10 pan connectionless steamers $950 $950†

    Browse our list of qualifying connectionless steamers.

    Additional connectionless steamer savings

    Some water utilities also offer incentives for qualified, water- and energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment. Be sure to check with your water provider for any possible additional incentives on connectionless steamers.

    For your convenience, check this list of available incentives (under "Kitchen Equipment") and service areas from the Saving Water Partnership. For LOTT Alliance customers please check the partner programs (under Watersmart Technology Rebates) for additional water/sewer saving incentives in your area.

    Griddles

    An ENERGY STAR® qualified griddle is 10% more efficient than your standard model, saving you an easy $100 per year in utility fuel costs. In addition to energy savings, efficient griddles also improve the uniformity of the temperature across the plate and allow for higher production capacity.

    Griddles - 2 linear feet $200 $900
    Griddles - 3 linear feet $300 $1,300
    Griddles - 4 linear feet $400 $1,400
    Griddles - 5 linear feet $500 $1,500
    Griddles - 6 linear feet $600 $1,600

    Browse our list of qualifying griddles.

    Holding Cabinets

    Depending on size, ENERGY STAR® qualified hot-food holding cabinets can save upwards of 1,000 kWh or about $800 per year. In addition to saving you money, efficient hot-food holding cabinets incorporate better insulation, reducing heat loss, and may also offer additional energy-saving options like magnetic door gaskets, auto door closures, or Dutch doors. The insulation of the cabinet also offers better temperature uniformity within the cabinet to keep your food consistently heated throughout.

    Hot Food Holding Cabinets < 13ft $150 --
    Hot Food Holding Cabinets 13 - 28ft $500 --
    Hot Food Holding Cabinets > 28ft $750 --

    Browse our list of qualifying cabinets.

    Convection ovens

    Energy-efficient electric and natural gas convection ovens cook with more than 70 percent and 40 percent greater efficiency than standard models, respectively. Use PSE's incentives to save on qualifying convection ovens and lower your energy bills, no matter what you serve.

    Half-size convection ovens $500 $450
    Full-size convection ovens $1,000 $1,000
    Double-size convection ovens $2,000 $2,000

    Browse our list of qualifying convection ovens.

     

    Combination ("Combi") Ovens

    The programmability of a combination oven (often called a "combi-oven") lets you cook food in a dry-heat mode, a steam mode or both with different temperature settings, optimizing your energy cost and energy usage. Get back up to $7,000, depending on testing unit size, with PSE incentives on energy-efficient combi-ovens.

    Combi-ovens < 15 pans $1,000 $2,500
    Combi-ovens 15 - 28 pans $1,500 $3,000
    Combi-ovens > 28 pans $7,000 $7,000

    Browse our list of qualifying combination ovens.

     

    Rack Ovens

    A rack oven is versatile enough to bake, roast or warm prepared food in high volume, so its energy efficiency is crucial to keeping your business's energy bills low. And no matter the size of your menu, using PSE's incentive on energy-efficient rack ovens is a piece of cake.

    Single-rack ovens -- $1,500
    Double-rack ovens -- $1,000

    Browse our list of qualifying rack ovens.

     

    Deck Ovens

    Deck ovens vary from convection ovens in the way in which heat is transferred to the product being baked. Deck ovens use conduction heat to bake products which happens when heat travels directly from a hot stone or deck to the loaf of bread or sheet pan being baked. Doing so efficiently can save your business thousands of dollars over an inefficient model. PSE electric customers qualify for this rebate so choose an efficient model and get baking!

    Deck ovens $1,500 --

    Browse our list of qualifying deck ovens.

     

  • Refrigeration equipment
    Appliances Electric Natural Gas

    Ice Makers

    An ENERGY STAR® qualified commercial ice maker can save your business an average of 15 percent on its energy cost without any loss of ice harvesting power. Receive $200-$500 back on energy-efficient commercial ice makers, dependent on tested production capacity.

    Ice makers 50 - 999 pounds of ice harvest per day $200 --
    Ice makers 1,000+ pounds of ice harvest per day $500 --

    Browse our list of qualifying ice makers.

    Some water utilities also offer incentives for qualified, water- and energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment. Be sure to check with your water provider for any possible additional incentives on commercial ice machines.

    For your convenience, check this list of available incentives (under "Kitchen Equipment") and service areas from the Saving Water Partnership. For LOTT Alliance customers please check the partner programs (under Watersmart Technology Rebates) for additional water/sewer saving incentives in your area.

    Reach In Refrigeration

    Washington State Energy Code mandates that ENERGY STAR® reach-in refrigeration be installed in your business. For this reason we are unable to offer rebates for this type of equipment. If you would like to discuss energy efficient walk-in refrigeration technology please visit this page to get in touch with us and learn more about our custom incentive program for this type of project, or email grantapplications@pse.com with questions.

  • Water heating and sanitation equipment
    Appliances Electric Natural Gas

    Water heating

    Using condensing water heating recovers heat that normally travels up your flue to the air outside, so improving its energy efficiency by 10 percent or more can add up to valuable energy savings.

    To take advantage of these savings, please contact your local distributor.

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    Dishwashers

    An ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwasher is an average of 40 percent more water- and energy-efficient than a standard model, helping to lower your energy bills and reduce waste. Apply for PSE's incentive on a new, energy-efficient dishwasher and get back $150 - $1500 depending on equipment and fuel type. Your utilities are working together to make this rebate available to you. To confirm your eligibility for specific models please contact commercialkitchens@efficiencyrebates.com (and have your water heater fuel type handy).

    Undercounter $150 $150†
    Door-type up to $750 up to $750†
    Single-tank Conveyor up to $1,000 up to $1,000†
    Multi-tank Conveyor up to $1,500 up to $1,500†

    Browse our list of qualifying dishwashers.

    Additional commercial dishwasher savings

    Some water utilities also offer incentives for qualified, water- and energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment. Be sure to check with your water provider for any possible additional incentives on commercial dishwashers.

    For your convenience, check this list of available incentives (under "Kitchen Equipment") and service areas from the Saving Water Partnership. For LOTT Alliance customers please check the partner programs (under Watersmart Technology Rebates) for additional water/sewer saving incentives in your area.

* Funding availability subject to annual program budgets.
** Incentive eligibility of equipment subject to change. Contact PSE to confirm before purchase.
† PSE customers whose business site is located within the City of Seattle may be ineligible for this incentive.

  • How to qualify

    To be eligible for PSE's commercial kitchen equipment incentives:


    • You must be a current PSE business electric or natural gas customer.
    • Your business site must use electricity or natural gas from PSE as the primary fuel source for your kitchen.
    • All incentives are only available on new, qualifying equipment.
    • If your business is located in the city of Seattle, you may not be eligible for certain natural gas equipment incentives (marked in the table above with a "") due to noncompliance with the Seattle Energy Code. To verify your eligibility, send an email with the mailing address of your business site to commercialkitchens@efficiencyrebates.com.

    PSE reserves the right to inspect installations for qualification compliance prior to issuing payment. You must not unduly or unreasonably limit PSE's ability to conduct inspections.

    For help verifying your qualifications, send an email to commercialkitchens@efficiencyrebates.com.

  • How to apply

    Be sure that you purchase only qualifying commercial kitchen equipment for your business site.

    Receive your incentive(s) instantly

    You have the option to purchase your qualified commercial/industrial kitchen equipment from select distributors and get the value of your PSE incentives subtracted from the price right at checkout. These distributors can help you complete your PSE incentive application forms.

    PSE commercial kitchen equipment incentives can be redeemed instantly at the following distributors:

    Equipment Distributor Address Telephone
    Bargreen Ellingson Foodservice Supply & Design – Everett 133 128th St. S.W.
    Everett, WA 98204
    425-740-2424
    1-888-770-2424 (toll-free)
    Bargreen Ellingson Foodservice Supply & Design – Seattle 3627 First Ave. S.
    Seattle, WA 98134
    206-682-1472
    1-800-525-0131(toll-free)
    Bargreen Ellingson Foodservice Supply & Design – Tacoma 6626 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
    Suite B
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    253-475-9201
    1-800-322-4441 (toll-free)
    Continental Food Service Equipment 1201 Center St.
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    253-572-7720
    Dick's Restaurant Supply – Bellevue 2102 140th Ave. N.E.
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    425-289-0680
    Dick's Restaurant Supply – Mount Vernon 324 Chenoweth St.
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    360-848-0259
    Dick's Restaurant Supply – Seattle 2963 First Ave. S.
    Seattle, WA 98134
    206-382-0160
    DSL Northwest, Inc. 21513 84th Ave. S.
    Kent, WA 98032
    425-264-0383 ext. 2103
    Smith & Greene Company 19015 66th Ave. S.
    Kent, WA 98032
    425-988-6648

    Once you've purchased and installed your qualifying kitchen equipment, complete this commercial kitchen incentive application and prepare the following:

    Submit all of the above to PSE in one of two ways:

    If you have any questions, send an email to commercialkitchens@efficiencyrebates.com.

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