Thermodyne EPA 202 Approved Food Holding Equipment

Thermodyne precision slow cook and hold ovens are EPA 202 approved. With no visible smoke or grease-laden effluents collected, Thermodyne units are not required to be placed under a kitchen exhaust hood. Without the need for an overhead commercial kitchen exhaust system, Thermodyne users can save valuable kitchen space by moving units out of the exhaust area. With the added space, new equipment purchases can be made that require hood exhaust systems.

EPA 202 Approved

EPA 202 testing determined that Thermodyne units are in compliance with Section 59 of UL710B, the standard for re-circulating systems.

EPA 202 testing was performed to determine the total grease emissions as well as the amount of visible smoke discharged by our commercial food warming units. Using the Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, the results of the testing determined that Thermodyne Over-the-Counter models 125OC; 250OC; & 300OC and Countertop models BW3; BW4; 200NDNL; 200CT; 250PNDT; 300NDNL; 300CT; 700NDNL; 700CT; & 950NDNL and full-Size models 550CT; 1200G; 1200DW; 1300G; 1600NDNL; 1900G; 1900DW; 1900DWDT; & 2100DW are in compliance with Section 59 of UL710B, the standard for re-circulating systems.

Testing Results

Testing was performed in order to determine the total grease emissions as well as smoke output. Throughout testing, the cooking area was observed and tested for the presence of visible smoke and grease-laden air. Conducted over a period of eight hours of continuous cooking, the experiment used quartered roasting chickens, weighing 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 lb. skin-on and bone-in. Results indicated that the total amount of grease-laden effluents collected by the sampling equipment was found to be _0.30_ mg/m³, which is less than the required 5 mg/m³. The total grease emissions (per clause 78.2 of 710B) in pounds per hour per linear foot of hood were 0.000150_ lb/hr/ft.

About Thermodyne Foodservice Products

Founded in 1987, Thermodyne Food Service Products, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of both countertop and full-sized slow cook and hold ovens. Each unit features Thermodyne’s patented Fluid Shelf Technology, in which low-temperature heat is transferred throughout each shelf rather than through the air. This not only ensures food quality and safety but also allows food products to be held for extended periods. Contact us today to find out about the incredible flexibility and serving capabilities made possible by Fluid Shelf Technology. For more information, call 888-310-7352 or visit  

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