Hobart Warewashing has won a Star Award in Innovation for its new enhanced flight-type dishwasher.

The company was awarded the accolade after readers of the German hotel trade journal Top Hotel voted to recognise the flight-type dishwasher’s energy efficiency.

The machine impressed with its optimised cleaning system, “which results in a significant reduction in exhaust air”, according to the company. “Not only does this help conserve energy, resulting in reduced operating costs, it also removes the need for a separate exhaust hood, helping to save valuable space in busy kitchens.”

Tim Bender, sales director of Hobart, said: “To win an award based on public votes is especially rewarding as it comes from those who really matter – our customers.

“We pride ourselves on constantly rethinking and innovating to make our products the absolute best they can be, whether that’s by optimising efficiency, reducing costs or improving usability.”