Order up! Top 8 food service rebates

Order up! Top 8 food service rebates

Operating a successful restaurant takes skills, talent and teamwork. Even if your kitchen crew works like a well-oiled machine, older, worn-out appliances could be holding you back from bigger savings, speedier food prep and cooking and 100% satisfied guests. If your equipment is old or doesn’t work like it used to, it’s time to upgrade! With more than 20 food service and refrigeration rebates, PG&E can help cover the cost of your new, energy-efficient equipment.

Not only will you save on your initial upgrade costs (with PG&E rebates), but you’ll also save far into the future. Energy efficiency pays off for years to come. How? Take a look at our top 8 food service and refrigeration rebates. We’ve broken it down by energy savings and all the other benefits you can look forward to with each upgrade. Add it up, and you can experience increased food sales, greater employee productivity, higher customer service ratings and more!

PG&E RebatesYour Benefits
Commercial Steam Cookers

Electric: $1,850/steamer compartment

Gas: $2,500/steamer compartment

ENERGY STAR® certified steam cookers are highly efficient – with electric versions up to 50% more efficient than standard models and gas versions up to 38%. In addition to energy savings, they also save more water, using just 3 gallons per hour compared to the 40 gallons standard models use. Foods cook quickly and retain color, moisture and nutrients. That means food can get to hungry diners faster, reducing your ticket time.

Commercial Fryers

Electric: $650/vat

Gas: $749/vat

Want to decrease your cook time and increase your production rate? Turn to ENERGY-STAR fryers. They’re up to 30% more efficient than standard models and many have built-in oil filtration. A standard-sized electric fryer can save 1,100 kWh/year and a gas model can save 50 MBtu/year. That means smaller utility bills.


Electric: $150/linear ft.

Gas: $100/linear ft.

Lower your bill and greenhouse gas emissions with a new energy-efficient griddle. For quick, uniform cooking of a variety of foods, the griddle is your go-to appliance.

Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV)

$700/exhaust fan hp

Opt for this technology, and you could save thousands each year. DCKV allows you to slow your exhaust fans to the lowest speed needed to clear the air, which means you use much less energy and get the same clean result. Plus, fans running at low speed reduce noise in your kitchen, something your kitchen staff is sure to appreciate.

Low-Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

Gas: $35/valve

These save water and the natural gas it takes to heat the water. If you use three 1.6-gallon/minute, low-flow models, you can save about 66,000 gallons of hot water per year, resulting in annual costs savings of up to $1,000!

Auto-Closers for Walk-in Cooler or Freezer Doors


Never worry about someone accidentally leaving the door open again. Auto-closers make things easier for your employees and better for your food.

Insulated Holding Cabinets

Full Size: $750/unit

Half Size: $200/unit

These cabinets are 70% more efficient than standard, non-ENERGY STAR certified models. Install one of these, and you could save $300 a year! You’ll keep food warm without heating up your kitchen, as insulation maintains a uniform temperature and decreases heat loss.

Super-Efficient Ice Machines

Up to $500/unit

Whether you need thousands or hundreds of pounds of ice a day, there's an energy-efficient machine that will get your food service operation the right amount of ice – using less water and electricity to do so.

Take your kitchen to the next level! Get the details on all of our food service and refrigeration rebates. Once you’ve got your eye on some new equipment, be sure it qualifies for PG&E rebates. Check our list of qualified equipment. And find out if you qualify for interest-free loans of $5,000 to $100,000 for your upgrades!