ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements
for Commercial Fryers
Partner Commitments
Following are the terms of the ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement as it pertains to the manufacture
and labeling of ENERGY STAR qualified products. The ENERGY STAR Partner must adhere to the
following partner commitments:
Qualifying Products	
1.	Comply with current ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria, which define performance requirements and
test procedures for commercial fryers. A list of eligible products and their corresponding Eligibility
Criteria can be found at
2.	Obtain certification of ENERGY STAR qualification from a Certification Body recognized by EPA for
commercial fryers prior to associating the ENERGY STAR name or mark with any product. As part of
this certification process, products must be tested in a laboratory recognized by EPA to perform
commercial fryer testing.
Using the ENERGY STAR Name and Marks	
3.	Comply with current ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines, which define how the ENERGY STAR name
and marks may be used. Partner is responsible for adhering to these guidelines and ensuring that its
authorized representatives, such as advertising agencies, dealers, and distributors, are also in
compliance. The ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines are available at www.eneravstar.aov/loaouse.
4.	Use the ENERGY STAR name and marks only in association with qualified products. Partner may not
refer to itself as an ENERGY STAR Partner unless at least one product is qualified and offered for
5.	Provide clear and consistent labeling of ENERGY STAR qualified commercial fryers.
5.1.	The ENERGY STAR mark must be clearly displayed on the front/inside of the product, in product
literature (i.e., user manuals, spec sheets, etc.), and on the manufacturer's Internet site where
information about ENERGY STAR qualified models is displayed.
5.2.	It is also recommended that the mark appear on the product packaging
Verifying Ongoing Product Qualification	
6.	Participate in third-party verification testing through a Certification Body recognized by EPA for
commercial fryers.
7.	Comply with tests that EPA/DOE may conduct at its discretion on products that are referred to as
ENERGY STAR qualified. These products may be obtained on the open market, or voluntarily
supplied by Partner at the government's request.
Providing Information to EPA	
8. Provide unit shipment data or other market indicators to EPA annually to assist with creation of
ENERGY STAR market penetration estimates, as follows:
8.1. Partner must submit the total number of ENERGY STAR qualified commercial fryers shipped in
the calendar year or an equivalent measurement as agreed to in advance by EPA and Partner.
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Partner shall exclude shipments to organizations that rebrand and resell the shipments
(unaffiliated private labelers).
8.2.	Partner must provide unit shipment data segmented by meaningful product characteristics (e.g.,
type, capacity, presence of additional functions) as prescribed by EPA.
8.3.	Partner must submit unit shipment data for each calendar year to EPA or an EPA-authorized third
party, preferably in electronic format, no later than March 1 of the following year.
Submitted unit shipment data will be used by EPA only for program evaluation purposes and will be
closely controlled. Any information used will be masked by EPA so as to protect the confidentiality of
the Partner;
9.	Report to EPA any attempts by laboratories or Certification Bodies (CBs) to influence testing or
certification results or to engage in discriminatory practices.
10.	Notify EPA of a change in the designated responsible party or contacts within 30 days using the My
ENERGY STAR Account tool (MESA) available at
Performance for Special Distinction	
In order to receive additional recognition and/or support from EPA for its efforts within the Partnership, the
ENERGY STAR Partner may consider the following voluntary measures, and should keep EPA informed
on the progress of these efforts:
¦	Provide quarterly, written updates to EPA as to the efforts undertaken by Partner to increase
availability of ENERGY STAR qualified products, and to promote awareness of ENERGY STAR and
its message.
¦	Consider energy efficiency improvements in company facilities and pursue benchmarking buildings
through the ENERGY STAR Buildings program.
¦	Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products. Revise the company purchasing or procurement
specifications to include ENERGY STAR. Provide procurement officials' contact information to EPA for
periodic updates and coordination. Circulate general ENERGY STAR qualified product information to
employees for use when purchasing products for their homes.
¦	Feature the ENERGY STAR mark(s) on Partner website and other promotional materials. If
information concerning ENERGY STAR is provided on the Partner website as specified by the
ENERGY STAR Web Linking Policy (available in the Partner Resources section of the ENERGY
STAR website), EPA may provide links where appropriate to the Partner website.
¦	Ensure the power management feature is enabled on all ENERGY STAR qualified displays and
computers in use in company facilities, particularly upon installation and after service is performed.
¦	Provide general information about the ENERGY STAR program to employees whose jobs are relevant
to the development, marketing, sales, and service of current ENERGY STAR qualified products.
¦	Provide a simple plan to EPA outlining specific measures Partner plans to undertake beyond the
program requirements listed above. By doing so, EPA may be able to coordinate, communicate,
and/or promote Partner's activities, provide an EPA representative, or include news about the event in
the ENERGY STAR newsletter, on the ENERGY STAR website, etc. The plan may be as simple as
providing a list of planned activities or milestones of which Partner would like EPA to be aware. For
example, activities may include: (1) increasing the availability of ENERGY STAR qualified products by
converting the entire product line within two years to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines; (2)
demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency through special in-store
displays twice a year; (3) providing information to users (via the website and user's manual) about
energy-saving features and operating characteristics of ENERGY STAR qualified products; and (4)
building awareness of the ENERGY STAR Partnership and brand identity by collaborating with EPA
on one print advertorial and one live press event.
¦	Join EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership to improve the environmental performance of the
company's shipping operations. The SmartWay Transport Partnership works with freight carriers,
shippers, and other stakeholders in the goods movement industry to reduce fuel consumption,
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greenhouse gases, and air pollution. For more information on SmartWay, visit
Join EPA's Climate Leaders Partnership to inventory and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through
participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA
recognition as corporate environmental leaders. For more information on Climate Leaders, visit
Join EPA's Green Power Partnership. EPA's Green Power Partnership encourages organizations to
buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with traditional fossil fuel-
based electricity use. The partnership includes a diverse set of organizations including Fortune 500
companies, small and medium businesses, government institutions as well as a growing number of
colleges and universities. For more information on Green Power, visit
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ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements
Product Specification for Commercial Fryers

Eligibility Criteria
DRAFT Version 1.1
Following is the Version 1.1 product specification for ENERGY STAR qualified commercial fryers. A
product shall meet all of the identified criteria if it is to earn the ENERGY STAR.
1) Definitions: Below are the definitions of the relevant terms in this document.
A.	Commercial Open. Deep-Fat Frver: An appliance, including a cooking vessel, in which oil is
placed to such a depth that the cooking food is essentially supported by displacement of the
cooking fluid rather than by the bottom of the vessel. Heat is delivered to the cooking fluid by
means of an immersed electric element or band-wrapped vessel (electric fryers), or by heat
transfer from gas burners through either the walls of the fryer or through tubes passing through
the cooking fluid (gas fryers).
B.	Cooking Energy Efficiency: The quantity of energy input to the food product (e.g., french fries)
during the cooking process; expressed as a percentage of the quantity of energy input to the fryer
during the heavy-, medium-, and light-load tests. For purposes of this specification, the heavy-load
test will be used as a measurement of energy efficiency.
C.	Heavy-Load (French Fry) Cooking: A 3-pound load of frozen shoestring potatoes divided evenly
into VA-lb loads and placed in two baskets for cooking.
D.	Idle Energy Rate: The rate of fryer energy consumption while it is maintaining or holding the frying
medium at the thermostat(s) set point. For purposes of this specification, idle energy rate is
measured by Btu/h (gas) or watts (electric).
E.	Product Family: Variations of one model are offered within a single product line with differences in
aesthetics only. Individual models represented by a product family must be based on the same
basic engineering design and have the same cooking energy efficiency and idle energy rate. All
members of the family must also have the same fry pot size.
A.	Included Products: Products that meet the definition of a Commercial Open Deep-Fat Fryer as
specified herein are eligible for ENERGY STAR qualification, with the exception of products listed
in Section 2.B.
B.	Excluded Products: Any product types not specifically defined in Section 2.A are not eligible for
ENERGY STAR qualification.
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2) Scope:

3) Qualification Criteria:
A. Cooking Energy Efficiency and Idle Energy Rate Requirements:
Table 1: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Open Deep-Fat Gas Fryers
Heavy-Load Cooking Energy Efficiency
> 50%
Idle Energy Rate
< 9,000 Btu/hr
Table 2: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Open Deep-Fat Electric Fryers
Heavy-Load Cooking Energy Efficiency
> 80%
Idle Energy Rate
< 1000 watts
B. Significant Digits and Rounding:
a.	All calculations shall be carried out with actual measured or observed values. Only the final
result of a calculation shall be rounded. Calculated results shall be rounded to the nearest
significant digit as expressed in the corresponding specification limit.
b.	Unless otherwise specified, compliance with specification limit shall be evaluated using exact
values without any benefit from rounding.
4) Test Requirements:
A. Representative Models shall be selected for testing per the following requirements:
a.	For qualification of an individual product model, the representative model shall be equivalent to
that which is intended to be marketed and labeled as ENERGY STAR.
b.	For qualification of a product family, any model within that product family can be tested and
serve as the representative model.
B. When testing commercial fryers, the following test methods shall be used to determine ENERGY
STAR qualification:
Table 3: Test Methods for ENERGY STAR Qualification
ENERGY STAR Requirement
Test Method Reference
Cooking Energy Efficiency
ASTM Standard F1361-99, Test Method for the
Performance of Open Deep Fat Fryers
Idle Energy Rate
5) Effective Date: The ENERGY STAR Commercial Fryer specification shall take effect on August 15,
2003. To qualify for ENERGY STAR, a product model shall meet the ENERGY STAR specification in
effect on the model's date of manufacture. The date of manufacture is specific to each unit and is the
date (e.g., month and year) on which a unit is considered to be completely assembled.
6) Future Specification Revisions: EPA reserves the right to change the specification should
technological and/or market changes affect its usefulness to consumers, industry, or the environment.
In keeping with current policy, revisions to the specification are arrived at through industry
discussions. Please note that ENERGY STAR qualification is not automatically granted for the life of
the product model.
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