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ASTM WK81810

New Test Method for Performance of Compartmentalized Heated Bin Cabinets

1. Scope

This test method evaluates the preheat energy consumption and idle energy consumption of compartmentalized heated bin cabinets. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a compartmentalized heated bin cabinet and understand its energy performance and temperature uniformity. A compartmentalized heated bin cabinet is described as a compartmentalized commercial kitchen appliance that is used to hold hot food ingredients (usually no greater than 180°F) that has been cooked in a separate appliance at a specified temperature.


Commercial Cooking; Hot Food Holding; Holding Bins


This type of equipment is offered by several manufacturers and widely used in the industry, especially in quick service restaurants. There is currently no standardized test method for this equipment type.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F26.06

Committee: F26

Staff Manager: Krista Robbins

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-06-2022

Technical Contact: Brian Choi

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