HACKETTSTOWN, NJ –

Capital Cooking Equipment Chairman Surjit Kalsi has been elected into the Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame. The selection was made by the National Kitchen and Bath Assn. (NKBA).

According to NKBA, Kalsi is credited with changing the face of the appliance industry. Kalsi introduced the concept of commercial quality ranges for residential use and developed the world’s first all-stainless steel outdoor barbecue line. His  contributions include the invention of the world’s first pyolytic self-cleaning oven, the low input natural gas pilot, the universal gas burner, retention flame burner and the first dual flow gas burner.

In a statement, 2011 NKBA President David Alderman, CMKBD, said, “Surjit Kalsi’s advancements in appliance technology and design have paved the way for today’s popular application of commercial grade ranges in residential kitchens. His products have elevated home cooking to a new level.”

Posted by Karen Koenig

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