How to Choose Your First Commercial Dishwasher

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If your business is involved with food preparation then there is a good chance that you will be using a dishwasher of some kind. There is nothing like owning one of these devices to get items clean and ready for use again in a short space of time. Of course, not all businesses have gotten round to purchasing one of these devices.

Here are some tips if you find yourself thinking about getting your first commercial dishwasher.

Increased Productivity

Clearly there will be a cost involved when the time comes to get your first dishwasher. However some of this could well be recouped from additional productivity from your existing employees. Taking the pressure off of people having to perform mundane cleaning tasks will help to make any kitchen environment more productive.

Specific Requirements

Although most people will have come into contact with a domestic dishwasher, it should be noted that the commercial dishwashers are very different. The commercial variety will perform individual functions instead of being used to clean anything and everything like the home types.

This specialisation is important to ensure that optimum cleaning is carried out every time they are used. Significantly faster cleaning cycles are available to allow for an increased volume of cleaning. After all commercial dishwashers wouldn’t be very good if they took 40-50 minutes to clean a selection of items.

If your business has many different items that need cleaning then it might be that you need two or more units to cope with the specific requirements. Examples of the types of dishwashers are as follows:

• Glass washers
• Pot washers
• Counter dishwashers
• Pass-through dishwashers

It is sensible to understand what your exact need is. Only then can you be sure of getting the unit that fits your requirements.

Cheap Does Not Always Provide the Best Results

Grabbing a bargain is something that most businesses will appreciate; especially when purchasing capital equipment for the first time. That said it can sometimes be a false economy if you buy too cheaply.

Commercial dishwashers are very often in almost constant use. As a result of this you should be looking for something that will stand the test of time. The better units are made from stainless steel, as opposed to the plastic home dishwasher types.

These commercial dishwashers work at extremely high temperatures. This is how they can clean quickly and efficiently. Stainless steel finishes will last much longer than any other type of finish. Buying a recognised brand will often cost a little more; however, if it means it lasts longer and runs more efficiently then it will have been money well spent.

Maintenance Friendly

To get the best from any cleaning system it is vital that the unit is cleaned down after use. Some of the very best commercial dishwashers only have a few parts that need to be removed to aid cleaning. This will be another great way to improve productivity in your kitchen facility.

The most important thing that should be considered when buying commercial dishwashers is that you buy the one that fits your requirements.

 

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Mark Green is a frequent contributor of content for Alexanders Direct; he has written many articles pertaining to all things regarding Commercial Catering Equipment but especially on such subjects as chest freezers and commercial refrigeration.


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