12 Mar, 2017
Buying Guide | Commercial Dishwasher
Commercial Dishwasher will be working harder than any other piece of equipment in every commercial kitchen and restaurants. Restaurant Dishwashers will cut operating costs in half and speed up the turn around time for making dishes, utensils, and prep supplies clean ready to use, so whether you happen to be a small or large operation, it is imperative you operate with a dishwasher that is going to meet all of your needs. So how do you choose the right one?
There are two main types of Commercial Dishwashers: High Temperature Dishwasher & Low Temperature Dishwasher – It is essential to know the difference between them as both are different in their own way.
High Tmp Vs Low Temp Dishwashers
High Temperature Dishwashers
Use water that is heated specifically to 180 Degrees to sanitize each load. With that being said, the high temp unit does not require chemicals which will allow you to save money on your regular chemical refills and makes this unit environmentally-friendly.
Low Temperature Dishwashers
Work at a low temperature and use sanitizing solutions in order to properly sanitize each load. Because Low Temp Dishwashers require minimal water heat, they become more energy efficient. The sanitation chemicals that a low temp uses have been known to damage flatware, plastic items, and plates and have a track record for leaving glasses spotty. If you happen to be cooking with a lot of grease, we recommend a high temperature dishwasher!
Now that you have chosen between a high temperature dishwasher or a low temperature dishwasher, it is time to decide on the size. First, it is important to know the size of your commercial kitchen, and to acknowledge the number of wares you will be going through per hour.
Types of Dishwashers
Conveyor Dishwashers are the BIG dishwashers for commercial kitchens with a high volume and are most commonly used in large cafeterias such as Hospitals and Schools. With ease of use, you will load your rack on one side of this large machine, and it will automatically work its way to the other side of the dishwasher during the complete cleaning process. This saves a busy kitchen loads of time to focus on more important things – Serving your customers!
Door Type Dishwashers / Pass Though Dishwashers
Door Type Dishwashers or Pass Though Dishwashers provide you access to its interior by using large handles in which the door is equipped with. Like the Undercounter Dishwasher, you can find both options in Low Temperature and High Temperature. Handling up to 150 racks per hour, this machine is most common in the food industry and large restaurants!
Glasswashers are perfect for bars and other areas that have high volume of glassware that require fast turnaround, glasswasher machines can be stored undercounter and require chemical sanitizing. Each glasswasher has a unique design with greater interior clearance than a traditional dishwasher has, and they can accommodate specialty glassware such as wine and martini glasses.
Undercounter Dishwashers are the most popular of dishwashers as they can easily slide under the majority of countertops. Supplied in both Low Temperature and High Temperature, these dishwashers are by far the most popular. Although the undercounter dishwashers have a smaller capacity per hour, being the size of a typical household dishwasher, they are perfect for smaller kitchens and operations that do not have a lot of space.
Booster Heaters pre-heat water to 180 Fahrenheit for proper sanitization and to ensure your dishwasher thoroughly cleans the dishes during wash cycles. Booster heaters are typically used on large Conveyor or Flight dishwashers that process large volumes of dishes per hour. Most undercounter and door type units have a built-in booster heater.
Commercial Dishwasher Accessories
Clean Dish Table
Clean dish tables provide the perfect space to place dirty dishes before running them through your commercial dishwasher or to store clean dishes before they are put away. Connect a dish table to your conveyor, single, or double rack dishwasher, or connect one to your pot sink, so you can wash dishes more efficiently.
Soil Dish Tables
Soil dish tables provide the perfect space to place dirty dishes before running them through your commercial dishwasher or to store clean dishes before they are put away. Connect a dish table to your conveyor, single, or double rack dishwasher, or connect one to your pot sink, so you can wash dishes more efficiently.
All commercial dishwashers require Chemicals to clean the dishes properly. However, in low temp machines, it’s vital to use proper cleaning with every use. These chemicals enable your commercial dishwasher to sanitize and clean dishes at temperatures that won’t naturally sanitize your dishes.
Common Commercial Dishwasher