Mar 6

Warewashers

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Mention the word warewasher outside of a commercial environment and people will stare at you blankly. Warewashers are dishwashers, glasswashers and utensil washers. Warewasher is the collective name used for all of this equipment.

Busy restaurants, hotels and catering establishments would be lost without this equipment. They need a continuous supply of clean crockery and cutlery and they need commercial equipment that is up to the job.

Purchasing this equipment can be a considerable investment for any business. In terms of selection and make there are many things to consider including the energy and water efficiency of the units and their volume of throughput.

There are various types of warewashers. Examples include cabinet glasswashers and dishwashers which tend to be small front loaders which fit under benches or kitchen tops. These are OK for smaller establishments but much more powerful and faster machines are available.

Rack conveyor dishwashers are the largest of such machines. They can deal with incredibly large volumes with an uninterupted flowthrough whilst in operation. Flight washers use a conveyor belt type arrangement but still work on the same principle of continuous washing.

Choosing a warewasher on price alone is not a sensible option. Look carefully at the needs of your establishment, its volume in terms of washing up and the chemicals that it will use. Green washers are becoming ever more popular but be wary of those claims to be green that are often little more than advertising blurb.

Dec 9

Cheap Washing up Liquid

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Do you really want a cheap washing up liquid? Think again.

There are numerous brands of washing up liquid in the UK. They nearly all take the form of a foaming mixture of surfactants which have been specially designed to be kind to your hands.  All are designed for hand washing of your cooking, crockery and cutlery utensils.

Washing up liquids allow the soap to run off the dishes and the soap is harmless and tasteless. Common practice in the UK is to allow soapy dishes to just drip dry although many people prefer to rinse them under running water. A tea towel is another method used to speed up the drying process although tea towels are not necessarily the most hygienic method of drying your dishes.

Buying a cheap washing up liquid is nothing short of false economy. A cheap washing up liquid simply doesn’t cut the mustard. Not only do you end up using excessive quantities just to do the job but it often doesn’t do the job well at all. In the domestic market the consumer always returns to their favourite “fairy” once they have become tired of the cheaper and less efficient brands.

In the commercial market place the washing up liquids tend to be stronger. Again, avoid the cheaper brands that are so diluted as to render them inaffective. Where time and money is important you should invest in the best that you can afford. It will pay dividends in the long run.