How to choose a glasswasher
However, to get the best from your investment, you need to choose a glasswasher that is right for your exact business.
Points to consider
Before you get started to study the glasswasher and dishwasher market, revise your business environment to understand what options you need. Here are four main points to consider:
Understand your wash needs
To clarify, you can buy a glasswasher or a dishwasher that serves as a glasswasher as well. Of course, if you have an unlimited budget, you can afford to purchase and install both units for your kitchen facility. However, if you are short in budget or want to invest with the highest ROI, it is worth to prioritising. That is to say, if you run a cocktail bar, a glasswasher is the only device you need.
On the contrary, for a café and restaurant purchasing a dishwasher is a better decision as they need to wash both glassware and tableware.
Identify your wash capacities
Here, you need to think about how many glasses you have and how many glasses you usually serve per hour in peak times. This gives you a clear picture of what production you require. Thus, you can be sure you acquire the unit of production that matches your business needs well.
Even though a wash cycle is around two minutes, you don’t want to make your customers wait these two minutes, do you? After all, in today’s rushing world every second makes a difference.
Understand your required load height
Load height a glasswashing machine provides determines what glasses you can clean here. For example, wine, champagne, whiskey, and beer glasses differ in their height. The matter is different appliances have different maximum load height.
For example, if you buy a one of 240mm, you may found out some of your glasses don’t fit the unit or risk to break when being cleaned. So, be aware of this aspect, measure your glassware height, and keep it in mind when choosing an appliance.
Assess your available space
To clarify, different makes and models have different dimensions. Your task is to find a unit that fits your space. Note, when assessing your available space and arranging allocation of a glasswasher, you need not only think about unit dimensions. Think about how you will arrange glasswasher repair if the emergency strikes.
Of course, if you have a dedicated washing area, the unit’s dimensions are of little concern. In other words, you can opt for a large appliance. However, if you are short in space, finding a unit of right dimensions can be a real challenge.
Glasswasher types to choose
The most common type of glasswasher is an undercounter glasswasher. This type is very convenient and easy to operate. Besides, due to its compact dimensions, such a machine can easily fit a small-spaced facility.
For certain undercounter units, production may reach up to 1500 glasses per hour and even more. Thus, this is an excellent option to equip your bar, café, or even a small restaurant. Typically, the wash cycle here is just a few minutes. Thus, they are highly efficient when it comes to glassware that is lightly soiled.
Also, glasswashers differ with the number of wash arms they are equipped with. To clarify, there are one-armed and two-armed machines. Units with two wash arms are a better choice. Having upper and lower wash arm, such appliances covers all areas and all the utensils within the load. Besides, they are more time-effective as two arms greatly reduce a wash cycle.
To sum up, there are many things to consider and many options to choose. Keep them in mind when selecting a glasswasher or a dishwasher with a similar functionality and you will find the one that is right for your case. If you still have any questions, feel free to call us and ask them. By the way, you can always count on us in installation, repair, and maintenance tasks.
LE Company team