The right commercial warewasher will instantly save you time and money, adding value and efficiency to your team.

Washing kitchenware at a higher temperature, glasswashers and dishwashers ensure your kitchen essentials are thoroughly cleaned to health and safety standards. But with so many different types of models, kitchens and requirements, how do you know which commercial warewasher is best?

What Type Of Warewasher Do You Need?

Commercial warewashers are split into two types: commercial glasswashers and commercial dishwashers. Both play different roles but bring plenty of benefits. The right type depends on the requirement of your kitchen.

Commercial Glasswashers

  • Used only for glassware
  • Ideal for bars, pubs and cafes
  • Washes all types of glassware
  • Washes at a higher temperature
  • Available as an under-counter model only

Commercial Dishwashers

  • Washes all dishwasher-safe kitchenware
  • Ideal for cafes, restaurants and hotels
  • Washes at a higher temperature
  • Available in multiple styles

Things To Consider When Buying A New Commercial warewasher

Once you’ve decided which type of warewasher is suitable for your commercial kitchen, there are a few more influential factors:

Kitchen requirements

Look at your menu and what tableware, glassware and kitchen accessories you’ll use. Also, consider your peak times and how often you’ll need to run your warewasher to keep your kitchen operating.

Machine capacity

If your kitchen is in action 24/7, you’ll need a warewasher which can hold and clean multiple dishes at once. Look at how many racks it is capable of washing and the wash cycle lengths to determine if it’ll keep up.

Kitchen space

The above two points are only valid if the warewasher you want fits into your kitchen. Measure the space first, or, if it’s a new kitchen, choose the best location and measure the allocated space.

Do you need a water softener?

This is an essential addition for any kitchens based within hard water areas (South and East UK). Adding a water softener to your cycle reduces limescale build-up and minimises machine breakdown.

Do you need a drain pump?

This is dependent on where your waste pipe sits. Most are above where the warewasher drains, so you’ll need a drain pump to push dirty water out of the warewasher and into the waste pipe.

Do you need a Class ‘A’ Air Gap?

This is a legal requirement for all dishwashers within commercial kitchens or food prep areas. An air gap is installed into your warewasher and stops dirty wash water from entering the mains water.

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Sourcing the right warewashing equipment

At Inox Equip, we pride ourselves on sourcing the right equipment for the hospitality and catering industry. If you’re unsure which is the best commercial glasswasher or dishwasher for your kitchen, our team can advise on suitable and sustainable solutions.