Anyone can make an informed glasswasher purchase with the right product knowledge and the means to interpret it. Main Auction Services provide all of the guidance you need in the form of an overall Glasswasher purchasing and installation guide, this specific glasswasher buyer’s direct, and clear and detailed product information for each glasswasher.
Commercial Glasswasher guides for builders and buyers, and are the minimum factors you need to be familiar with before making your purchase.
- Break tanks along with WRAS legal requirements
- Servicing valves
- Water pressure
- Drain pumps
- Water softener
- Electricity supply
- Hot vs cold water provides
As soon as you’re comfortable with all the above, you can use these commercial glasswasher buyers direct to narrow your options based on more specific aesthetic and functionality related things, such as
- Size and positioning
- Boost pumps
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency
- Double-paned door and frame
SIZE AND POSITIONING
Whether the commercial glasswasher will fit in the area you’ve got is clearly of critical importance. Bear in mind, you have to allow space nearby for catering dimensions cartons of glass wash detergent and rinse aid, and if you’re in a hard water place then a water softener unit too (although a few machines have built-in water softeners in case you have extremely restricted space).
As a restaurant supply in Houston, TX, we exhibit the external measurements of our commercial glasswashers in the item description.
When thinking about the position of your glasswasher remember to account for the door is open and whether there is space for staff to pass from the machine when it is being loaded and unloaded. Positioning on a general-purpose universal washer stand to raise the glasswasher to some more convenient working height is advocated, to boost the speed of unloading and loading and lessen the risk of manual handling injuries.
The washing capacity of your glasswasher is a product of its internal dimensions and clean speed. Internal dimensions are most usefully expressed in terms of basket size and variety of pint glasses that can fit in the machine (in case you do not wash many pint glasses you are still able to use the basket dimensions to see how lots of wine or alternative glasses it will wash in one go).
Wash speed is expressed concerning racks per hour or only a cycle time. A commercial glasswasher with a two-minute cycle time may maintain thirty racks per hour, for example, but you should be careful of the washing rate given in racks per hour because they seldom include the opportunity to load and unload.
Some washers have changeable cycle times, like the Hobart Ecomax G403 using a 90 second or 180 next cycle time, or the Hobart Ecomax G504 using 60 or 180-second settings. Selectable cycles can be quite useful once you want to extend the wash time for any reason.
You need at least two baskets for your glasswasher, and in case you have the space for more than up to three or even four is helpful. You will save time piling glasses directly into trays instead of on a plate or in a sink, only to need to load them later.
Basket sizes are standardized across the business in a selection of set sizes (so whatever washer product you select you can get your stands from anyplace).
If you have marginally low water pressure (near 2 bar or 28psi) then a rinse increase pump is a fantastic idea to ensure the wash arm rotates properly and the glasswasher rinse cycle is successful. A number of our clients opt for a boost pump, in any case, to guarantee the highest caliber of cleaning and washing. This is particularly important for glass where which will come under high examination from your clients and shows up spots and watermarks caused by inadequately rinsed detergent more readily than crockery.
Energy efficiency is a complex area, but with energy costs just going in one direction it grows more important each year. We are proud to stock producers that are serious in their responsibilities to maximize energy efficiency. As the name implies, the Hobart Ecomax Range delivers exceptional performance in this region, but none of our models perform badly.
If you would like to judge how much energy in total is utilized by a particular commercial glasswasher, only look at the Watt or Kilowatt figure given. In basic electrical conditions, this is the amount of work being done by the machine. But don’t be duped into thinking higher Wattage figures equate to poor energy efficiency. You also must compare that to the results that the machine accomplishes. How much sterile glassware will you get for this energy use? It’s possible to use the information you’ve already gathered on capacity (see above) and split the Watt figure by the number of glasses washed each hour to get a useful figure for comparison.
There are other factors to consider as well, for example, the efficacy of the machine in a resting condition. At least a few of the time, and maybe more than you think, your commercial glasswasher will be switched on but not in use. It will use energy to keep its temperature, and so versions with insulated wash tanks and double-skinned construction will not only be more silent but more energy-efficient also.
Water efficiency is also important in a commercial glasswasher. If you can get the same results using less water then so much better. Look for products like the Hobart Ecomax G502, which matches quickly and has reduced water consumption, and as its name suggests is quite economical to run overall.
HOT VS COLD WATER PLUMBING
The vast majority of the glasswashers can be plumbed into hot or cold water supplies. The easiest option in the vast majority of instances is going to be to plumb into cold water, and let the inner heating element deliver the water up to temperatures, although this is not necessarily the most energy-efficient strategy.
A lot will depend on the way your warm water is supplied. Drawing hot water from a combi boiler can reduce water pressure to other hot water appliances, but if you have large hot water storage tanks along with decent water pressure that this is less of an issue.
It might also be the case that you have a great supply of very cheap hot water, perhaps heated by solar power, a biomass boiler, or other renewable sources. In such scenarios, the energy savings may make it worth the slightly increased complexity of connecting to the warm water supply.
Bear in mind, whichever you choose you will find Tolerances for maximum temperature in each case (both cold and hot water feeds). As a rough guide cold is highest 30 degrees C and hot is maximum of 60 degrees C, but please check on the information given for each version.
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