Washing dirty dishes is a fact of life. Unless we are willing to use paper products every time we cook and eat, we are going to find ourselves with dishes in need of washing at the end of each meal. Some households and businesses deal with this by hand-washing the dishes; others do so by using an automatic dishwasher.
The tools for hand-washing dishes are basic – water, dish soap, sponge, and two hands. While effective, this method is time-consuming and can be rough on one’s skin. Buying and installing a dishwasher is much more preferable in many cases.
When shopping for a dishwasher, you will find two main categories: residential and commercial. Residential dishwashers are designed for the average household that needs to wash dishes perhaps once every one to two days. This may suit the needs of many, but those who have larger or more frequent needs should consider investing in a commercial dishwasher.
Such industrial-strength appliances will stand up to the heavy use caused by those who have large families, host frequent dinner parties, or produce food products intended for the market. Rather than taking an hour or more to wash one load of dishes, industrial dishwashers can often wash 30 loads of dishes in that same time frame.
When installing a commercial dishwasher in a private home, one does not need to sacrifice style and décor. An under-the-counter, stainless steel appliance can blend in perfectly with the kitchen decor.
In a business setting, there are options for under-the-counter models, specialty glass washers, conveyor systems, and stand-alone machines with doors. Depending on the size of the kitchen, some of these appliances could be hidden in large cabinets behind doors. However, in most business establishments, these appliances are out in the open due to their constant use.
The first decision to make regarding buying an industrial dishwasher is the type of machine that is needed. This is determined by the amount of space available as well as by the quantity of dishes in need of washing. If the number of dishes is average, then a standard industrial dishwasher would suffice. However, if the number of dishes is quite large, then consider investing in a conveyor dishwasher that can wash about 200 loads of dishes in one hour’s time.
Other factors to think about include rinse and sanitation cycles, the amount of water needed for each load and the amount of electricity needed to power the machine. Once these factors are determined, it is easy to find the right appliance for your needs. Be sure to have it professionally installed and then sit back and enjoy all the extra time you gain by washing dishes more efficiently.