Guide for selecting the correct machine
A glasswasher is an indispensable tool for hotels, restaurants and accommodation providers, as well as bars, canteens and guesthouses. The ability to consistently guarantee clean and shiny glasses quickly both increases productivity and considerably improves the image of the business from a customer perspective. Customers do not appreciate their drinks being served in jaded or stained glasses – or glasses which have become unsightly from repeated washing.
So how do you choose the optimum glasswasher for your professional food service business? This handy article provides a list of selection criteria to help you when you are looking to buy or replace a glasswasher.
Why should you buy a powerful glasswasher?
A glasswasher (or a cupwasher) is certainly must-have equipment for all businesses serving drinks: whether a quaint bistro or a large luxury hotel, a retirement home or a hospital. In any establishment where large quantities of glasses or cups are continually in use on a daily basis, there is a need to guarantee customers the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness, and it has to look good.
Professional glasswashers are specially designed for the specific requirements of quick throughput and high performance. As a leading provider of cutting-edge warewashing solutions worldwide, MEIKO is turning extra attention to this product category, with a particular focus on technology, design, efficiency and practical operation.
Five rules for choosing the right dishwashing machine
- Versatility: a good glasswasher must be versatile and allow you to efficiently wash and disinfect not only normal glasses but cups, espresso cups, wine glasses, beer glasses and more. The reasons for this are obvious: every bar and food service business serves a range of different drinks with different properties and colours. That is why you should always look at size and performance when choosing the right glasswasher.
- Space requirements: the little bar on the corner and the kitchen in a large luxury hotel differ greatly in terms of the space they have available. The little bar needs a compact, easily accessible product with no barriers, one that can easily be integrated with the other activities taking place behind the bar. A large hotel, on the other hand, has no restrictions or stipulations in this area. Both definitely need an efficient dishwashing machine, though.
- Performance: speed, as little consumption as possible in terms of water and detergents, quality of the materials and technology used in the professional washing system, minimum resource consumption and meeting the quality and quantity requirements of the business where the glasswasher is installed – all these are necessary criteria for making the right choice of dishwashing machine.
- Design: Without a doubt, the look of a product is important. Imagine a dishwashing machine which is not only functional and efficient but also truly beautiful, catching every eye at the bar. That is a branding bonus for any business.
- Durability: A good quality glasswasher uses materials and technology that require only minimal maintenance, meaning very little down time (don't forget: in the food service industry, down time is absolutely key!)
MEIKO would love to advise you and point you to the perfect glasswasher to meet all of your establishment's requirements, regardless of size or capacity: we are certain to find the ideal machine for your needs in our extensive portfolio. Versatile, efficient, economical and able to make all the difference – guaranteed!
Which dishwasher is suitable for me?
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The M-iClean US commercial dishwasher for food service is quick to install, quick to load – and it quickly makes dirty dishes hygienically gleaming. With an entry height of 315 mm, the M-iClean US glasswasher also accommodates tall beer glasses. With a total size of 460 x 700 mm, it fits in just any corner. The LED indicator handle with its smart colour concept shows what the M-iClean US is currently doing.
The M-iClean UM commercial dishwasher for food service is a valuable addition to any dishwashing area. And it means you won't have any problems cleaning even large washware. The spacious external dimensions of 600 x 700 mm and an entry height of 315 mm makes the M-iClean UM especially suited to wash any washware. The design is compelling, not least because of the LED indicator handle with a smart colour concept. One look at the M-iClean UM handle tells you exactly what it is doing. The display is also an eye catcher, especially if you use the Private Label option to show off your logo.
In addition to plates, cutlery and glasses, do you also have to contend with bulky washware? Even trays are no problem thanks to a size of 600 x 820 mm and an entry height of 435 mm! The smart sensor monitoring reliably keeps track of the wash system and filter, while the integrated GiO-MODULE means your washware comes out shining – and the optimised ComfortAir heat recovery keeps the indoor climate pleasant, washes quickly and leads to increased energy efficiency.
With a size of 600 x 820 mm and a depth of 680 mm, this dishwashing machine for food service is also ideal for use in butcher's shops and bakeries, where it can handle even bulky washware. The smart LED indicator handle and display are a real eye-catcher. And best of all, despite these dimensions and performance, you enjoy energy savings of up to 21 %*. The ComfortAir heat recovery system makes this possible. So big and yet so thrifty!
The UPster U 400 MMF undercounter dishwasher is the perfect introduction to the world of professional dishwashing technology - cleaner, faster, more cost-effective. The clearly arranged display and simple click symbols make the undercounter dishwasher UPster U400 MMF easy to operate. A convenient self-cleaning programme, soft start for very gentle washing and 3 programme running times of the UPster U 400 MMF may be under the counter, but way above par.
An UPster U500 MMF undercounter dishwasher delivers all the MEIKO benefits: clean dishes, glasses and large washware – optimum results achieved through optimal efficiency. The UPster U 500 convinces through the simplest operation, through clearly arranged and readily understandable symbols, as well as intelligent electronics. The UPster U 500 MMF undercounter dishwasher also has digital displays of wash and final rinse temperatures. Quicker, cleaner, more cost-effective.
The spacious rack and generous entry height mean the UPster® U 500 commercial dishwasher is especially suited to wash any washware. And the soft start is particularly gentle on sensitive washware. A fine addition to any dishwashing area and one that needs not be hidden, considering the machine's sleek, modern design and compact external dimensions of 600 x 810 mm. Tested and proven MEIKO technology cuts a fine figure even behind the counter.
Everything on the counter that needs cleaning – it all easily fits. Whether cups, dishes or cutlery, the commercial UPster® U 500 G dishwashing machine can handle it. Thank to the top wash system no corner remains dry. The simple operation with 3 programme cycle times and a host of convenient features, such as the self-cleaning programme, ensure hygienic and unbeatably clean results.
Mountains of washware just seem to melt away with the M-iClean HM hood type dishwashing machine – that's how fast and efficiently this ergonomic warewashing technology gets things done. Plus you benefit from an 80 % reduction in humidity and up to 21 % lower energy consumption. A miracle of simple and efficient warewashing. A gentle touch and the hood opens and closes as if by magic. The M-iClean HM hood type dishwashing machine offers a user-friendly experience, and its superb ergonomics go hand in hand with a range of great features that save you time and money.
It offers plenty of power to tackle dirty dishes but is gentle on the planet. The M-iClean H hood type dishwashing machine brings everything under one hood. And don't forget the hood itself! A gentle touch is all it takes to open and close it and super speedy. Our new ergonomic concept saves time and costs. Save up to 30 minutes of wash cycle time per day and drying is also significantly quicker.
and the passing height of 505 mm means that large and bulky washware can be easily handled. That is how the double hood type dishwashing machine gets pots, pans and trays sparkling clean in a hygienic way. The M-iClean HXL features a double hood and, yes, it's heavy, but the machine makes such light work of moving it that you would never know. The M-iClean HXL knows all about time savings and efficiency, too.
The UPster ® H 500 MMF: pass-through technology for even more power and maximum convenience. This pass-through dishwasher offers consistent power and wash convenience at starter prices. No clouds of steam when you open the hood of the dishwasher, plus convenient automatic start-up. Thanks to the passing height of 440 mm, the UPster H 500 MMF is great choice for tall washware, too, such as large plates, serving dishes and trays.
The UPster® H 500 impresses with its optimised wash and rinse system, flawless tank design and a unique filter system. The hood type dishwashing machine offers all the space you'll need with a roomy passing height of 440 mm. Even Euronorm trays, large dishes and tall beer glasses don't pose a problem. They just slide right into the UPster® H 500.
The FV 130.2 is a commercial dishwasher that offers impressive technical features and enough room to accommodate even the bulkiest items of washware. This powerful all-rounder can even confidently handle pans with burnt-on food. The fully electronic MIKE 2 control system ensures that the oscillating wash arms work in perfect harmony with the tried-and-tested rotating arm rinse system to get every type of washware brilliantly clean.
A commercial dishwasher that pushes warewashing to the next level. It is equipped with the Point2 AirConcept. Its intelligent heat recovery system keeps the atmosphere in the dishwashing area pleasant at all times, even when the machine is in constant use. This powerful machine makes light work of all kinds of washware, from pots and pans to trays, kitchen utensils, containers and bowls.
This commercial dishwasher has everything it needs to makes it a true all-rounder: That means everything runs more smoothly in the dishwashing area. Uncompromising power effect means there is no need for manual cleaning! The flat tables ensure that there are no idle times – the personnel work in an ergonomically sensible manner.
The UPster PF 600 universal dishwasher comes with all the standard equipment and features you would expect from a premium class model including intuitive display symbols and intelligent electronics for easy operation, a fully electronic control system, 3 wash programmes and much more. UPster PF 600: The effective, environmentally friendly and economical universal dishwasher.
Never before has a flight type dishwashing machine been so sophisticated! Your highlights: Intelligent energy distribution for an optimum energy balance; the M-iQ AirConcept which omits the need for an exhaust air connection; the M-iQ filter which guarantees the highest degree of process efficiency, and the M-iQ AirComfort drying with AirStream technology with which valuable energy is kept optimally in the process in every operating phase and ensures perfect drying results.
Designed to make hygiene management more efficient than ever, the UPster B 190V flight-type conveyor dishwasher offers maximum cleanliness all the way down the line. The Low Energy Management system reduces energy consumption and ensures hygiene that is more reliable. This innovative flight-type rack conveyor also reduces fresh water consumption by 20%, making it the best choice for the environment and your bottom line.
Five wash and rinse processes ensure sparkling clean results every time. The UPster B 230 VAP's patented AWS (active water saver) makes this flight-type conveyor dishwasher even more resource-efficient and eco-friendly, reducing the fresh water usage by 19 percent. The Low Energy Management system also reduces energy consumption by 16% making the UPster B 230 VAP the perfect solution to improve working conditions and protect the environment - and your bottom line.
The award winning integrated Low Energy Management greatly reduces the running costs: Heat recovery, pre-heating the rinse water, reduction of exhaust air – these features additionally decrease the energy costs. The UPster B 460 VAP's MIKE 3 CleanControl system is designed to make hygiene management more efficient than ever and ensures maximum cleanliness all the way down the line. The UPster B 460 VAP flight-type conveyor dishwasher offers all the latest warewashing improvements in a single dishwashing system.
The UPster B 690 VAP flight-type conveyor dishwasher offers an outstanding array of advanced technologies that make dishwashing economical, resource-efficient and user-friendly. When worried about hygiene, be assured that the UPster B 690 VAP is designed to make hygiene management more efficient and guarantee maximum cleanliness and safety. What's more, the intelligent Acitve Water Saver significantly reduces the amount of water used. Keep your costs down and minimize your use of resources with the UPster B 690 VAP.
This automatic tray washer features a powerful washing system located both above and below the tray to a maximum cleaning result. This is followed by an intensive hot fresh water final rinse of each tray. To ensure a first class drying result the BTA flight type dishwashing machine transport cords are separated between the final rinse section and the drying zone. Trays are therefore transported on "dry" round belt cords when in the drying zone for a optimal drying performance.
The compact construction and the exceptional price/performance ratio make the automatic BTA 240 flight type dishwashing machine a must have! Trays no longer need to be picked-up and placed on the machine belt manually. This keeps costs lower with shorter wash cycle times, reduced working hours and less energy consumption. The optional heat recovery condensing system uses the otherwise extracted steam vapours for the pre-heating of the incoming cold water supply, whilst considerably reducing the humidity and temperature of the remaining exhausted air.
The M-iQ energy concept provides an optimum energy balance, and not only saves costs but brings a good climate into the dishwashing area. The M-iQ GreenEye Technology® ensures that the detergent and rinse aid are only added in the required amounts, and that at least 10 % less fresh water is used. The M-iQ AirConcept is responsible for the fact that this commercial dishwasher can also completely omit an exhaust air connection, and the M-iQ filter ensures the highest levels of process efficiency.
With this rack type dishwashing machine the available space is used optimally. Despite its compact dimensions, the UPster K-S 160 rack type dishwashing machine really gets rid of things. Thanks to exhaust air heat recovery, the climate in the kitchen remains pleasant and the operating costs low. A real power pack.
The UPster K-S 200 shows its strengths with an additional final rinse zone and a major boost in rack capacity. This rack type dishwashing machine is particularly suitable for bulky washware that cannot be placed anywhere else. The climate in the dishwashing area remains pleasant thanks to MEIKO exhaust air technology.
What's the secret to faster, cleaner results? In the UPster K-M 250 rack type dishwashing machine it's a pre-wash zone which allows it to handle considerably more racks per hour. An extra large passing height makes it easy to clean large trays and pots. The speedy solution for outstanding results.
Thanks to an additional wash tank, the rack type dishwashing machine increases the washing capacity even more. Great performance with optimal use of space. Thanks to heat recovery, the hot vapour is not released into the room in an uncontrolled manner, but is fed back into the water cycle - and thus saves energy.
The UPster K-L 340 has an additional pre-wash zone and a complete second washing system for maximum performance and cleanliness. The climate in the dishwashing area remains pleasant thanks to heat recovery - a separate exhaust air connection is not required. This ensures low energy and operating costs. Due to its enormous entry height, it is also suitable for particularly bulky washware.
The K 200 M rack-type dishwashing system makes exceptionally good use of floor space, and the intelligent design leads to outstanding efficiency, reliable operation and a long service life. The large passing height of 450 mm allows even the largest tableware to be cleaned. Speaking of clean... the design of the tank interior eliminates the possibility of dirt building up along the edges and is very easy to clean.
Not only can MEIKO customers expect to use the K 260 M rack-type dishwashing system satisfactorily for many years to come, but they should also be able to utilise fully the numerous advantages that are incorporated within the basket system. Even in limited working space, the K 260 M rack-type dishwashing system provides first class wash performance, optimal final rinse results and maximum economy. The advantages of the K 260 M bring technical, economical, and ecological confidence now and in the future.