Pot Washer by MEIKO
Save time and avoid the hassle of cleaning big pots with Meiko's Pot Washing Machine
In commercial food establishments, the need for cleaning and sanitizing is always in demand. From the food preparation to the cooking and serving, these steps involve using a lot of kitchen wares that keep the kitchen running all the time.
For this reason, there are many different types of machines built for commercial warewashing such as commercial dishwashers, glasswashers, etc. But the one warewashing equipment that is often overlooked by many is the pot washing machine.
Throughout a commercial kitchen’s day-to-day operations, pots and pans can pile up and cleaning them all at once can be a hassle. You can’t just put them inside the dishwasher due to the varying sizes of these wares and cleaning them by hand can be time-consuming especially when it comes to stubborn stains.
This is where a pot washer comes in – to offer a reliable cleaning solution for all the pots and pans as well as other cookware in your commercial kitchen. In this article, we will discuss the pot washer, its usage in commercial food establishments, and the key features for you to consider using one of MEIKO’s.
What is a pot washer?
As the name suggests, a pot washer is a special warewashing machine that is designed to clean and sanitize all kinds of cookware from your pots and pans, GN containers, cast iron skillets, saucepans, trays, cooking utensils, storage boxes, crates, and more.
Pot washing machines are also much larger than a commercial dishwasher as most of the cookware for a commercial kitchen are of different shapes and sizes. Since the pots and pans are the trickiest to wash in terms of size and cleaning requirements, putting them in a pot washer will make warewashing a breeze in your commercial kitchen.
At MEIKO, we have a few models of pot washers such as the FV 130.2, FV 250.2, and DV 270.2, all of which are made in Germany. These are powerful pot washing machines designed to clean all kinds of utensils for commercial kitchens.
With oscillating washing arms, combined with a practical and well-proven rotary final rinse system, these pot washers produce the best warewashing results for commercial kitchens.
Key features of MEIKO’s pot washer
To offer outstanding cleaning performance, the DV/FV series are equipped with a range of features that can meet various warewashing needs and requirements of a commercial kitchen. The following are some of the key features of these pot washing machines.
Ease of use
Like most of MEIKO’s warewashing equipment, the DV/FV pot washer series are equipped with a fully electronic control system as standard. The programmes can each be selected by gently pressing the appropriate symbol on the touch-sensitive keypad and the operating status and relevant messages are indicated on the digital display.
With easily understood international symbols, combined with clearly displayed wash and rinse temperatures, your kitchen crew will be able to operate and control these pot washing machines with ease. Also, instead of having your crew handle the pots and pans manually, which can be labour-intensive, they can put the wares into the machine and let it wash.
The easy to understand controls with a large TFT colour graphic display ensures simple operation.
When your commercial kitchen runs at a high capacity, it's no surprise that exceptional washing capacity is also required. For this reason, you will need MEIKO's pot washer series as the three models – FV 130.2, FV 250.2, and DV 270.2 – are capable of cleaning your cookware with up to 30 racks per hour.
Additionally, your kitchen can achieve brilliant washing results with the GiO Module – a reverse osmosis system with a 98% demineralisation rate, offering optimum performance and chemical savings. As a result, your cookware will remain clean, sparkling, and hygienic after every use for many years.
The use of a pot washer will also significantly save you time, water, chemicals, and energy compared to a 3-compartment sink that's typically found in a traditional kitchen.
For clients who want their glasses and dishes to sparkle, improving the water quality is essential – and that calls for demineralisation or osmosis.
With an entry height of 740mm on the FV 130.2, 890mm on the FV 250.2 and 650mm on the DV 270.2, these pot washers can accommodate large and long kitchen wares that are difficult to place in other warewashing machines. Considered as some of the toughest kinds of kitchenware to tackle, they are typically hand-washed due to their size.
However, MEIKO’s utensil washers can accommodate these wares and get them cleaned in minutes. Besides, the trays are equipped with wheels, allowing your crew to slide the tray in and out easily of the pot washing machine. What's more, the DV 270.2 utensil washer has sliding tables, allowing the trays to slide into the machine, then out onto the clean table.
Reasons to consider MEIKO's pot washer series
Other than the key features above, MEIKO’s warewashing technology enables these pot washing machines to provide optimum washing performance during any time of the day. Here are some of the reasons for you to consider MEIKO's pot washer series:
Water and energy consumption
Adding a pot washer to your commercial kitchen will increase your energy and water consumption. But MEIKO’s pot washer series is equipped with the AirConcept system – an innovative heat recovery solution that reduces the connected load of the machine by up to 20% while slashing energy consumption.
Instead of releasing the hot air into the room, the heat is fed back into the machine as part of the heat recovery process and into the incoming water as a source of energy. This reduces the heat emission and improves the indoor climate and working environment of your commercial kitchen.
Heat recovery to enhance air qualitiy and energy efficiency
Maintaining warewashing equipment like the pot washer can be tedious but MEIKO simplifies it with a range of functional components like the AktivPlus wash water filter system and perforated tank filter screens.
With the AktivPlus wash water filter system, the tank water is filtered several times to ensure that residues from your cookware are effectively removed to guarantee first-class washing results. Meanwhile, the perforated tank filter screens direct the residues into the AktivPlus fine mesh filter system to assist in the removal of food particles.
MEIKO's cost-cutting filter system
MEIKO's pot washer series are highly versatile as they can be equipped with different accessories to handle kitchen wares of different shapes and sizes. From stainless steel inserts for trays and presentation plates to stainless steel rack inserts for GN containers and universal rack inserts, these accessories justify the machine's hard-to-beat performance and versatility.
Value for money
Like most of MEIKO’s warewashing equipment, the pot washer series is constructed with a double wall with additional insulation to the door to provide insulation from the heat produced during the washing process. The double-walled thermal insulation also reduces noise emissions, allowing for a pleasant working environment in a busy kitchen.
Installation with connection kit
With an easy-to-install connection kit for fresh incoming water, wastewater, and power, you can simply plug them in place and use the pot washer immediately after. In addition, the integrated drain pump allows waste water to be discharged up to a height of 700mm, enabling the pot washing machine to be fitted anywhere in your commercial kitchen.
As one of the top warewashing technology manufacturers in the world, MEIKO offers some of the best pot washers in the world. With an emphasis on making the world a cleaner place by using innovative technology for warewashing, cleaning, and disinfection, MEIKO can guarantee you clean solutions wherever and whenever you need them.