What You Should Demand From Your Dishwasher
We live in the age of convenience whereby everything is about “touch-and-go”. Manual dishwashing in the food industry is no longer desirable – it’s tedious and not at all efficient. In fact, more restaurants are switching to the purchase of commercial dishwashing machines. But not all commercial dishwashers are reliable. Thus, its best to first find out what you should demand from a commercial dishwasher:
We know what you’re thinking – we’re not talking about demanding a good price. We are talking about demanding value and performance for the price you pay.
Restaurant operators are often price conscious, and that gives it all the more reason to not make an impulsive purchase when considering a dishwashing machine. Instead, purchase a commercial dishwasher that is proven efficient at reducing energy, water and chemical consumption (at the very least).
Keep this in mind: there are many low-range models out there in the market. Don’t be tempted by price – look for value and reliability features.
Different dishwashers come with different capacity. Some ranges come with less functions; some with automation; some others with smart technology.
Some dishwashers are able to accommodate large volumes of dishwares; some are only able to accommodate a certain number of batches for dishwashing.
Yet, high volume doesn’t always have to be synonymous to high cost. Any dishwashing unit should effectively manage its capacity while reducing your utility bills.
A good dishwasher will be considerate of your commercial kitchen space without affecting the comfort of employees. This includes an efficient use of workstation and controlled heat and humidity within a commercial kitchen space.
An ergonomic dishwasher also ensures employees’ health are not at stakewhile operating a dishwasher, which creates a better work environment.
Efficient use of workstation space, the opening and closing of the hood, passing height of dishwasher, rack size, loading and unloading of rack, and efficient use of workstation space – all of these equally matter.
Reliable service support should back up any reputable dishwashing brand. Consultation before sales is important to see if your expectations are being met.
Ask about planned maintenance programs after sales to ensure the reliability and efficiency of the dishwasher is sustained.
Additionally, get a clear picture of the space and modifications necessary to use the dishwasher.
M-iClean HM – Meeting Your Demands Where You Are
Price, capacity, ergonomics and support – we can go all day long talking about these. But what makes it really happen is an equipment that satisfies these demands.
A hood-type dishwasher and part of the H series, M-iClean HM:
- eliminates the unnecessity of awkward loading and unloading of dishware. With only a gentle touch from the operator, the equipment opens and closes on its own or automated, without a long waiting time, and without stooping or bending.
- is ideal for large washware and confined workspaces. With a passing height of 505 mm and a small rack size of 500x500mm, space and modifications should be least of the concern.
- With the optional heat recovery module, M-iClean HM reduces humidity by 80% and lowers energy consumption by up to 21%.
- With the optional drying table, manual drying and polishing are no longer necessary. In fact, this feature is the smart solution for even faster dishware loading and unloading.
Heat recovery to enhance air qualitiy and energy efficiency
There is no need to even tap the hood with our automatic rack detection. Just insert the rack from the side and let the dishwashing machine do the rest.
PS: If you are thinking big, you can check out M-iClean HL and M-iClean HXL!
It is not always easy to find a dishwashing machine that operates instantaneously, economically, and ergonomically, but M-iClean HM appears to break the odds.
If you have specific questions on the M-iClean HM and M-iClean H series, ask us here.
Source: Foodservice Equipment Journal, MEIKO Asia