The advantage of the pass-through dishwasher
If you’re still washing dishes by hand in your business, then you could be spending thousands of dollars more on your wage bill than you need to and taking much longer to wash than you need to. You’ll also find that an automatic dishwasher will clean them much better and faster than you could by hand.
Now for a small business you might think you could get away with using a household machine to wash your dishes, but never do as they can take an hour to complete a cycle compared to just a few minutes for a commercial grade machine.
For a small business, we generally suggest purchasing an undercounter or abovecounter dishwasher, which can give you a 1-3 minute cleaning cycle. They work very efficiently using extremely hot water, which means that as your dishes and dinnerware come out of the machine, the residual heat contained in them is such that they will dry naturally in just seconds.
However, if you have a larger business, we suggest investing in one of the latest walk-through dishwashers, such as the Maidaid Halcyon, which are similar in nature to earlier countertop dishwashers but have a more automated throughput process. Typically, a walk-through dishwasher will feature a top-and-top wash unit and a counter on each side of the top-and-top unit. This allows for a rack of dishware to be in the dishwasher, one full of dirty dishes on one side, ready to go, and more counter space to slide clean dishware, on the other side of the unit once it has been cleaned.
These walk-through dishwashers have a major advantage over traditional countertop machines in that they allow the operator to get into a routine where the machine can be kept running constantly, thus providing a steady stream of clean dishes and crockery back into the restaurant.
Typically these machines will have a variable number of programs, which can wash dishes in just 70 seconds, and typically take no more than 150 seconds for a full cycle, which is very fast, to say the least.
These machines will have a gravity drain or can be fitted with a drain pump where a large capacity is required. These machines are extremely easy to use with one-touch controls that set up an automated program that runs for the ultimate in ease of use. They also feature break tanks, which safely dispose of any broken crockery or glass away from the operator’s hands.
Therefore, we recommend that you take a look at the latest pass-through dishwashers if you want to speed up your dishwashing.