Commercial dishwashers can come in a number of different types and sizes, with some looking similar to domestic versions and others looking very different. But even when they may resemble a domestic dishwasher, their performance, features and benefits set them apart. What are the benefits of a commercial dishwasher?

Benefits of a Commercial Dishwasher

  • Time Saving, With Fast Cycle Times – cycle times are much quicker than a domestic dishwasher and can be as fast as 2 minutes! This is due to the way they are designed, and they can also be 3 phase electrics and hot water feed to further improve speed.
  • High Volume and Throughput – a commercial dishwasher can manage a higher volume of plates, and combined with the faster speeds it means a much higher throughput is achieved, which is essential for commercial kitchens.
  • High Temperatures – a commercial dishwasher will be able to operate at a much higher temperature than a standard dishwasher, improving the cleaning results. Some models have a thermal disinfection cycle with a final rinse temperature of up to 93°C, which can be required in settings such as Hospitals and Care Homes.
  • Reliable And Long Lasting – commercial dishwashers are durable and built to last, for example Miele Professional MasterLine dishwashers are tested for 28,000 cycles.
  • Efficient and Sustainable – the best quality commercial dishwashers are designed to have low water and electricity consumption, they are long lasting, and are built with durable components made from recyclable materials .
  • Compliance With Water Regulations – all businesses need to comply with The Water Supply (Water Regulations) 1999 (“The Water Regulations”). All commercial dishwashers supplied by JTM Service are certified to meet The Water Regulations and we install them correctly to ensure compliance.
  • Cost Saving – whilst the initial investment is higher than a domestic dishwasher, over time they reduce costs due to their long life, much greater durability and reliability, time saving and performance benefits, and their efficiency savings.

Types of Commercial Dishwasher

There are many different types of commercial dishwasher, including:

  • Undercounter – an undercounter commercial dishwasher is compact in size, they are simple to load and easy to use. They are similar in size to a dishwasher you may have at home, although have much quicker cycle times, can manage higher throughputs and are more robust.
  • Hood Type (also called Pass Through) – these are much larger and have a ‘hood’, which is lifted up to load. They typically have a table either side to feed in and feed out the plates, glasses etc. They are suited to large-scale operations and you will see them in many commercial kitchens, for example restaurants, care homes and hotels.
  • Freshwater System– a freshwater dishwasher takes in fresh water for each part of its cycle, including a rinsing cycle.
  • Tank System – a tank dishwasher has an in-built tank of water which is kept at a steady temperature and the same water is constantly cycled around the machine.
  • Thermally Disinfecting – some dishwashers, such as the Miele Professional MasterLine PFD404, can be thermally disinfecting. This means they have programmes designed to achieve and hold required and recognised temperatures to achieve thermal disinfection.
  • Glasswashers – these are special types of dishwashers where businesses use a lot of glasses