Commercial Dish Machines for Foodservice Establishments
Dish Machines are must have components for large volume food service operations within churches, schools, restaurants and any other foodservice kitchen. It’s important to consider several factors when purchasing dish machines or warewashing systems, which is why we consider the most efficient and productive flow of food products and smallwares when designing a commercial kitchen.
Dish Machines at Dine Company
Every commercial foodservice operation, large or small needs dishwashing capabilities. No kitchen can function without a reliable dishwashing system. At Dine Company, we provide industry-proven brands of commercial Dish Machines. In our store, we are proud to stock Jackson Ware Washing System Dish Machines. Other brands available by special order include CMA, Champion, Lamber and more.
There are a variety of dish machine types available, each able to meet a different application. Some factors to consider include: high temperature or low temperature, what power and plumbing is available, where the dish machine is needing to be located, how many dishes are needing to be washed, and the space available in the kitchen. These all determine what machine will be the best fit for your foodservice operation.
High or Low Temperature Dish Machines
When deciding what type of machine will work best for you, it’s important to know the difference between high temperature and low temperature units. Detergent and rinse chemicals are required for both cleaning processes; however, they differ in how they operate. High temperature machines wash and rinse products at high heat, sanitizing through the heat of the water at over 180˚ Fahrenheit. Dishes that come out of a high temperature dishwasher typically dry faster and do not use as much rinse aid. Low temperature dish machines wash and rinse the products at temperatures that are not high enough to sanitize by themselves, therefore these machines are required to use chemicals in addition to the water. Condensation hoods are often required for high temperature hoods and are often not required for low temperature dishwashers. This can directly impact the initial investment required for the type of dishwasher desired.
Dish Machine Styles
There are a few different styles of dishwashing machines including Conveyor-type, Door type or rack dishwashers, and Undercounter dish machines. Conveyor dish machines are able to wash high volumes of dishware. These are often used in cafeterias, hospitals and other high-volume foodservice operations. Door-type dishwashers are designed to clean racks of dishes quickly. These are ideal for smaller foodservice operations. Undercounter commercial dishwashers are ideal for kitchens and bars where you close to the customer or for smaller volume kitchens.
Dish Machine Preventative Maintenance
Preventative foodservice equipment maintenance will help your equipment function more efficiently, but ignoring daily cleaning and periodic inspections of your equipment may result in poor performance or a very costly repair bill. It’s important to protect your dish machine by using delimer regularly. Follow manufacturer directions when using any chemicals on your dishmachine so that it operates efficiently. Weekly, it is important to check grease traps for leaks and to clean out the traps with microbial drains and trap cleaners. To prevent plates from chipping and breaking use a scrape block on your soiled side dish table. Check washing and sanitizing temps several times daily to ensure that your machine is working properly. Lastly, it’s important to inspect all spray nozzles, faucets and drains daily.
Do you need assistance selecting a dish machine for your establishment? Call the experts at Dine Company today! At Dine Company we make foodservice easy! Our knowledgeable sales staff will listen to your specific needs and help you select the right dish machine for your operation. Do you need help with installation? We offer professional delivery and installation services on all foodservice equipment. Shop Commercial Dish Machines anytime in-store or online at shop.dinecompany.com/warewash