Whether you own a bar, restaurant, hotel or other business with alcoholic drink service, it can be difficult to keep glasses and dishes clean. Bars usually have a lot of activity and it’s important to practice cleanliness as guests funnel in and out. It may be too cumbersome to take all the glasses and dishes into a kitchen area to use a dishwasher. Similarly, it may be too time-consuming to wash everything by hand.
That’s why any bar owner should consider an undercounter dishwasher as a convenient and efficient solution. This will allow the bartender to focus on bartending and enable your staff to keep a fresh rotation of clean glasses and dishes. Undercounter dishwashers are very compact and can come in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet your bar’s needs.
Kohn-Megibow Company is your resource for undercounter dishwashers, both new and used, and big or small. Here are some of the factors that will be helpful to consider when selecting an underwater dishwasher for your bar:
The great thing about a commercial undercounter dishwasher is that it will produce much more sanitary cleaning than hand washing would. You have the options to use a high-temperature sanitizing method or a chemical solution. Some chemical dishwashers can damage certain types of plastic and metal so it depends on what you will be putting in the dishwasher.
High-temperature dishwashers usually require more energy to run than chemical ones. Always look for ENERGY STAR appliances and other energy-efficient solutions to ensure you are saving money on operations.
Look at the operating features of any undercounter dishwasher you are thinking of buying. Some questions to ask yourself are whether you can schedule when the load will start. When do you need to add chemicals, detergent or rinse aids? What kind of features will help you be more efficient? Also, consider what it takes to keep the dishwasher clean and maintained properly. The last thing you want is to suffer from increased downtime or poor performance.
How It Will Be Used
Figuring out the placement and the type of dishwasher you should buy will be greatly determined by its intended usage. When you know how often it will be used and how it will benefit your operation, you will be able to make a more informed buying decision.
Whether you are dealing with extremely high-water temperatures or chemicals, either can be dangerous if mishandled or if a malfunction occurs within the machine. Always review the safety features and properly train your employees to use the undercounter dishwasher.
These are just a few things to consider when buying an undercounter dishwasher for your bar or other business with drink service. If you are wondering about what equipment is right for you or would like to see what we have available, KMC is your Southern California used restaurant equipment supplier to turn to. Contact Kohn-Megibow Company for information or stop by at our Anaheim warehouse today!