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3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Commercial Dishwasher November 27, 2018

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3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Commercial Dishwasher, Honolulu, Hawaii

When most people think of commercial kitchen equipment, they picture heavy-duty stovetops or refrigerators. But cleaning dishes and cooking supplies are equally important to maintaining a quality restaurant environment. As such, a quality commercial dishwasher should also be a top priority when shopping for restaurant appliances. Here are a few factors you should consider for your purchase.

3 Essential Factors When Buying Commercial Kitchen Equipment

1. Temperature

commercial kitchen equipmentCommercial dishwashers are typically available in both high- and low-temperature models. Though both use standard detergent, high-temperature dishwashers use heat to sanitize the dishes, with temperatures reaching up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, requiring the installation of a condensate hood. Low-temperature machines, on the other hand, require the use of chemical sanitizing agents, rather than a hood. Consider the cost and layout implications of each option before investing in a commercial dishwasher. 

2. Capacity

How much demand does your facility have for a dishwasher? Smaller cafes can sometimes get by with a residential-sized, under-the-counter dishwasher. However, most restaurants will need a pass-through dishwasher (which can wash 1,000 dishes in an hour). Large restaurants and cafeterias may need a conveyor dishwasher, which can clean several hundred racks of dishes in a single day. 

3. Special Needs

Some commercial kitchen equipment is designed for unique restaurant needs, and dishwashers are no exception. Alternative dishwasher models include glass washers, which are designed to clean fragile glasses and utility washers, which are used to clean pots and pans and have a deeper clearance than standard equipment. Some facilities may need both of these specialty washers in addition to a traditional dishwasher.



Whether you need a commercial dishwasher or other high-quality commercial kitchen equipment, start your search at AMSCO. Serving restaurant owners on Oahu, HI, since 1972, their team not only offers state-of-the-art restaurant equipment; they also provide custom fabrication and installation. To learn more about their services, visit their website or call (808) 423-9631.

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