Everything You Should Know About Commercial Dishwashers

For restaurant owners and operators, washing dishes is one of the most important parts of the job. Without a commercial dishwasher, there is no way that many businesses in our area would be able to clear and clean dishes for their next customers. 

Today, we are going to take a look at the different types of commercial dishwashers that you can find on the market and the pros and cons of each of them. 

Different Kinds of Commercial Dishwashers

There are a few different types of commercial dishwashers on the market, with key differences between each of them. A few things you need to know before you go into this is what kind of dishwasher you are using now (if you are using one), what kinds of dishes you need to wash, how many dishes you need to watch per day and how much space you have for your dishwasher and where your dishwasher is going to be located. 

Today, we are going to be taking a look at conveyor commercial dishwashers, rack commercial dishwashers, and under counter commercial dishwashers. 

Conveyor Commercial Dishwashers

Conveyor dishwashers are typically the largest and most cumbersome of the types of commercial dishwashers you can find on the market. These powerful commercial dishwashers are able to process anywhere between 350 and 1,000 flatware and dish racks, every day. These are high-quality commercial dishwashers are heavy, made of stainless steel and are designed for heavy, daily restaurant use. With these heavy and high-powered dishwashers able to handle so much, you will often find them in heavy-use areas such as

  • Hospital cafeterias. 
  • School cafeterias. 
  • And large, high-volume restaurants. 

Many of these large, industrial-sized dishwashers come with microprocessors that make it easy to control and set your washing conditions. Even with being high-power and high-volume dishwashers, you can find Energy Star models of them along with other energy-efficient versions as well. 

Even with the energy-efficient models, the biggest drawback that comes with conveyor dishwashers is the amount of power they need to function. With these commercial-sized dishwashers, you are going to need a trained electrician to hard-wire them and hook them up for you. 

Door Type Commercial Dishwashers or Rack Commercial Dishwashers

Door type commercial dishwashers or rack commercial dishwashers are similar to conveyor dishwashers but just smaller. They are meant to connect to either clean dish tables or dirty dish tables. 

How you use these dishwashers is that you take a rack that is compatible with your dishwasher and fill it full of dishes. From there, all you have to do is load the rack into the dishwasher, close it and set the wash cycle to the appropriate setting. It cleans dishes quickly and effectively. 

The daily capacity of many door type or rack commercial dishwashers is typically between 30 and 350 dish and flatware racks per day, making them ideal for small to midsize restaurants. These are excellent for small to midsize local restaurants, but may not be able to withstand the washing capacity that you need for larger chain restaurants. 

Undercounter Commercial Dishwashers

Undercounter commercial dishwashers are ideal for compact kitchens, small restaurants and are even great for separate dishwashers for a small or attached bar. These smaller machines are easy to place and connect in your restaurant, and they typically clean between 20 to 30 dish and flatware racks per day. 

Most of these commercial dishwashers have a single door on the front, and will look like the residential dishwashers you can find in homes, condominiums and apartments. The great thing about these compact dishwashers is that you can find them with different controls and displays that make them easy to set and program them. These dishwashers clean and dry dishes very quickly. 

Commercial Dishwashers in Texas

If you are in the market to buy or sell commercial dishwashers in Texas, contact us at Texas Restaurant Supply today.