Guide for selecting the correct machine
A glasswasher is an indispensable tool for hotels, restaurants and accommodation providers, as well as bars, canteens and guesthouses. The ability to consistently guarantee clean and shiny glasses quickly both increases productivity and considerably improves the image of the business from a customer perspective. Customers do not appreciate their drinks being served in jaded or stained glasses – or glasses which have become unsightly from repeated washing.
So how do you choose the optimum glasswasher for your professional food service business? This handy article provides a list of selection criteria to help you when you are looking to buy or replace a glasswasher.
A glasswasher (or a cupwasher) is certainly must-have equipment for all businesses serving drinks: whether a quaint bistro or a large luxury hotel, a retirement home or a hospital. In any establishment where large quantities of glasses or cups are continually in use on a daily basis, there is a need to guarantee customers the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness, and it has to look good.
Professional glasswashers are specially designed for the specific requirements of quick throughput and high performance. As a leading provider of cutting-edge warewashing solutions worldwide, MEIKO is turning extra attention to this product category, with a particular focus on technology, design, efficiency and practical operation.
- Versatility: a good glasswasher must be versatile and allow you to efficiently wash and disinfect not only normal glasses but cups, espresso cups, wine glasses, beer glasses and more. The reasons for this are obvious: every bar and food service business serves a range of different drinks with different properties and colours. That is why you should always look at size and performance when choosing the right glasswasher.
- Space requirements: the little bar on the corner and the kitchen in a large luxury hotel differ greatly in terms of the space they have available. The little bar needs a compact, easily accessible product with no barriers, one that can easily be integrated with the other activities taking place behind the bar. A large hotel, on the other hand, has no restrictions or stipulations in this area. Both definitely need an efficient dishwashing machine, though.
- Performance: speed, as little consumption as possible in terms of water and detergents, quality of the materials and technology used in the professional washing system, minimum resource consumption and meeting the quality and quantity requirements of the business where the glasswasher is installed – all these are necessary criteria for making the right choice of dishwashing machine.
- Design: Without a doubt, the look of a product is important. Imagine a dishwashing machine which is not only functional and efficient but also truly beautiful, catching every eye at the bar. That is a branding bonus for any business.
- Durability: A good quality glasswasher uses materials and technology that require only minimal maintenance, meaning very little down time (don't forget: in the food service industry, down time is absolutely key!)
MEIKO would love to advise you and point you to the perfect glasswasher to meet all of your establishment's requirements, regardless of size or capacity: we are certain to find the ideal machine for your needs in our extensive portfolio. Versatile, efficient, economical and able to make all the difference – guaranteed!
The small commercial dishwasher M-iClean US offers intuitive operation and the "green heart" of eco-friendly dishwashing, and it fits perfectly under most bars and counters. This commercial dishwasher is a popular choice in both the hotel and restaurant trade, producing hygienically clean dishware and cutlery and sparkling clean glasses without requiring hand polishing.
The M-iClean US commercial dishwasher with optional GiO module offers brilliant washing results, less glassware breakage, and no need to polish glasses by hand. That's the beauty of cleaning!
When things get busy and your hands are full, you only have to glance at the M-iClean's special LED handle to get an update on the machine's current status. Its ergonomic touch display serves as an illuminated control centre for your commercial glass dishwasher for bars, offering user-friendly, one-touch operation. Warewashing technology at its most efficient – from MEIKO.
The bar dishwasher from the M-iClean range features the M-iClean AirConcept system which cuts the use of energy – a valuable and expensive resource – by up to 15 % while simultaneously improving the quality of the indoor air.
This attractively designed machine offers intuitive operation and a more pleasant working environment, as well as perfectly clean, sparkling results. The M-iClean UM glass washer really is a beautifully versatile solution.
That makes this glass washer a great choice for bulkier items of washware such as large trays. With a smart sensor system monitoring every aspect of the machine's operation, it couldn't be easier to get things clean with the M-iClean UM+ glass washing machine.
The optional GiO module optimises the machine's performance, making it even more efficient and economical. It also eliminates the need to polish glassware by hand, which means far less glassware breakage! That's a key payback on any investment in a dishwasher.
The M-iClean range has the distinctive look and feel of a new generation of commercial dishwashers. Created to appeal to all our senses, they stem from a genuine affinity for technology, efficiency, eco-friendliness and beautiful design. Dishwashing has never been so cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, and appealing to the eye.
The M-iClean UL also offers an entry height of 435 mm, making it a great choice even for bulky items of washware.
The "big beast" in the M-iClean range of commercial dishwashers – cut your use of valuable and expensive energy by up to 15% with the optional M-iClean AirConcept system.
The UPster® U 400 commercial dishwasher is quickly delivered, quickly installed, quickly operated and quickly transforms dirty dishes into clean ones. The intuitive display and membrane keys with symbols make the UPster® U 400 easy to operate. The double-walled insulation provides optimum heat insulation and minimal energy consumption. Convenient self cleaning programme and soft start for very gentle washing make the UPster® U 400 an economic miracle for clean washing.
The spacious rack and generous entry height mean the UPster® U 500 commercial dishwasher is especially suited to wash any washware. And the soft start is particularly gentle on sensitive washware. A fine addition to any dishwashing area and one that needs not be hidden, considering the machine's sleek, modern design and compact external dimensions of 600 x 810 mm. Tested and proven MEIKO technology cuts a fine figure even behind the counter.
Everything on the counter that needs cleaning – it all easily fits. Whether cups, dishes or cutlery, the commercial UPster® U 500 G dishwashing machine can handle it. Thank to the top wash system no corner remains dry. The simple operation with 3 programme cycle times and a host of convenient features, such as the self-cleaning programme, ensure hygienic and unbeatably clean results.
The hood dishwasher M-iClean HM offers the most comfortable and user-friendly experience ever. And its superb ergonomics go hand in hand with a range of great features that save you time and money. Reduce the time it takes to get your dishwashing done by up to 30 minutes a day and enjoy significantly faster drying times thanks to the drying table with integrated blower – plus it helps cut your staff costs and running costs, too! What's more, the hood dishwasher M-iClean HM creates a great atmosphere in the wash-up area by reducing the amount of steam released from the machine by up to 80 percent and – with the PureEnergy package – cutting energy consumption by up to 21 percent.
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A miracle of simple and efficient dishwashing. That's what dishwashing paradise means to us. The M-iClean H hood dishwasher has some superb features under the hood, from easier operation and shorter cycle times to better indoor air quality and outstanding wash and drying results. And don't forget the hood itself! It's wonderfully fast and easy to open and close – all it takes is a gentle tap. MEIKO's new world of ergonomic hood dishwasher saves time and cuts costs. It reduces the time spent on dishwashing by up to 30 minutes a day and gets your washware dry significantly faster. Mountains of dishware just seem to melt away, and that has some major benefits for your staff costs and running costs. What's more, this MEIKO commercial kitchen dishwasher works hard to prevent dishwashing steam and heat from being released into the kitchen, making it a much more pleasant place to work. All thanks to clever technology for recovering heat from waste water and minimising the release of steam into the room. Dishwashing has never been so simple and enjoyable!
The double hood provides ample space for two 500 x 500 cm wash racks and the passing height of 505 mm makes way for plenty of large, awkward washware. That is how this dishwasher makes light work of glasses, cutlery and dishware as well as pots, pans and baking trays – a truly hygienic way to get everything sparkling clean!
The hood operation system is a revolution in ease of use and ergonomics. Dishwashing has never been so easy. The M-iClean HXL hood type dishwashing machine for restaurants features a double hood and, yes, it's heavy, but the machine makes such light work of moving it that you would never know. All it takes to open and close it is a gentle touch. The hood raises and lowers itself silently and softly, as if by magic. No heavy lifting required. That means operators can save their energy and there is no need for all the usual handles. It's also simpler, easier and much faster. The M-iClean HXL hood type dishwashing machine for restaurants works so fast, the wash cycle time practically finishes before it starts! Our customers tell us that they are saving 30 to 60 minutes a shift. And more time means less stress.
The M-iClean HXL hood dishwasher for restaurants knows all about efficiency, too. It is able to save energy by recovering heat from the waste water without lengthening the wash cycle time. The process is so efficient that some customers see their investment pay for itself within the first year.
Alternatively, you could save energy using MEIKO's AirConcept. That uses the heat from the exhaust vent to heat the rinse water, saving you money. It also reduces steam emissions into the room by 80%, a huge boost to the working environment in the vicinity of the dishwasher.
The UPster® H 500 impresses with its optimised wash and rinse system, flawless tank design and a unique filter system. The hood type dishwashing machine offers all the space you'll need with a roomy passing height of 440 mm. Even Euronorm trays, large dishes and tall beer glasses don't pose a problem. They just slide right into the UPster® H 500.
This commercial dishwasher has everything it needs to makes it a true all-rounder: That means everything runs more smoothly in the dishwashing area. Uncompromising power effect means there is no need for manual cleaning! The flat tables ensure that there are no idle times – the personnel work in an ergonomically sensible manner.
The FV 130.2 is a commercial dishwasher that offers impressive technical features and enough room to accommodate even the bulkiest items of washware. This powerful all-rounder can even confidently handle pans with burnt-on food. The fully electronic MIKE 2 control system ensures that the oscillating wash arms work in perfect harmony with the tried-and-tested rotating arm rinse system to get every type of washware brilliantly clean.
A commercial dishwasher that pushes warewashing to the next level. It is equipped with the Point2 AirConcept. Its intelligent heat recovery system keeps the atmosphere in the dishwashing area pleasant at all times, even when the machine is in constant use. This powerful machine makes light work of all kinds of washware, from pots and pans to trays, kitchen utensils, containers and bowls.
Never before has a flight type dishwashing machine been so sophisticated! Your highlights: Intelligent energy distribution for an optimum energy balance; the M-iQ AirConcept which omits the need for an exhaust air connection; the M-iQ filter which guarantees the highest degree of process efficiency, and the M-iQ AirComfort drying with AirStream technology with which valuable energy is kept optimally in the process in every operating phase and ensures perfect drying results.
This automatic tray washer features a powerful washing system located both above and below the tray to a maximum cleaning result. This is followed by an intensive hot fresh water final rinse of each tray. To ensure a first class drying result the BTA flight type dishwashing machine transport cords are separated between the final rinse section and the drying zone. Trays are therefore transported on "dry" round belt cords when in the drying zone for a optimal drying performance.
The compact construction and the exceptional price/performance ratio make the automatic BTA 240 flight type dishwashing machine a must have! Trays no longer need to be picked-up and placed on the machine belt manually. This keeps costs lower with shorter wash cycle times, reduced working hours and less energy consumption. The optional heat recovery condensing system uses the otherwise extracted steam vapours for the pre-heating of the incoming cold water supply, whilst considerably reducing the humidity and temperature of the remaining exhausted air.
The M-iQ energy concept provides an optimum energy balance, and not only saves costs but brings a good climate into the dishwashing area. The M-iQ GreenEye Technology® ensures that the detergent and rinse aid are only added in the required amounts, and that at least 10 % less fresh water is used. The M-iQ AirConcept is responsible for the fact that this commercial dishwasher can also completely omit an exhaust air connection, and the M-iQ filter ensures the highest levels of process efficiency.
With this rack type dishwashing machine the available space is used optimally. Despite its compact dimensions, the UPster K-S 160 rack type dishwashing machine really gets rid of things. Thanks to exhaust air heat recovery, the climate in the kitchen remains pleasant and the operating costs low. A real power pack.
The UPster K-S 200 shows its strengths with an additional final rinse zone and a major boost in rack capacity. This rack type dishwashing machine is particularly suitable for bulky washware that cannot be placed anywhere else. The climate in the dishwashing area remains pleasant thanks to MEIKO exhaust air technology.
What's the secret to faster, cleaner results? In the UPster K-M 250 rack type dishwashing machine it's a pre-wash zone which allows it to handle considerably more racks per hour. An extra large passing height makes it easy to clean large trays and pots. The speedy solution for outstanding results.
Thanks to an additional wash tank, the rack type dishwashing machine increases the washing capacity even more. Great performance with optimal use of space. Thanks to heat recovery, the hot vapour is not released into the room in an uncontrolled manner, but is fed back into the water cycle - and thus saves energy.
The UPster K-L 340 has an additional pre-wash zone and a complete second washing system for maximum performance and cleanliness. The climate in the dishwashing area remains pleasant thanks to heat recovery - a separate exhaust air connection is not required. This ensures low energy and operating costs. Due to its enormous entry height, it is also suitable for particularly bulky washware.