Ware Washing for Care Homes
What is Covid-19 best practice when it comes to use of warewashers?
The best advice is to take regular temperature checks of your machines. This should be part of daily due diligence. Machines also need regular maintenance to make sure their temperature calibration is accurate; all machines – every make – need checking.
How can new technologies help with hygiene in a care home kitchen?
Hygiene will be easier to achieve if the machine itself helps the process. Colour-coded components, which should be nice and bright, make training and supervision easier because everything that needs removal for daily cleaning is coloured.
Homes will also save space and eliminate potential problems by choosing a dishwasher which does not need a water softener. Softeners are not easy to clean, often leak, are usually tucked away and it’s easy to forget to top them up with salt.
A dishwasher with integral reverse osmosiswater treatment gets rids of the need for softeners which makes the dishwashing process easier and ensures that cutlery, dishes and glassware emerge sparkling clean and spotless.
Sparkling results emphasise good hygiene, ensuring the highest quality standards.
Why is energy efficiency in warewashers of benefit in a care home setting?
Care homes could save serious amounts of money over the lifetime of their dishwashing machines, which could easily last a decade.
The running costs of dishwashers add up to far more than the purchase cost, so there are thousands of pounds at stake. It may even prove more economic to scrap an old machine and buy a new one with heat recovery and reverse osmosis.
Dishwashers can save energy and money in several ways; by retaining steam inside the hood on pass-through machines, from the wastewater and by capturing exhaust heat.
Wash tanks and rinse cycles on the newer machines are also smaller and better filter design improves energy efficiency by trapping and expelling more food waste particles.
Ask MEIKO what you can save with a new machine.
BEST LONG TERM VALUE
It is hard enough to survive as it is, and no care home should spend a penny more on their dishwashing than they need to. But that does not mean you need to buy cheap.
Dishwashing is a high-volume user of energy, water and chemicals. It pays to invest in MEIKO because our equipment and our maintenance support work out more cost-effective over the machine’s lifetime, which is on average 10 years.
MEIKO has an award winning reputation for customer service, technical support and the highest quality dish and glasswashers... just ask any MEIKO user in your industry.
MEIKO UK has put in place a level of after sales service that no other warewashing supplier can hope to achieve.
MEIKO pledges engineer response within 8 working hours for contracted customers.
For clients who want their glasses and dishes to sparkle, improving the water quality is essential – and that calls for demineralisation or osmosis.
Water does not always behave the same way when we clean with it. Some of the minerals it contains can inhibit performance by leaving those familiar ugly and unappetising smears on cutlery and glasses. In dishwashers they may deposit a fur commonly known as limescale.
Heat recovery to enhance air qualitiy and energy efficiency