Initially at least, glass washers and dishwashers appear to pretty much the same thing. They both clean whatever is placed inside them, and while a glass washer is designed for the specific purpose of cleaning glasses, it also does a good job of washing cutlery and plates too. So you might ask yourself why you would need both, or why you should investing in a washer. Especially when a dishwasher can be utilized for all your plates and utensils.
You would be fully correct, of course, that a washer can only clean glasses. But there are many other advantages that they can offer, not just to commercial users, but also to home users with large families:
Faster washes – Even medium size washers can handle 15-20 racks per hour, which equates to over 200 glasses being washed with each cycle. In contrast, a dishwasher has to take its time to ensure that all items are fully cleaned, which means it can only go as fast as it takes to wash the largest item.
Better on your glassware: A dishwasher is overkill for cleaning glasses. With their requirement to wash large pots and pans as well as smaller kitchen items, glasses will often be overexposed to the high temperatures, resulting in the glass wearing away over time. A glass washer, on the other hand, uses weaker detergent and the wash cycle is relatively short resulting in little to no damage to your glassware.
Better results: A dishwasher will frequently leave white streak marks on glass. These marks are the result of the strong detergent used – not a good way to impress customers! A glass washer will leave no marks at all, giving all glassware a fantastic sparkle.
Fast: Some industrial washers can clean up to 400 glasses in one hour, saving lots of time for your staff to tend to other things.
Less expensive: An industrial washer will cost a lot less to buy than other cleaning appliances. If you have enough space for one, it will pay for itself in the amount of time saved too.
Many restaurateurs are unaware of the potential advantages of investing in a glass washer, often overlooking them in favour of dishwashers, thinking that they are saving money. In fact, the opposite is quite true, with a commercial glass washer saving both time and money!