Commercial dishwashers are a huge asset to any restaurant or bakery kitchen, but are the benefits enough to make it worth the cost? For start-up restaurant and bakery owners looking to save money, it can be tempting to simply use a standard, residential dishwasher versus purchasing a commercial model.
Below are six reasons foodservice professionals can easily justify the investment in commercial dishwashers.
1. Lower Labor Costs
Running a profitable establishment comes down to managing cash flow and allocating resources correctly. Labor costs are a big part of this. You will do better investing in front-of-house help than hiring a dishwasher to do work that a commercial machine can easily handle.
To date, there is no machine that can take the place of waitstaff or hosting, but you can use appliances for dishwashing instead of people, and you should. If you do hire a dishwasher, they can focus more on loading, running and unloading versus washing every item by hand.
2. Stay in Federal Compliance
The FDA requires all food service establishments to have a three-component sink if they wash dishes by hand. Commercial dishwashers carry the burden of all federal regulations so you don’t have to. You’ll stay in compliance when you purchase a certified, well-functioning machine that takes care of temperature regulations and sanitization processes.
3. Increase Efficiency
Efficiency is the name of the game. You need to wash more dishes in less time to keep up, so a commercial dishwasher is your best option. The cycles are much shorter than those of a traditional dishwasher, so you get the clean you need faster, enabling faster table turn and increased customer satisfaction.
4. Stop the Spread of Bacteria
Won’t you feel more confident if you know for a fact that your back-of-house operations are supported by a commercial dishwasher with the sole intention of stopping the spread of bacteria? Get the peace of mind you deserve instead of worrying about the pitfalls of washing dishes by hand.
5. Use Less Power
Commercial dishwashers are designed to be as efficient as possible from an energy standpoint. You will use less electricity to achieve better results, and your energy bill will thank you.
6. They Last Longer
It’s simple — commercial-grade appliances are sturdier. Your machine will last longer, and this means what you invest will be regained over time.
Stratton Sales sells commercial dishwashers to food service professionals in a range of industries. We can help you too. From finding a place in your current layout to advising on installation, depend on our experience to help get you set up with an efficient, functioning sanitization system that works.