How to Choose the Best Commercial Dishwasher

How to Choose the Best Commercial Dishwasher

The best commercial dishwasher is one that’s durable, effective and affordable. But even more specifically, what features should you look for? What characteristics must your new dishwasher have?

Consider Size

How big of an appliance do you need? It depends on your restaurant’s size and average attendance per hour. When you’re replacing an older dishwasher, it’s a good time to assess whether the size is working for your kitchen. Do you find you’re often running short of clean dishware?

Size often determines cost, so make sure you are purchasing an appliance that will both meet your need and provide room to grow. But make sure it’s not bigger than you need. You’ll pay too much not only in purchase price, but in operational costs as well.

Think About Logistics

Will the dishwasher fit into its allotted space? Will there be room to load it? Is the kitchen designed to facilitate efficiency?

When you have a full house, you need your dishwasher to operate smoothly. That’s why it’s important to think about logistics ahead of time to be sure your dishwasher can keep up.

Speed Is a Major Factor

On the efficiency side, also consider the speed of each cycle. You need your machine to keep a steady flow of clean dishes. A residential dishwasher’s cycle might take 30 minutes, and a 1- or 2-minute difference between one model to the next might not matter. This isn’t the case in a commercial kitchen. Cycle length matters!

High or Low Temperature?

You can buy a machine that gets to 180 degrees during the cycle, but these models use more energy and the cycle length may be longer. Other models don’t get the water as hot and instead use chemicals to achieve the level of sanitation needed. Which model is better for you?

With a high-temperature model, you won’t have to buy the chemicals, but you’ll save on operating costs with a low-temperature machine.

Find a Solution for Your Budget

The commercial dishwasher you choose should be an asset to restaurant operations. At Stratton Sales, we know there is a perfect match for you, and we’re dedicated to helping you find the ideal appliance addition. Shop our online inventory or call us directly so we can help you find the right commercial dishwasher for you.