How to choose the best glass washer for your business
5 factors to consider when buying a commercial glasswasher
A glasswasher is an essential equipment for clubs, pubs, hotels, and restaurants. Having a dishwasher that consistently guarantees clean and shiny glasses increases productivity and improves your brand image from a customer perspective. A perfect drink can be ruined by its presentation. Customers do not appreciate drinks served in jaded or stained glasses, or glasses which have become unsightly from repeated washing.
Do you need help in choosing the perfect glasswasher for your professional food service business? This buying guide explains the five factors you need to consider when you look to buy or replace a glasswasher.
A glasswasher (or a cupwasher) is a must-have machine for all businesses serving drinks: whether a small bar or a large luxury hotel, a retirement home or a hospital. In any establishment that continuously uses large quantities of glasses or cups every day, there is a need to guarantee customers the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness, while maintaining the spotless appearance of each glass.
Professional glasswashers are specially designed for wash operations that require large capacity and high performance. As a leading provider of innovative warewashing solutions worldwide, MEIKO is giving extra attention to this industry segment focusing on technology, design, efficiency and practical operation.
- Versatility: A good glasswasher must be versatile. It should be able to efficiently wash and disinfect not only normal glasses but also coffee cups, espresso cups, wine glasses, beer glasses and more. The reasons for this are obvious: every bar and food service business serves wide ranges of drinks with distinct qualities and colours. That is why it is important to look at the functionality and performance when choosing the right glasswasher.
- Space requirements: There is obviously a huge difference between the kitchen space available at the little bar on the corner and the one in the large luxury hotel. This means that the little bar needs a compact and easily accessible product with no barriers. Using the equipment should seamlessly integrate with the other activities taking place behind the bar. A large hotel, on the other hand, requires a robust glass dishwashing system that could wash more glasses in less time. Though both definitely need an efficient dishwashing machine.
- Performance: Speed, minimum consumption of energy, water and detergents, quality of the materials, and technology used in the professional washing system are basic criteria for making the right choice of dishwashing machine. You should also consider the sustainability and eco-friendliness of the machine components. All these can contribute to financial savings in the long run.
- Design: Without a doubt, the look of a product is important. It impacts your brand image. Imagine a dishwashing machine which is not only functional and efficient but also visually appealing. Having a glasswasher with an elegant design and user-friendly operation is a bonus for the staff working at the bar and helps provide a clean restaurant ambience.
- Durability: A good quality glasswasher uses materials and technology that require minimal maintenance. Its spare parts should be long lasting. This saves you money overtime because there is little to no downtime. We know that in the food service industry, a problematic dishwasher is not good for business. Cheaper does not always mean better. Investing in a premium quality glasswasher will give you peace of mind knowing that your purchase will go a long way.
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 that we can help you find the ideal machine for your needs from our extensive range of warewashing technology. We guarantee that we have the glasswasher you are looking for: versatile, efficient, economical and able to make all the difference!
The M-iClean US glass and dishwasher for food service is quick to install, quick to load – and it quickly makes dirty dishes hygienically gleaming. With an entry height of 315 mm, the M-iClean US glass washer also accommodates tall beer glasses. With a total size of 460 x 700 mm, it fits in just any corner. The LED indicator handle with its smart colour concept shows what the M-iClean US is currently doing.
The M-iClean UM glass washer is a valuable equipment to any dishwashing area. Cleaning large washware will not be a problem. The spacious external dimensions of 600 x 700 mm and an entry height of 315 mm make the M-iClean UM especially suited to wash any washware. The design features an LED indicator handle with a smart colour concept. One look at the M-iClean UM handle tells you exactly what it is doing. The display is also a powerful eye catcher, especially if you use the Private Label option to showcase your logo.
In addition to plates, cutlery and glasses, do you also have to contend with bulky washware? Even trays are no problem thanks to a size of 600 x 820 mm and an entry height of 435 mm! The smart sensor monitoring reliably keeps track of the wash system and filter, while the integrated GiO-MODULE means your washware comes out shining – and the optimised ComfortAir heat recovery keeps the indoor climate pleasant, washes quickly and leads to increased energy efficiency.
With a size of 600 x 820 mm and a depth of 680 mm, this dishwashing machine for food service is also ideal for butcher's shops and bakeries, where it can handle even bulky washware. The smart LED indicator handle and display are a real eye-catcher. And best of all, despite these dimensions and performance, you enjoy energy savings of up to 21%*. The ComfortAir heat recovery system makes this possible. So big and yet so economical!
The UPster® U 400 M1 under bench dishwasher is the perfect introduction to the world of professional dishwashing technology - cleaner, faster, more cost effective. The clearly organised display and simple click symbols make the UPster® U400 M1 easy to operate. The convenient self-cleaning programme, soft start for very gentle washing, and 3 programme running times of the UPster® U 400 M1 may be under the counter but its performance is way above par.
The UPster® U 500 M1 under bench dishwasher delivers all the MEIKO benefits: clean dishes, glasses and large washware—optimum results achieved through optimal efficiency. It offers an intuitive operation through clearly arranged and easily understandable symbols, as well as intelligent electronics. Its digital display also shows the wash and final rinse temperatures. It is simply efficient, cleaner, and more cost-effective.
Mountains of washware just seem to shrink away with the M-iClean HM commercial pass through dishwasher—that is how fast and efficiently this ergonomic warewashing technology gets things done. Plus, you benefit from an 80% reduction in humidity and up to 21% lower energy consumption. A miracle of simple and efficient warewashing. A gentle touch and the hood opens and closes automatically. The M-iClean HM commercial pass through dishwasher offers a user-friendly experience, and its superb ergonomics go hand in hand with a range of outstanding features that save you time and money.
M-iClean HL offers plenty of power to tackle dirty dishes but is gentle on the environment. It features innovative technology and top marks for speed and hygiene. It washes dishware, racks, pots, and bulky items cleanly and effortlessly with PowerWash as a standard feature. And do not forget the hood itself! A gentle touch is all it takes to quickly open and close it. Our new ergonomic concept saves time and costs. Save up to 30 minutes of wash cycle time per day and drying is also significantly quicker.
The passing height of 505 mm means that it can comfortably handle large and bulky washware. That is how the double hood type dishwashing machine gets pots, pans and trays washes with no problem. The M-iClean HXL features a double hood and, yes, it is heavy, but the machine makes such light work of moving it that you do not break a sweat. The M-iClean HXL is all about time savings and efficiency.
The UPster® H 500 M1 features pass through technology for even more power and maximum convenience. It offers consistent power and wash convenience at reasonable prices. No clouds of steam when you open the hood of the dishwasher, plus convenient automatic start-up. Thanks to the passing height of 440 mm, the UPster® H 500 M1 is great choice for tall washware, too, such as large plates, serving dishes and trays.
This pot washer has everything it needs to make 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 a way that minimises physical effort or discomfort and maximises efficiency.
The FV 130.2 is a pot washer 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 always keeps the atmosphere in the dishwashing area pleasant, 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.
The UPster® PF 600 commercial kitchen dishwasher comes with all the standard equipment and features you would expect from a premium class model including intuitive display symbols and intelligent electronics for simple operation, a fully electronic control system, and 3 wash programmes. Clearly, it is the effective, environmentally friendly, and economical choice.
Never has a flight-type conveyor dishwasher been so sophisticated! Your highlights: Intelligent energy distribution for an optimum energy balance; the M-iQ AirConcept which eliminates the need for an exhaust air connection; the M-iQ filter which guarantees the highest process efficiency, and the M-iQ AirComfort drying with AirStream technology which optimally uses valuable energy in every operating phase and ensures perfect drying results.
Five wash and rinse processes ensure sparkling clean results every time. The UPster® B 230 VAP's patented AWS (active water saver) makes this flight-type conveyor dishwasher even more resource-efficient and eco-friendly, reducing the freshwater usage by 19 percent. The Low Energy Management system also reduces energy consumption by 16% making the UPster® B 230 VAP the perfect solution to improve working conditions and protect the environment - and your bottom line.
The award-winning integrated Low Energy Management together with the Heat Recovery feature which pre-heats rinse water and reduces exhaust air significantly reduces the running costs. The UPster® B 460 VAP's MIKE 3 CleanControl system makes hygiene management more efficient than ever and ensures maximum cleanliness all the way down the line. The UPster® B 460 VAP is a flight-type conveyor dishwasher that offers all the latest warewashing improvements in a single dishwashing system.
The UPster® B 690 VAP is a flight-type conveyor dishwasher that offers an outstanding array of advanced technologies that make dishwashing economical, resource-efficient, and user-friendly. We designed the UPster® B 690 VAP to make hygiene management more efficient and guarantee maximum cleanliness and safety so you do not have to worry. Also, the intelligent Active Water Saver significantly reduces the amount of water and chemicals used to guarantee low operating cost.
This automatic tray washer features a powerful washing system located both above and below the tray for a maximum cleaning result. This is followed by an intensive hot fresh water final rinse of each tray. To ensure a exceptional 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 to make sure they are completely dry.
The compact construction and the exceptional price/performance ratio make the automatic BTA 240 flight type dishwashing machine a must-have! The overall package results to shorter wash cycle times, reduced working hours and less energy consumption. The optional heat recovery condensing system recycles the otherwise extracted steam vapours to pre-heat the incoming cold water supply, considerably reducing the humidity and temperature of the remaining exhausted air.
The M-iQ energy concept provides an optimum energy balance that not only saves costs but also brings a good indoor 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 also eliminates the need for a separate exhaust air connection, and the M-iQ filter ensures the highest levels of process efficiency.
This rack type dishwashing machine makes the best use of the available space. Despite its compact dimensions, the UPster® K-S 160 commercial warewasher can handle even the most demanding warewashing jobs. And thanks to exhaust air heat recovery, the climate in the kitchen remains pleasant and your 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 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? The UPster® K-M 250 rack type dishwashing machine has 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 quick solution for outstanding results.
Thanks to an additional wash tank, the rack type restaurant dishwasher increases the washing capacity even more. It consistently provides impressive performance with optimal use of space. The heat recovery technology prevents the hot vapour from being uncontrollably released into the room but reuses it to preheat incoming water, thus saving energy.
The UPster® K-L 340 rack type restaurant dishwasher 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, removing the need for a separate exhaust air connection. This ensures low energy and operating costs. Because of its enormous entry height, it is also suitable for particularly bulky washware.