Getting A Dishwasher That Is Up To The Job: Classeq's Advice On Choosing a First Commercial Dishwasher

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Domestic dishwashers are not built to withstand the heavy use of a commercial operation, and in fact commercial machines are cheaper to run. Classeq’s Duo 500 makes a great first step into the world of commercial dishwashers.

Classeq Duo 500

Many smaller premises such as B & Bs, farmhouse tearooms and small start-up cafes are tempted to struggle on with a domestic dishwasher as they build up their business. However, this can be a false economy as domestic dishwashers are not built to withstand the heavy use of a commercial operation, and in fact commercial machines are cheaper to run.

Whereas domestic dishwashers are usually designed to perform one wash per day, a commercial machine is designed to go through 30 washes or more per day. As throughput increases, the cycle time of the machine becomes a critical factor and domestic machines struggle to keep up with demand. “A domestic machine usually takes between 45 to 90 minutes per cycle, which is a long time to wait to turn dishes around,” explains Nick Burridge of Classeq. “But our smallest model, the Duo 500, only takes 3 minutes per cycle.”

The Duo 500 is perfect for those who need to step up to a commercial machine. It’s a small and affordable front loading dishwasher with a footprint of only 470mm x 550mm and height of 760mm. All Classeq’s machines are built in the UK ensuring prompt delivery, comprehensive back-up and speedy access to spare parts. Built for safety, simple clear controls ensure that any member of staff can easily use the Duo 500, while integral chemical dosing pumps ensure accurate dispensing of detergents, saving operators time and money. It has a double-skinned cabinet which makes it quieter in operation and cooler to the touch. The Duo 500’s extremely low capacity wash tank, only 10 litres, means a quicker start-up time and lower bills as there is less water to heat than in comparable models. Another energy-saving feature is its full-coverage filter system which keeps the wash water cleaner for longer, resulting in fewer water changes, cleaner plates and lower energy bills.

The Duo 500 is available through Classeq’s nationwide dealer network.

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Classeq is part of the Winterhalter UK group, providing a total solution for warewashing through a nationwide network of distributors, offering everything from pre-sales advice to after-sales service. British manufacturer Classeq is part of the Winterhalter group and is BS EN ISO 9001-2000 accredited. All Classeq machines are WRAS-approved (formerly WRC), CE marked and supplied with a comprehensive one year warranty, backed by Winterhalter’s nationwide service network. Classeq is the UK’s leading and most popular warewasher brand for independent and smaller-scale caterers. For information on the Classeq range of glass and dishwashers, including details of your nearest stockist, call 0844 225 9249, see or email feedback(at)classeq(dot)co(dot)uk

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