Out with the Classeq ECO2 Glasswasher
There comes a time when innovation is the only way forward and glasswashers (and the ware washing industry in general) are no different. Previously, the Classeq ECO2 glass washer had been one of the UK’s bestselling under counter glasswashers but it has now been superseded by a new model.
The Classeq ECO2 was particularly popular with pubs and restaurants thanks to double skinned doors to reduce heat loss and lessens noise in operation, which made it great for front-of-house installations. It was a powerful entry level medium sized glasswasher that could clean up to 480 pint glasses per hour using a standard 400mm basket. Removable rack guides and wash chamber door also allowed easy cleaning and simple service access. However, the Classeq ECO2 glasswasher fell short of many of its competitors thanks to manual switch gear, mechanical dial controls and a lack of WRAS approval, meaning it should never be used as a dishwasher (or even as a hybrid for washing crockery saucers, plates or cutlery.
In with the Classeq G400 Glasswasher
Introducing the Classeq G400, a direct replacement for the deprecated ECO2 glasswasher. Completely re-designed from the ground up, the Classeq G400 provides a simpler more effective glass washing system.
Lessons have been learned from the dated look and feel of the ECO2 and now the G400 offers sleeker and more streamlined design. Finished in higher grade stainless steel, the G400 surpasses the Classeq ECO2 in terms of quality.
On top of design, practicality for catering establishments has been addressed. Unlike the ECO2glasswasher, The G400 now features WRAS approval, which is great news for restaurants, bistro-pubs and high-risk areas.
Technology has become paramount to glasswasher design and that’s why we see the new G400 featuring built in software that constantly monitors water usage, temperature, chemical levels and wash cycles giving valuable data used to improve operational efficiency.
Many of the features of the ECO2 that we knew and love remain and the G400 still features a 2-minute wash cycle, a double skinned door providing quieter and cooler operation, hot or cold fill options, integral automatic detergent and rinse aid pumps.
One wash cycle will fit 16 pint glasses in the 400 basket and can run 30 cycles in one hour, that’s 480 pint glasses per hour meaning the G400 is still more than equipped for busy pubs, restaurants and other business in the hospitality trade.
Bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants with a Classeq ECO2 that are looking for a direct replacement should consider the G400 on their next upgrade. It provides all the basic features operators have come to know and love, with some innovative new features.
Those with a slightly higher budget may also consider the DUO edition, which adds more features such as digital temperature display (for added safety) and options for integral water softeners (for added practicality).