Buying a Commercial Dishwasher

A Commercial Dishwasher is an essential requirement in any catering business. These machines are designed to wash crockery, cutlery, pots and utensils at an industrial rate, sanitising and cleaning to ensure hygiene. Unlike domestic models, commercial warewashers operate at much faster rates, but there are a lot of technical considerations to consider when choosing the right dishwasher for your commercial premises. Our expert consultants have put together our commercial dishwashers buyers guide explains the key facts you may need to consider.

Types of Commercial Dishwasher:

400mm Commercial Dishwashers

These space-saving machines are the ideal dishwasher for coffee shops and cafes that are washing smaller plates, cups and saucers.

From Only £599

500mm Commercial Dishwashers

Standard size undercounter commercial dishwashers, suitable for larger plates used in restaurants and bistro pubs.

From Only £799

Pass Through Dishwashers

Hood operated dishwashers for straight or pass through operation. Well suited to high volumes in busy commercial kitchens.

From Only £1499

Utensil Washers

Heavy duty industrial dishwashers designed for washing larger pots, pans, cooking utensils and other equipment.

From Only £2925

Key Considerations:

  1. Commercial Dishwasher Chemicals

    Commercial Dishwasher Chemicals

    To clean crockery effectively your commercial dishwasher will use set washing cycles in parallel with measured dosing of specially designed dishwasher detergents and rinse aids. Most commonly these products are sold in 5 litre bottles.

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  2. WRAS Approved Commercial Dishwashers

    WRAS Approved Commercial Dishwashers

    Many suppliers and manufacturers will not consider WRAS approval when proposing a solution for your business. However, depending on your industry sector or washing requirements it could be a legal requirement for your business and therefore something you need to consider when buying a commercial dishwasher.

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  3. Hard Water Areas In The UK

    Hard Water Areas In The UK

    While we recommend that all appliances fitted to mains water supplies (mainly commercial dishwashers and glass washers) are installed and equipped with a water softener. The extent on which you will rely on your water softener to protect equipment, the frequency at which you are required to regenerate your water softener and the size of water softener you need will largely depend on whether you live in a hard water area or not.

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  4. Commercial Water Softeners

    Commercial Water Softeners

    The hardness of water supplied to your commercial dishwasher can have a considerable impact on machine longevity and wash results as hard water creates limescale deposits, both on machine components and washed items. That’s why most commercial dishwashers are designed to operate in connection with a water softener.

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  5. Styles & Sizing of Commerical Dishwashers & Glasswashers

    Styles & Sizing of Commerical Dishwashers & Glasswashers

    This guide is written to introduce the sizing and terminology used to describe the different types of ware washer available on the UK market to help you to select which category is best suited to your businesses particular requirements.

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  6. Waste Type Options (Gravity Waste and Drain Pumps)

    Waste Type Options (Gravity Waste and Drain Pumps)

    Generally, there are two types of waste connection available when choosing a commercial ware washer. Choosing between either a gravity waste or a drain pump machine will depend on the requirements of your building and the location you are planning to install the machine.

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  7. Power Options

    Power Options

    This guide is an impartial overview of the different power options you will encounter when purchasing catering equipment such as commercial dishwashers and glasswashers. It aims to help you choose the right machine for your building infrastructure. 

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  8. Break Tanks

    Break Tanks

    This article aims to provide advice to businesses assessing their requirement for a Break Tank (Type A Air Gap) when purchasing a commercial dishwasher or glass washer, such as care homes, nurseries, day care centres and hospitals.

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