Glasswasher & Commercial Dishwasher Buyers Guide

  1. WRAS Approval

    WRAS Approval
    What Is the Requirement? It is a legal requirement that any water fitting or appliance that is connected to, will carry or will receive water from the public mains water supply must comply with the Water Supply (water fittings) Regulations* or Scottish Byelaws. Example applications would include commercial appliances such as commercial dishwashers, glasswashers and laundry equipment as these are connected to a mains water su...
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  2. Water Softeners

    Water Softeners
    What Is a Water Softener? A water softener is an appliance which removes calcium, magnesium and other ions from water to leave pure, fresh clean water (often referred to as soft water). This resulting water helps to ensure water compatibility with soaps and detergents and extends the lifetime of plumbing and appliances. What Is the Requirement? Installing a water softener will add protection to any plumbing equipment as it will reduce the amount of...
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  3. Hard Water Areas In The UK

    Whilst we recommend that all appliances fitted to mains water supplies (particularly commercial dishwashers and glass washers) are installed and fitted 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 require will largely depend on whether you live in a hard water area or not. Hard water areas are areas of ...
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  4. Styles & Sizing of Commerical Warewashing Machines

    This guide is written to introduce the sizing and terminology used to describe the different types of ware washer available on the UK market with the aim of helping you to select which category is best suited to your businesses particular requirements. Small Dishwashers (400mm Basket) Found In: Coffee Shops, Small Bistro, Office Environments Very similar to glass washers, but have a rotating upper wash ar...
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  5. Waste Type Options

    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. Gravity Waste Gravity waste machines function by the operator removing a plug from inside the machine wash tank to release dirty water into the drainage and therefore require the waste pipe ...
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  6. 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.  13 Amp (Plug) Equipment listed as 13 Amp will be supplied with a standard UK 3 pin plug and can be connected to any normal power connection found throughout your premesis ...
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  7. 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 centers and hospitals. Definition of a Break Tank: A break tank is often referred to as a ‘Type A’ Air Gap but must not be confused with a ‘WRAS approved non-return valve’ as it provides an entirely different method of operation.   Wha...
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