THE WAREWASHING SOLUTION
When the time came to specify a new warewasher, the choice had to be held to the same criteria. Feeding nearly 500 pupils three times a day means that the kitchens have to run to an exacting timetable. Tableware and cutlery has to be kept clean, with large quantities needing to be processed as quickly as possible throughout the day. And the end result has to be to the same standard every time.
After consulting with six other local independent schools, and researching the alternatives, Merchiston chose Winterhalter’s MTR rack conveyor warewasher. Its modular design means it can be tailor-made for any location. “It’s a dream – from the speed it works at, to how dry the plates come out, to the savings in energy and cleaning chemicals, we’re very happy with it,” says June Hogg, Deputy Manager of Merchiston’s catering team.
Along with the daily timetable that forms the heart of a busy school, Merchiston is also a popular location for weddings and functions. “The Winterhalter helps us to offer a top quality catering service, in addition to feeding the boys and the staff. No matter how busy we are, it can keep pace with us!”
The MTR uses a continual rack conveyor system, ensuring consistent hygienic cleaning by providing an even transport speed of items being washed. Features like rack activation mean that processes only occur when racks reach specific zones within the machine, which helps to minimise consumption of resources and reduce operating costs. “We’ve noticed a drop in our energy bills since the Winterhalter was installed. It also uses less chemicals than the machine we had previously,” says June.