THE WAREWASHING SOLUTION
"As any chef will tell you, cleaning the dishes and glasses and getting them back into use is just as important as the equipment that makes the food. “There’s only a few hours a day that the kitchen isn’t in use,” Michael explains, “We’re working from breakfast through to dinner, so you need to have equipment that can work at that pace.”
The hotel has separate machines for dishes and glasses, in order to guarantee perfect washes for each type of ware. “We have very fine glassware,” says Michael, “so we wanted to reduce handling, and therefore breakages.” To help with this, the machines have been equipped with Winterhalter’s Romatik reverse osmosis units. The RO units filter water through a membrane, removing all impurities so no residue is left after washing. This means no additional polishing is required and items are ready for use as soon as the wash cycle ends. “It gives you a very clean glass straight out of the machine, which saves a lot of time as we don’t need to do extra polishing once it’s finished,” says Michael.
Aside from the quality of the cleaning, Michael is also impressed with the efficiency of the equipment. “We’re very committed to making the hotel as energy efficient as possible, not only is it good for the environment but it also saves us money!”
Winterhalter also produce a range of cleaning chemicals designed specifically to work with their equipment. “It used to be pretty frustrating, looking for chemicals that gave us the results we wanted with our equipment,” he says. “You can imagine how pleased I was when Winterhalter launched its range of chemicals!” They have been designed to give great results with the reduced amounts of water required by Winterhalter’s machines.