THE WAREWASHING SOLUTION
To cope with the volume of washing in the restaurant The Landmark London installed Winterhalter’s TwinSet – an innovative package that links two PT passthrough dishwashers together, doubling capacity in a relatively small footprint. It has the added advantage that, in quiet times, only one of the machines need be used, halving energy, water and chemical consumption.
To avoid the potential condensation problems, the PT TwinSet selected by the hotel is a ClimatePlus model. It uses heat exchangers to extract heat from the steam generated during washing, using it to heat up the incoming cold water supply. As a result, there’s virtually no steam left to escape when the PT is opened at the end of the wash cycle. The ClimatePlus also sucks in warm air from its surrounds to further heat the incoming water, and then pumps back cool, dry air. While the lack of steam and the cool air enhance the environment around the machine, the ClimatePlus technology also dramatically reduces energy consumption – by over 50%, compared to standard models.
“The TwinSet is doing a great job,” says Gary. “It’s fast, efficient and its ‘air conditioner effect’ is a huge bonus for the team working in such a confined space.”
For glasses the Wintergarden’s wash area has a compact UC undercounter machine. To ensure the best possible results it’s an Excellence iPlus model, which means it incorporates Winterhalter’s innovative hybrid water treatment, which combines reverse osmosis (RO) and a water softener. Users can choose whether to use one or both water treatment systems – RO for the very best results, or just the water softener, which uses less water than RO and is fine for less critical items. The UC’s RO system is so good that glasses washed in the machine need minimal hand polishing when they come out.