Why a PT Series passthrough dishwasher with energy saving features is the perfect solution for a restaurant: Paul Ainsworth, chef patron at »Number 6« in Padstow, and his decision to opt for Winterhalter.

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Since moving to the charming Cornish port of Padstow in 2009, Paul Ainsworth has been creating his vision of the perfect restaurant. “My plan was never to make a gastronomic temple where the customers feel like they’re not worthy enough to be there, it’s about going out, eating fantastic food and having a great time.” His restaurant, Paul Ainsworth at Number Six, has been awarded 4 AA rosettes and a Michelin Star for its menu, which showcases the best of locally sourced ingredients with a modern take on classic British dishes.

“I’ve worked at some of the best restaurants in the world, a lot of these places have Winterhalter warewashers handling the cleaning, so there was no debate when it came to choosing the equipment for Number 6!”.


Paul has no doubts about the importance of getting the best equipment. “We had to get the design right first time,” he explains.  “This is an independent restaurant; we can’t ring up head office and ask for a replacement if anything breaks down. So we need equipment that can go the distance! Buy once, not twice, that’s my motto.”As any chef will tell you, having the right warewashing equipment is vital to the smooth running of their kitchen. Number Six chose Winterhalter’s PT-M passthrough dishwasher, with EnergyPlus.   “The EnergyPlus system was a huge selling point for us,” explains Paul. “We’re based in a beautiful Georgian townhouse, which can make it difficult to install an extractor fan without damaging the fabric of the building. We also make pastry in the same room the dishwasher is kept in, so reducing moisture in the air there makes our jobs easier as well as making a more pleasant working environment.”

With an average 105 covers a day, Paul knows that having equipment that performs under pressure is vital. “When we’re going full tilt, the warewasher is working nearly all the time. We use many pieces of delicate crockery here, so it’s vital to not only get things clean first time but also guarantee that it comes out undamaged.”

Paul is philosophical about what owning a Winterhalter means. “It’s quite humbling, to be at the point in my career where I can provide my staff with top of the line equipment to support them,” he says.
“Working in a kitchen like this makes you feel like a million pounds. And using equipment of this quality helps us to focus on giving our customers the best experience!”


Each of our customers has their own specific reasons for choosing Winterhalter for their commercial warewashing needs. These are Paul Ainsworth's main ones :

  • Reliability of equipment
  • No additional extraction
  • Perfect wash results every time without damage
  • Powerful and easy to use
  • Energy saving features

Buying this kind of thing is like buying a luxury car. You don’t just get the best equipment, you get amazing service and care too.



Winterhalter PT Series passthrough dishwasher for hotels


Fast, economical, efficient. In a restaurant, a dishwasher must be one hundred percent reliable at peak times. The PT Series from Winterhalter makes this possible: its innovative technology is designed to meet the highest demands – and streamlined for maximum economy. An all-rounder for a wide range of wash items. Available in three different machine sizes. Your pace-setter.

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