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Winterhalter publishes simple guide to help protect warewashing equipment 


Winterhalter has put together a quick guide to getting dishwashers and glass washers back up and running after an extended shutdown.   It’s available to download from the news pages at and from the company’s social media channels. 


In five simple steps it shows how to turn the machine back on safely, avoiding damaging the appliance. 


The five steps are:

  • Wipe down the interior and exterior of the machine.
  • Take out wash arms and filters, rinse them and then refit in machine.
  • Top-up chemicals or reconnect lances. Fill water softener with salt if required.
  • Turn on water and electrical supplies.
  • Turn on the machine and allow to fill. 

The guide also has advice regarding Reverse Osmosis machines, as well as procedures required to avoid the risk of legionella. 

The company points out that operators with a connected dishwasher or glass washer, using a system such as Winterhalter’s Connected Wash, will be able to check the machine’s operational status via the app.  This will be able to tell them what, if anything, is amiss, so that it can quickly be remedied.

“Any commercial catering appliance that’s been mothballed over lockdown will need attention before switching on,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter UK.  “This guide gives clear, simple instructions on dishwashers or glass washers – but if there is any doubt about the machine’s operational status then call in an engineer.”