Commercial dishwashers can cost anywhere from $2000 – $20 000. Making it one of the most expensive purchases for your kitchen.
As well as being expensive, your dishwasher is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment. Its job is to ensure you have clean dishes, utensils and pots.
So, to ensure that you get a long and healthy life out of your dishwasher you need to think about the 5 following tips.
1. Investing in your dishwasher
The first thing that you need to think about it what kind of commercial dishwasher you need. Make sure you consider your options, think about the volume of washing that the machine will need to handle and what kind of machine is suitable.
With all large purchases, make sure to search for reviews on appliances and try to understand what is essential to have in your dishwasher, and what you can do without.
If you are unsure most manufacturers and equipment dealers will be able to provide you with some advice on what you should look at. Often machines can be expensive and for a small business starting up purchasing outright just isn’t viable, so it might be viable to consider financing and leasing options as this may help with your cashflow.
2. Read and follow the manual
This is a no brainer and is important to ensuring that your dishwasher is maintained to the manufacturers specifications. As well as being important to the life of your machine, this is also important for the dishwasher’s warranty.
Yes, the manual may be boring to read, but it will help you to prolong the life of your dishwasher.
If you use a chemical that shouldn’t be used with your type of machine and it corrodes the pipes and rinse arms, all the damaged parts will need replacing and the machine will need servicing. In the worst case, you may need to replace the entire machine. So, make sure to read the manual! Make it easier for your staff members make an easy-to-read bullet point list and put it up near the dishwasher. Make sure that you provide training on how to use your dishwasher, training helps everyone to understand what they are doing and how to do it.
3. Regular cleaning and maintenance
Dishwashers are exposed to food particles regularly, so cleaning and maintenance should be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual schedule. Read our 8 Tips for Prolonging the Life of your Dishwasher here.
Regular maintenance makes it easier to spot broken and damaged parts as well as making repairs less expensive (as regular maintenance helps to prevent blocked drains etc.).
4. Repair equpiment ASAP
When dishwashers break down it can mean disaster for the business, and will likely need replacing or repairs at a cost (sometimes a significant cost).
Helping your commercial appliances to last for longer will ensure that these costly events are less likely to happen.
Make sure you have your technician on hand for any emergency repairs or make sure to bookmark mendr.com.au. You can book a technician to come out at any time via our website.
Keeping your commercial appliances going will save time and money for your business. So stay on top of their care and maintenance to extend their lives and get value out of your machine.