For many restaurants that are concerned about their water consumption and associated costs, a high-temp, door-type dishwasher is an ideal solution to meet their dishwashing needs. Because high-temp dishwashers don’t require the use of a chemical sanitizer, they usually only require one rinse cycle as opposed to low-temp dishwashers that must also rinse off the chemical sanitizer. That means that not only will you conserve water, but you’ll also see a lower water bill and save money by not having to purchase chemical sanitizers.
For many people concerned with pollution, the avoidance of chemical sanitizers is another important feature of high-temp dishwashers. After all, water contaminated with chemical sanitizers has to go somewhere after it goes down the drain, and all too often, it ends up polluting our rivers, lakes and seas. High-temp dishwashers though, use only fresh water and don’t dump any unnecessary chemicals back into the water supply.
One important factor to consider when looking at high-temp, door-type dishwashers is the inclusion of a booster heater. Because high-temp dishwashers rinse dishes at temperatures between 180 - 195°F, they require an extra heater to bring the incoming water up to those sufficient sanitizing temperatures. Standard water heaters simply aren’t capable of bringing water up to those temperatures, so unless you already have an appropriate booster heater, it will be essential to make sure that the high-temp, door-type dishwasher you purchase is equipped with one or that you purchase one separately.