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Why are Commercial Dishwashers Important to You?


Most commercial kitchens find that having a commercial dishwasher is essential to keeping their dinnerware and dishes clean and available for use during the day.


Commercial dishwashers are often capable of cleaning dishes more quickly and efficiently than one can do by hand. Commercial dishwashers are an important investment for the restaurant.

The FDA Food Code does require that all food service operations have a three compartment sink available to manually wash dishes.1 This requirement acts as a safeguard in case the dishwasher breaks down in the middle of a rush; restaurants will still be able to provide clean, sanitized dishes. However, the go-to option for many operators is installing a commercial dishwasher.

There are several advantages to owning a commercial dishwasher in your professional kitchen:

  • Save time by washing multiple loads of dishes in a short amount of time.
  • Increase efficiency of kitchen space and labor.
  • Improve availability of kitchen dishes, glasses and flatware for restaurant rushes.
1 US Food and Drug Administration, 2005 FDA Food Code, "Equipment, Utensils, and Linens," 4-301.12(A), (accessed November 23, 2008).

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