Pass-through dishwashers are the type commonly used in restaurants, large food chains and other hospitality businesses. They are otherwise known as a hood-type commercial dishwasher and got its name because the racks are practically pushed at bench height towards the wash chamber. The cleaning is typically done in batches and once the first batch is done, it is pushed out and the rack containing the soiled dishes takes its place and enters the wash chamber. Their hoods are either manually or automatically operated. Without this type of dishwashers, a food establishment will be affected immensely and may affect the quality of its overall service.
Here are then the benefits of using one:
Pass-through dishwashers automatically execute the whole process of dishwashing- from removing the soils to even drying the utensils. Not only that they work without manually supervising it, they can also handle the bulk cleaning of utensils at once. They save a lot effort that a manual dishwashing cannot provide. They can save the business from utilising too much manpower which can then be employed to attend the customer’s needs instead. Consequently, the business’s overall productivity is left uncompromised.
Pass-through dishwasher not only saves manpower but time as well. They can clean tons of dishes in a few minutes as opposed to employing several staffs washing manually. A lot of time is saved which is essential for food chains that are always crowded; instantly, utensils become ready for use. Additionally, unlike other bench machines, they do not require a tedious bending and lifting operation, hence they really are convenient to use. Moreover, most of the dishwashers of this kind are designed to consume less water, electricity, and detergent. The business is not only spared with manpower cost but with the cost of facilities and services as well.
Safe and Hygienic
Since Pass-through dishwashers don’t need manual handling of utensils, the business is spared from massive breakage during washing. As fewer people are working back and forth, the workflow of the food chain is smoother and is less prone to accidents. The quality of the utensils is maintained too since scratches and dents from manual mishandling are avoided.
In manual dishwashing, service crews have a tendency to overlook stains and soils since they are in a rush and are already tired. Due to this, the quality of dishwashing is greatly affected. Of course, what is the use of serving sumptuous meals if the utensils aren’t safe to use? This kind of dishwasher then ensures hygienic and germ-free utensils as they operate at a temperature enough to kill microorganisms and prevent their propagation. In addition to providing food safety, these dishwashers have built-in separators that segregate the washed utensils from the soiled ones completely. They also hold a pre-rinsing portion wherein an overhead spray nozzle rinses the dishes before entering the main wash chamber. With this, the kitchenwares are cleaned totally leaving no soil residues, not even the hard-sticking and oily ones.