Keeping The Nation’s Dishes Sparkling Clean

Busychef are grateful to Nick Burridge, Director of Sales at Classeq for his insight into ware washing manufacturer Classeq. The Classeq range of dishwashers and glasswashers are available at busychef.co.uk or by clicking here.
Classeq began life as a family firm back in 1977 and has gone from strength to strength, producing their core products, commercial warewashers here in the UK ever since.
As Nick Burridge, Director of Sales at Classeq explains, “We have always had a great workforce who we can rely on to produce the goods in the United Kingdom and one of the best things about manufacturing here in Staffordshire is that we are able to keep any eye on all aspects of the manufacturing process to ensure that we produce quality products and have a close cooperation with R&D.  We are truly proud to be a manufacturer in the UK today.”
Classeq manufacture a wide range of dishwashers and glasswashers for use across the hospitality sector with machines widely used in schools, restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes and so forth.
As Nick explains, “With such a wide range of products we are able to cater for the needs of establishments of all sizes and working through our distributor network are able to source the right machine for each and every venue.”
“Our machines perform well, look smart, use relatively low levels of energy to help keep costs down, are reliable and give great value for money all  supported by our distributors and after sales team too, ensuring excellent back-up and technical service.”
Classeq’s glasswashers and dishwashers are available in a variety of sizes, ideal for small, medium and large scale operations.  The Duo 400 is the smallest front-loading dishwasher and is perfect for the smaller outlet that still want to reap the benefits of having a commercial machine being small, affordable and running at only three minutes per cycle.
At the other end of the scale, the Alto 280 rack dishwasher is aimed at larger establishments which have greater quantities of crockery and dishes to clean, coping with 280 racks per hour whilst only using one litre of water per rack due to its unique operating system.
As Nick concludes, “Classeq provide the affordable warewashing solutions for business across the spectrum and because the machines are made in Britain, there is the knowledge that you are buying British and helping the UK economy too.  We are proud of our role in keeping the nation’s dishes sparkling clean!”
Look at the busyCHEF range of dishwashers here. We are pleased to stock the Classeq range of dishwashers and glasswashers. Classeq manufacture a wide range of dishwashers and glasswashers for use across the hospitality sector with machines widely used in schools, restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes.

 

When to replace your Commercial Dishwasher

Duo 750 Open Cups CutleryAre you making repeated service calls for your commercial dishwasher? Are you debating between another service call versus replacing the whole unit? Although these are cleaning machines, proper maintenance and cleaning are important to keep dishwashers operating efficiently and effectively. Typically, a dishwasher is replaced for one of three reasons: technical problems, inefficiency, or inadequacy for operational needs.  Technical problems can mean the machine is out of warranty and past its prime. Older generation dishwashers are expensive to keep running from a service point of view. Most high-quality commercial dishwashers are expected to have a useful service life of 10 years on average.

As your foodservice establishment continually grows or expands overtime, you may find that your dishwasher isn’t capable of handling the growing demands efficiently. If your machine is requiring you to rewash items or extending operating times, it is probably time to consider replacing the unit. The good news is that today’s dishwasher models consume significantly less water and energy than models of only five years ago. This reduces the time necessary to recoup the investment of a new machine significantly. So how can you tell when it’s time to replace your dishwasher? Look for the following:

When to Replace

  1. Increased service calls and high repair costs: When a unit requires an increasing number of service calls or multiple component replacements, it may be nearing the end of its service life.
  2. Signs of wear and tear: Tank leaks may signify that the welds are giving out. Also, problems can be caused by water leaking from the boosters.
  3. Loss of controls: If the dishwasher’s controls are not operating properly or pump pressure is lost, replacement is most likely appropriate.
  4. Inconsistent results: The results of the unit are a key indicator that the dishwasher is not operating at 100 percent.
  5. Older models: Operators may want to replace older dishwashers that are utilising excessive amounts of energy and/or water with a more efficient unit.

Picture for brochureOnce you have that new machine installed, it’s important to get the most out of your purchase. Remember these steps for extending the life of your new dishwasher:

Maintenance Musts

  1. Clean machines after every shift, since flushing out the water removes accumulated dirt from the machine, improving washing performance.
  2. Regularly wash and clean scrap screens or filters.
  3. Depending on usage and water quality, wash and rinse arms should be cleaned weekly or as required.

Look at the busyCHEF range of dishwashers here. We are pleased to stock the Classeq range of dishwashers and glasswashers. Classeq manufacture a wide range of dishwashers and glasswashers for use across the hospitality sector with machines widely used in schools, restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes.