Winterhalter claims to have come up with the perfect solution for operators that wish they could use their dishwasher or glasswasher to clean special or unique items once in a while.
The company has devised what it is calling an ‘F1’ button on its latest machines, which allows users to change the way the machine washes when pressed.
The F1 button can be programmed to the perfect parameters — time, temperature, water pressure and chemicals dosage — for whatever ‘daily special’ the site wants to wash.
One customer is already using the button F1 button to speed-wash items that were only very lightly soiled.
Paul Crowley, marketing manager of Winterhalter UK, says that at the touch of a button, a bar could set up the machine to wash drip trays at the end of service or restaurants or a restaurant’s passthrough dishwasher could be used to wash utensils.
“A UC glasswasher is going to be used to wash glasses most of the time, and its standard programmes will be designed to ensure prefect results can be achieved on a range of different glassware — from delicate crystal wine flutes to robust pint mugs.
“But things like drip trays or bar accessories, such as knives and juicers, need an entirely different wash to get the best results. The F1 button supplies that flexibility.”
The F1 button is now standard in all Winterhalter’s UC undercounter and PT passthrough machines. Programming is carried out by the installation engineer at no additional cost. If requirements change, the F1 can be reconfigured.
To ensure the F1 button can’t be hit by mistake, it requires a couple of taps on the touchscreen control panel to access it.