Pre-Rinse Boost Your Warewash

19 May 2017

Pre -Rinse To Boost Your Warewash

Slowly but surely many of the UK’s commercial catering organisations are beginning to understand the importance of water conservation while the others, still, unwittingly, continue to pour millions of litres down the drain. While manufacturers go to great lengths to ensure their dishwashers use as little water as possible, the pre-rinse spray - used to rinse excess waste from plates before they enter machines – remains (generally) unregulated.

According to Steve James, Refrigeration Manager for First Choice Group, the UK’s number supplier of spare parts for the catering industry, pre-rinsing is an essential stage in the dishwashing process. “It keeps the wash water cleaner for longer and loosens remaining deposits for a faster and more efficient wash,” he said. “Pre-rinsing can use up to 15 litres of fresh water-a-minute but you can counter this. Using T&S Low Flow spray valves, for example, can help reduce this consumption to just 2.46 litres a minute. That can stop a customer from flushing away up to 10,000 gallons of water a year. What’s good for the environment is good for the balance sheet.”

First Choice Group is the exclusive partner for American based T&S Brass, supplying its range of pre-rinse spray units and hose reels. “We understand how vital water conservation is today so are proud to work with T&S, a company whose extensive line of water and energy saving products exceed conservation requirements without compromising performance,” added Steve. The company is also the official UK spares partner for dishwashing specialist Kromo, part of the Ali Spa Group based in Italy, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial catering equipment.

“With a wide range of high-quality products Kromo’s product line, now distributed worldwide, encompasses more than 50 separate and unique models ranging from the smallest glasswasher to the largest flight type machine,” said Steve. “The company also offers special washing equipment for institutional canteens, cruise ships, bakeries and the food industry in general. Close attention is given to running costs and environmental protection. “Dishwashers are meant to save us time by doing the job of cleaning for us, but it’s important to remember that we have to help our dishwashers out by getting them clean once in a while too. A cleaner dishwasher means cleaner dishes.”

In partnership with manufacturers like Kromo and T&S Brass First Choice Group is able to supply cutlery baskets, hinges, hoses, lower baskets, rinse aids, thermostats, wheels, seals and locks, motors, pumps, spray arms; all genuine parts for renowned warewashing brands like Electrolux, Comenda, Meiko, Krupps and Winterhalter.

Published : 22 May 2017 09:43