Catering Insight took a look back at the achievements of the UK catering equipment industry over the last 12 months with the Dealer’s Choice initiative.
We put a call out to senior distributor executives to find out what their favourite lockdown launches would be and nearly 300 were invited to demonstrate their ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for products in 11 categories.
In the warewashing category, 40% of dealers plumped for Hobart’s Two-Level Washer.
The appliance was created for kitchens where space is at a premium. The machine builds up, not out, with two stacked wash chambers doubling the capacity and productivity of a conventional hood-type machine without doubling its footprint.
At peak times, a utensil wash programme can take care of heavily soiled pots, pans and cutlery in the lower compartment, while up to three racks of dishes can be washed on a separate programme in the upper level. The specially designed utensil wash programme is also said to eliminate the requirement for manual pre-treatment of heavily soiled ware in a separate sink, the space for which is often not available in smaller sites.
Though the machine’s capacity may be double that of a conventional hood-type, water and detergent usage remains the same as a regular hood type machine. The Two-Level Washer’s water consumption is monitored constantly via Hobart’s ‘senso-active resource management’ function. For low amounts of soil, water consumption should remain low; when it detects increased levels of soil, it increases water levels, claimed to help reduce operating costs by 20% when compared to a conventional machine.
The machine’s ‘Genius-X² Fine Filter System’ cleans soiled water in three steps, reducing detergent consumption by up to 35%. Coarse soil and food waste are collected in the strainer basket, preventing them from reaching the tank.
The unit is also available on 12 and 24-month interest free finance deals and the manufacturer’s complete package deal, helping operators achieve the high-spec machine they need.