Edinburgh uni ditches pot washing sinks

A university kitchen in Edinburgh has reportedly become the first in the UK to do away with sinks from its pot washing area after installing specialist mechanical cleaning equipment.

The claim has been made by equipment manufacturer Granuldisk, which says it has transformed the way that Heriot-Watt University handles dirty pots and pans after taking stock of its Granule Maxi system.

The restaurant serves up to 2,500 meals every day, which meant that kitchen staff spent many valuable hours scrubbing pots by hand in sinks until the Granule Maxi was installed.

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As well as eliminating sinks from the pot washing area to create space for other applications, the university’s general manager and head of hospitality services, Thomas Day, says kitchen porters’ time can now be put to better use.

“We save approximately four hours every day in decreased pot washing time and the results are excellent and the pots shine like new,” he revealed.

Swedish manufacturer’s Granuldisk pot washing machines are famed for using ‘granules’ which look like tiny blue plastic pellets to mechanically scrub pots and pans clean.

Cecilia Carlsten, product manager at Granuldisk, added: “There is no need for sinks in the pot washing area anymore. Today we have nearly 10,000 end-users who have experienced the result of how our machines perform a hygienically clean wash result.”

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