Warewasher manufacturer Meiko made a splash at this year’s Host by announcing its first major new launch in 4 years.
The new M-iClean range of undercounter machines has been developed following several years of research and development.
Using LED illumination, the handle indicates the machine status with a series of colours that are designed to be visible from a distance. Blue means the machine is ready for operation, pulsing green means it is washing efficiently and red indicates that there is an important message on the display, such as a blockage or lack of rinse aid.
The whole of the warewasher is actually colour coded, as any blue part can be touched, operated or cleaned, such as the wash filter.
M-iClean also features one touch controls on its ergonomic display, showing all available functions as what are said to be identifiable icons, while a dynamic progress bar shows how much of the wash cycle has been completed.
The machine has been designed to monitor key components to reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns, and has a Bluetooth connection to transmit this service data.
It is also designed to be easy to clean – for example, the wash pump is accessible from inside the machine, claimed to make it quick and easy to remove any blockages.
M-iClean includes an energy management system which is said to gradually switch its functions one-by-one into standby mode, using a progressive scale of power saving.
The heat recovery system is claimed to cut steam emissions and reduce energy consumption by up to 15% too.