Commercial kitchen designer Salix snapped up a starring role fitting out Cornish restaurant, Number Six.
The restaurant, which was founded in Padstow in 2009 and has four AA rosettes and a Michelin-Star, recruited the Essex-based distributor to oversee and organise its kitchen refit.
Restaurant owner, Paul Ainsworth, said: “I heard about Salix from Tom Kerridge, who knew that we were looking for a world-class kitchen. I’m a strong believer in the idea that the best PR is word of mouth.”
As part of the kitchen refit, Salix and Number Six worked together to chose Winterhalter’s PT-M pass-through dishwasher, with EnergyPlus.
The PT-M range was the first commercial dishwasher to be fitted with energy saving heat exchange technology as standard, which captures energy from the wastewater and uses it to heat incoming cold water.
The EnergyPlus is designed to increase the efficiency further by capturing and processing steam when the machine is opened. This should help to reduce the overall operating costs, compared to standard pass-through dishwasher by up to 32%, as well as improving the working environment by reducing humidity.
Ainsworth added: “Buying this kind of thing is like buying a luxury car. You don’t just get the best equipment, you get amazing service and care too. Winterhalter has come and given us training, shown us how to get the most out of it. It’s a powerful piece of equipment, but so simple to use.”
“A lot of these places have Winterhalter warewashers handling the cleaning, so there was no debate when it came to choosing the equipment for Number Six.”
The new VarioPower feature allows the operator to optimise the programme to suit the delicacy or dirtiness of the wash items. The wash arms are claimed to provide 100% coverage, which combined with the advanced filtration systems and the new VarioPower system, reportedly improve cleaning results by 29%.