Winterhalter has launched a system to enable operators to clean reusable plastic cups easily, hygienically and effectively.
The new system can be used with any of Winterhalter’s UC undercounter and PT passthrough dishwashers and glass washers, allowing for plastic cups to be cleaned in less than 2 minutes. It involves three main elements: a special rack, a new wash program and plastic-specific chemicals.
Cups are placed in a specially designed rack which features a locking bracket. This keeps them in place during the cycle, stopping the water jets from flipping them over.
Once the rack is loaded, operators select the new wash program, which has water temperature and pressure settings optimised to clean and dry plastic. The new settings that make this possible can either be programmed by a Winterhalter engineer, or downloaded via the Connected Wash and Pay Per Wash online services.
Winterhalter’s newly developed cleaning chemicals are the final part of the system. They have been formulated to deliver results while reducing residual moisture, to help with drying plastic. The warewashing firm believes the new chemicals are so effective that cups can be stacked for storage immediately.
The racks are available in two sizes, a 400x400mm one designed for the undercounter UC-S that can hold 16 cups, and a 500x500mm version for UC-M, UC-L and PT passthrough units that holds 25. Maximum cup height is 180mm in both. An insert designed to hold reusable lids is also available, as well as a small insert for five cups that is compatible with standard racks.