Warewasher specialist Winterhalter has extended its finance system, Pay Per Wash (PPW), to its PT passthrough machines.
PPW means operators can have a Winterhalter dishwasher or glasswasher with no upfront cost – they pay each time they use it. The scheme covers the machine, service, racks and cleaning chemicals.
The scheme works by exploiting Winterhalter’s Connected Wash technology, which links machines to the internet. The operator selects a desired number of wash cycles and pre-pays for them, using a credit card and an online portal. The portal generates a wash code and the operator enters the code directly into the machine. They can start washing straight away.
Pay Per Wash was originally developed for Winterhalter’s smaller UC undercounter models. The success of that launch, combined with customer requests for a PPW scheme for passthrough dishwashers, have prompted the company to extend it to the PT range.
Paul Crowley, marketing manager of Winterhalter UK, commented: “Both independent and group operators are considering Pay Per Wash as an alternative to buying warewashers outright.
“PPW delivers the quality they expect from a Winterhalter machine, without having the capital outlay. It reduces their financial exposure and is proving to be especially relevant in the current uncertain economic climate. After 2 or 3 years they can decide whether to purchase their Winterhalter machine or continue with the PPW system.”
The PT Series was said to be the market’s first passthrough with energy-saving heat exchange technology fitted as standard, reducing energy costs by up to 10%. The latest version has an energy control system that should speed up the washing process, increasing rack capacity per hour by 28% and reducing heat-up time by 50%. It’s also available with various energy saving options, including the Climate Plus version, which is designed to reduce energy consumption by over 50% and act as an air conditioner, pumping cool, dry air into the wash area.
The cost of a PT warewasher under the PPW scheme will depend on the size and version of the machine, and its anticipated usage. The range comes in small, medium, large and extra-large versions. With a PT-L (large), the typical cost in a busy restaurant doing 30 washes a day would be 39p per wash cycle – inclusive of the machine, racks, servicing and chemicals.
“Some people have said that the Pay Per Wash scheme sounds too good to be true,” said Crowley. “Winterhalter has been working closely with customers for many years and we have strong historical data, so we can be very accurate about pricing. Certainly the costs are competitive, but they make economic sense both for our customers and for us.”