Save Money by Using Your Commercial Dishwasher Wisely

If you have a commercial dishwasher or glass washer, you will already know how they save you time and effort in the kitchen. But do you know the best way to use your commercial glass washer in order to save money, too?

Fear not, here are a few top tips to help you make the most of your commercial glass washers:


Softly Does it

If you operate in a hard water area, you really need to think about installing a water softener. Softer water will help your washers last longer, by reducing the build-up of minerals in their working parts, such as the heating element.

Commercial glass washers, such as those available at, will work better and more efficiently in soft water areas.

Load it up

It does not make economical sense to run any sort of glass or dishwasher unless it is full, so make sure your staff are filling your machine to the brim before turning it on. This will save you money on both energy and water, if you have a water metre.

If you are buying new, make sure to purchase the right sized washer – one which is too big for your business will only cost you extra cash in the long run.


Turn it off

Making sure you turn your washers off every night at the end of a shift will save you money – if left on, your appliance may well be drawing power from the supply, even if it’s not doing anything. Make sure turning it off is on your ‘to do’ list every night.

Be Energy-efficient

If you are buying new washers, consider the latest, most energy-efficient models, which will save you money on utility bills. Even if you have an older machine, there should be an energy-efficient setting you can use.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, the most efficient washers on the market cost around £6 less to run than the lowest rated ones of the same size, and they use less water, too.

Keep it Clean

Keeping your washers’ filters clean and other parts fully maintained at all times will save you cash in the long run, as it will stop any nasty problems from raising their heads. Costly and inconvenient breakdowns can usually be prevented with a regular maintenance programme.