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How to Clean Glasses In Your Commercial Dishwasher

In a bar or restaurant, washing glasses is one of those tasks that can really sneak up on you if you’re not paying attention.  At first glance, you can have one, then five minutes later, you can have a thirty glasses just waiting for your attention.

Even if you have a bar glass washer or commercial dishwasher on your side, it can still get a little crazy trying to keep all the glasses clean. No one wants their drink in a dirty glass!

Here are some tips to help you get the cleanest glasses possible.

  1. Don’t defeat the purpose of washing by leaving fingerprints all over the glasses once the cycle finishes.  Use gloves or other means to put them away.
  2. Make sure that your dishwasher or glass washer has enough room to work by leaving enough space between the glasses or dishes for the water to get between.
  3. Make sure that your dishwasher is getting the proper maintenance.  Have someone clean out the lines or clean them yourself on a regular basis.
  4. Take a look at your commercial dishwasher or glass washer to check the seals and other areas.  Ensure that there are no leaks before running it to its highest capacity.
  5. Pour leftovers into the sink or trash it in the trashcan.  Don’t let the dishwasher or glass washer handle it.  There’s more of a likelihood that you can clog the lines.
  6. Try to get to the glasses as soon as you can.  It’s the same principle as home dishwashing – the longer gunk stays on your glasses, the harder it is to remove.
  7. Store your glasses right side up and don’t stack them.  If you’re using real glass, the glass can chip when there are a bunch of other glasses in the stack.
  8. Clean out the inside of the dishwasher on a regular basis.  It only takes a few moments and it prevents washed-off food from getting sprayed back on the load.
  9. There’s no need for pre-washing if you’ve cleared out the muck and the other things from the glasses already.  They’re ready to go into the dishwasher when you want to put them in.

Getting the cleanest glasses is of utmost importance when you’re looking at a bar full of patrons.  You don’t want to end up with only dirty glasses, do you?

2014-11-20 00:00:00
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