Sparkling Clean: A Guide to Commercial Dishwashers

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In the fast-paced world of commercial kitchens, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene is paramount. One of the unsung heroes in this endeavor is the commercial dishwasher. These powerful machines ensure that your kitchenware is not only clean but also sanitized, ready for the next culinary masterpiece. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of commercial dishwashers, the various types available, key features to consider, and highlight some top models available at The Foodservice Equipment Depot (The FED).

The Essential Role of Commercial Dishwashers

Commercial dishwashers are designed to handle the heavy-duty cleaning demands of busy restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice establishments. They offer several advantages over manual washing, making them an indispensable part of any commercial kitchen:

1. Efficiency and Speed

Commercial dishwashers can clean large volumes of dishes, glassware, and utensils quickly and efficiently. This is crucial during peak hours when the demand for clean kitchenware is high.

2. Consistent Cleaning

These machines provide consistent cleaning results, ensuring that every item is thoroughly washed and sanitized. This consistency helps maintain high standards of hygiene and customer satisfaction.

3. Water and Energy Savings

Modern commercial dishwashers are designed to be water and energy-efficient. They use less water than manual washing and have energy-saving features that reduce operational costs.

4. Sanitization

Commercial dishwashers are equipped with high-temperature washing cycles and chemical sanitizers that eliminate bacteria and germs, ensuring that all kitchenware meets health and safety standards.

Types of Commercial Dishwashers

There are several types of commercial dishwashers, each suited to different needs and kitchen layouts:

1. Under-Counter Dishwashers

Compact and efficient, under-counter dishwashers are perfect for smaller establishments or as an additional machine in larger kitchens. They fit neatly under the counter and can handle a decent volume of dishes.

2. Door-Type Dishwashers

Also known as hood dishwashers, these are ideal for medium-sized kitchens. They have a door that opens upwards, making it easy to load and unload racks of dishes. They are efficient and can handle a higher volume than under-counter models.

3. Conveyor Dishwashers

Designed for high-volume kitchens, conveyor dishwashers can clean a continuous stream of dishes. They are larger and more powerful, making them suitable for large restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels.

4. Glasswashers

Specifically designed for cleaning glassware, these dishwashers use gentle water pressure and specialized racks to ensure that glasses come out sparkling clean without any damage.

Key Features to Consider

When selecting a commercial dishwasher, consider the following features to ensure it meets your specific needs:

1. Capacity

Choose a dishwasher with a capacity that matches your kitchen’s volume. High-capacity machines are essential for busy kitchens, while smaller units may suffice for less demanding operations.

2. Cycle Time

Look for dishwashers with quick cycle times to ensure a constant supply of clean dishes during peak hours. Faster cycles mean more efficient operations.

3. Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient models reduce operational costs and are better for the environment. Look for machines with energy-saving features and certifications.

4. Ease of Use and Maintenance

User-friendly controls and easy-to-clean components make a big difference in daily operations. Consider machines with intuitive interfaces and accessible parts for maintenance.

Top Commercial Dishwashers at The FED

At The Foodservice Equipment Depot, we offer a variety of high-quality commercial dishwashers to suit different needs. Here are some of our top picks:




Price (CAD)


This undercounter dishwasher DS50 is a powerful and efficient dishwasher that can work perfectly for a variety of foodservice establishments. Coffee shops and restaurants could use the DS50 high-temperature dishwasher.

$4,998.00 OR $254/mo


ALL models are constructed of AISI 304 18/10 stainless steel inside and out. Standard features include stainless steel wash and rinse arms (top & bottom), high temperature BOOSTERS (no SANITIZERS required), easy to use digital controls and water consumption as low as 1/2 gallon of water per cycle on most models (providing enormous savings on soap and rinse costs).

$11,998.00 or $558/mo


The Jet Tech F-14 countertop dishwasher has a rust-resistant stainless steel exterior that can be wiped clean, and ideal for small businesses, the unit fits on countertops and can wash wares as tall as 11 inches. Low heat and noise levels are attainable since the unit has insulated double-walled panels. Stainless steel scrap screens line the unit’s interior, minimizing debris buildup to help ensure durability.

$3,998.00 or $213/mo


Simply swtich on the UVC bar sanitizer and place your serving tray under the lighting system in order to prevent the ability of viruses to multiply. Load the drinks one by one on the tray under the UVC lighting system. It takes approximately 30 seconds for the UVC to disinfect.

$2,498.00 or $101/mo


A commercial dishwasher is a vital investment for any foodservice establishment, ensuring cleanliness, efficiency, and hygiene. By understanding the different types, key features, and benefits, you can select the perfect dishwasher to meet your kitchen’s needs. Explore our range of commercial dishwashers at The Foodservice Equipment Depot and take the first step towards a cleaner, more efficient kitchen.

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