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What Makes A Good Commercial Dishwasher?

What Makes A Good Commercial Dishwasher?

There’s nothing that turns a patron off more than looking down at their place setting and seeing a dirty plate, glass, or silverware. It can ruin their entire dining experience, even if you replace it for them immediately. Aside from being embarrassing for you as a business owner, an episode like this can negatively impact your business.

If only you’d purchased the right commercial dishwasher, you may have been able to avoid this unfortunate event. But how does a business owner know which commercial dishwasher will serve their purposes best? Let’s look at critical factors when it comes to choosing a commercial dishwasher.

Repairs and Warranties

Before you spend money on a new commercial appliance, ask exactly what is covered in the consumer guarantee:

  • Specific conditions and terms for replacement, repair, refund, etc.
  • Manufacturer Warranty

Water, Electrical, and Energy Usage

Today’s commercial appliances, as with residential appliances, are designed to be far more energy-efficient than in the past. Consider sticking with ENERGY STAR-rated equipment whenever possible.


Cost may well be a factor if your budget is tight. Don’t skimp, however, where your commercial dishwasher is concerned. If you can’t purchase the appropriate commercial dishwasher for your needs right now, consider leasing until you have the capital with which to invest in a good commercial dishwasher.

The Noise Factor

Kitchens are loud enough without adding a noisy dishwasher to the mix. It can be stressful to not only your kitchen employees but, in the worst case scenario, the noise may travel out to the customer seating area. No one wants to hear that.

Cycle Time/Speed

Busy restaurants need dishes washed as quickly (but efficiently) as possible. It’s important that your dishes get as clean as they can, but it’s also crucial for a fast-paced business that this be done in an expedited manner.

Is It Easy to Operate?

The easier the dishwasher is to operate, the more quickly a load of dishes can be cleaned. A one or two-step control system is a good idea.

Capacity and Size

Consider not only your current business requirements but those for the future as well. Find the right location for your dishwasher and then determine the capacity and size you’ll need.

Types of Dishwashers

There are several types of dishwashers, choose one that will likely be suited to your business/kitchen setting:

  • Rack conveyor dishwashers
  • Pass-through dishwashers
  • Undercounter dishwashers
  • Glass washers

Temperature and Sanitizing

Hygiene is crucial, particularly in a restaurant setting. To guard against the spread of foodborne illness-causing organisms, dishwashers must have the ability to not only clean but also for sanitizing utensils, glassware, pots, dishes, etc. Sanitizing agents and a high water temperature are used to clean and sanitize the utensils.

Ambar Distributors Has the Commercial Appliances You Need – Including Dishwashers

You can give your business a boost by purchasing high-quality appliances offered by Ambar Distributors. We focus our efforts on B2B orders and can fulfill your needs as the one-stop-shop location you’ve been in search of. Have you been looking for top-notch, high-tech appliances? Before you buy anywhere else, check out what we have to offer. We carry an impressive selection of dishwashers, microwaves, trash compactors, food disposals, refrigerators/freezers, washers and dryers, and more – each to suit your precise business needs.

If you have questions, you can phone us at either 786-299-5963 or 786-299-5141. For information, our email is For sales, contact us at You can also use our convenient online form to open the lines of communication.