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One machine to wash them all

Published 24th March, 2010 by Neil Nixon

One machine to wash them all

Winterhalter's new 'Bistro' brings a new level of versatility to undercounter warewashers - it's a dishwasher, glasswasher and utensil washer all in one, making it ideal the ideal warewasher for kitchens in hospital wards.

Traditional undercounter machines have to be set up as one thing or the other - for glasses or dishes or utensils, but never everything. The Bistro, part of Winterhalter's new UC Series, is a master of all trades.

Winterhalter warewashers are available to public sector buyers with preferential discount from Buying Solutions under framework number A126449A.

As its name suggests, the Bistro is designed for smaller applications, where space is limited and a mixture of wares need to be washed. Not only can the Bistro cope with mixed loads of crockery, glasses and utensils, it also delivers sparkling clean, hygienic results on everything.

Despite its versatility, the Bistro is simple to use. All staff have to do is load it, shut the door and push the start button. If the load is either especially dirty or delicate, the Bistro's touchscreen has clear symbols that can be pressed to adjust the intensity of the wash.

One of the key features of the Bistro is its radical wash arm, which is elliptical in shape and features special nozzles and water jets. It creates a powerful 'wash field' which cleans more thoroughly yet uses less water than current models.

Bistro has a host of resource-saving features fitted as standard including a water-saving, four-stage filtration system. Operators can also switch it to 'eco' mode, which extends the wash cycle time to minimise consumption of energy and water and cuts running costs by 11%. The optional Energy model uses a heat-exchanger to recover energy from waste steam and use it to heat the incoming water supply. It cuts the energy required to heat water by almost 50%.

The UC Bistro handles up to 40 racks per hour and is available in four sizes, with racks ranging from 400x400mm in the small model to 500x540mm in the extra large.

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