You might regard glasswashers as a necessary evil behind the bar, but at least the latest technology is making them faster, more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Nelson's new Speedclean range (pictured), for instance, boasts a fully moulded 100 per cent stainless steel interior which does away with straight edges and joins, avoiding dirt traps. Speedclean also saves on energy by having a shallow wash tank and double-skinned insulation - which cuts down the noise, too.
Independently operating wash and rinse arms top and bottom make sure the water jets reach into every part of the machine while a double stainless steel filtration system protects the wash pump from damaging debris.
Meanwhile, Classic has updated its Eco glasswashers to include a 24-volt operating system, temperature interlock, auto cycle, door microswitch, automatic detergent and rinse aid injectors and primary and secondary filters.
Winterhalter has introduced a Romatik water purifier which, when used in conjunction with its glasswashers, eliminates watermarks and the need for manual polishing, claims the company. It also prevents limescale build-up giving machines a longer life.
Romatik is the size of a desktop PC and can treat up to 182 litres of water an hour.