9 Key Ways to Maintain Your Glasswasher


A clean and well-maintained glasswasher is essential for any pub that wants to serve its customers the best possible drinks. By following these tips, you can keep your glasswasher running smoothly and prevent it from becoming a source of bacteria or other contaminants.


  1. Clean the filters regularly

The filters in your glasswasher trap dirt, grime, and food particles. Over time, these particles can build up and clog the filters, preventing the glasswasher from working correctly. To clean the filters, remove them from the glasswasher and rinse them under warm water. You can also use a mild detergent to clean the filters.


  1. Clean the door and interior of the glasswasher

The door and interior of the glasswasher can get dirty over time, especially if you are washing glasses with food particles on them. To clean the door and interior, wipe them down with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.


  1. Descale the glasswasher regularly

Hard water can build up in the glasswasher and cause problems such as cloudy glasses and poor cleaning performance. To descale the glasswasher, use a commercial descaling solution or a mixture of vinegar and water.


  1. Inspect the seals regularly

The seals around the door of the glasswasher help to keep water from leaking out. If the seals are damaged, they can cause water leaks. To inspect the seals, run the glasswasher empty and look for any leaks.


  1. Have the glasswasher serviced regularly

If you have a commercial glasswasher, it is important to have it serviced regularly by a qualified technician. This will help to prevent problems and keep the glasswasher running smoothly.


In addition to these general tips, there are a few things that are especially important for pubs to keep in mind when maintaining their glasswashers:


  1. Use the correct detergent

The type of detergent you use can affect the cleaning performance of your glasswasher. Use a detergent specifically designed for glasswashers and compatible with the kind of water you have. Here at SX Leisure, we can provide the right detergents and cleaners for each different type of machine.


  1. Do not overload the glasswasher

Overloading the glasswasher can prevent the water from circulating properly, which can lead to poor cleaning performance. This will mean you have to rewash, which reduces efficiency behind your bar.


  1. Rinse the glasses before putting them in the glasswasher

Rinsing the glasses will help to remove any food particles that could clog the filters or cause cloudy glasses.


  1. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions

The manufacturer’s instructions will provide specific information on how to maintain your glasswasher. Please get in contact with us or the manufacturer for a copy.


By following these tips, you can help keep your glasswasher clean and running smoothly for many years to come. This will ensure that your glasses are always clean and sparkling and that your customers have a positive experience at your pub.


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