Offenburg – Intelligent and powerful washing on two levels: HOBART, the commercial warewashing specialist, recently received "FSE TOMORROW AWARD" for its world innovation, the TWO-LEVEL-WASHER. This innovation prize is awarded by FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT NEWS based on a vote of the readers of the industry journal. With 917 of 1440 possible votes, the latest innovation by the world market leader for commercial warewashing came in first in the ranking. The "FSE TOMORROW AWARD" distinguishes innovations launched during the last twelve months which potentially provide actual and sustainable improvements for the food service industry.
Two in one: The world's first TWO-LEVEL-WASHER With the TWO-LEVEL-WASHER, HOBART introduces the first commercial dishwasher on the market which has a second wash chamber for simultaneous washing. This means two levels are available for double the washing volume. By increasing the capacity per wash cycle, HOBART is sure to significantly relieve the dishwashing staff's workload. "At peak times, the kitchen is always incredibly busy, and dishes must be washed fast to be ready for reuse quickly. Our TWO-LEVEL-WASHER is the perfect helper because it washes double the quantity of dishes in the same time", says Manfred Kohler, Vice President Sales and Manufacturing at HOBART GmbH. Furthermore, the dish and utensil washer is not only extremely efficient but also has a very small footprint, which makes it suitable also for smaller kitchens. Despite the second washing level and its compact design, the TLW does not require more space than a conventional dishwasher.
Maximum flexibility: washing different wash ware at the same time Whether plates, coffee cups or GN pans: The HOBART TWO-LEVEL-WASHER not only increases the volume but also the flexibility in terms of different types of wash ware. For example, while porcelain plates can be washed in the upper level, the bottom chamber of the dishwasher provides space for saucers, pans, cooking pots, cutlery or salad bowls. "The kitchen staff save lots of time and have different wash ware ready for reuse when they need it", Mr Kohler says.
Space-saving wash organisation: Suitable and functional for every wash up area Heavily encrusted food on cutlery and cooking utensils is one of the most challenging tasks. To clean the wash ware, manual pre-treatment in a sizeable sink is usually required. The space for this, however, is often not available in small kitchens. Our new TWO-LEVEL-WASHER impresses not only with its compact design, but also with its range of several wash programmes. Thus, while cups and plates are washed in the upper chamber, heavily soiled wash ware such as pots, pans or cutlery is washed in the bottom chamber with the specially developed utensil wash programme," Mr Kohler explains. Thanks to the extended washing duration, the soaking effect is integrated into the washing process, the Vice President says. Pre-treatment of the wash ware is therefore no longer necessary. Up to three racks can be washed in the upper wash chamber at the same time.
HOBART WASHSMART app: Key features at a glance With the new HOBART WASHSMART app, a comprehensive overview of the status of your TWO-LEVEL-WASHER is available at a glance. Among other features, the app informs the user well in advance of maintenance due dates and indicates the current operating costs and chemical consumption. Based on this data, the user can avoid standstill and re-order consumables directly via the app. It is also possible to contact the HOBART customer service or an approved service partner directly. WASHSMART furthermore provides illustrated instructions so that users can troubleshoot minor faults themselves.