A pre-rinse unit isn’t the flashiest piece of equipment in a kitchen, and many don’t give it a second thought. But your pre-rinse unit can make a significant impact on an operation’s bottom line.
How a pre-rinse unit can influence costs
Your pre-rinse unit is the workhorse of a kitchen. No other piece of equipment gets used as often. If it’s not up to snuff, this can result in the kitchen’s performance being affected in three major ways.
- Increased labor time
Pre-rinse is a necessary step, but if a pre-rinse unit’s spray valve doesn’t have a strong stream, spraying will eat up more time. More labor time means lowered efficiency, and lowered efficiency directly impacts an operation’s bottom line.
- Too much water use
52% of a restaurant’s water use comes from the kitchen, and a good chunk of that comes from the pre-rinse portion of the dishwashing process. If the pre-rinse spray valve doesn’t regulate how much water is being used, the operation is likely wasting a lot of water — raising utility bills and draining resources.
- Compromised food safety
In any foodservice establishment, mistakes happen. But they’re much more likely to happen if a pre-rinse unit isn’t operating at full power. Food may be left on dishes, a significant food safety risk.
What the right pre-rinse unit should offer
When you’re recommending a pre-rinse unit, two key considerations can help ensure the equipment is an asset and not a hindrance: power and flow rate.
The right pre-rinse unit should dramatically decrease the amount of labor expended in getting dishes ready for washing. Look for a spray valve that’s designed to remove baked-on, dried-on remnants of food quickly and efficiently.
- Flow rate
Choose a pre-rinse unit with the right flow rate. Meeting federal, state and local requirements is important, but you also need to consider what flow rate is right for the facility. Installing a pre-rinse unit with a lower flow rate could make a big impact on high utility bills.
If you’re thinking it might be tough to find a pre-rinse spray valve with enough power to save on labor costs and effectively rinse dishes but still save water and meet flow rate requirements, look to T&S Brass.
T&S’ new EverSteel pre-rinse unit provides power and savings
The new EverSteel line from T&S Brass comes with a spray valve that’s an industry game changer. The S-0107-Y spray valve boasts more cleaning power than ever before.
Designed for heavy-duty use in industrial kitchens, the S-0107-Y spray valve has an integrated spray face with a bumper, an SS hold-down ring, and a flow rate as low as 1.07 GPM. But perhaps even more impressive is the pressure: T&S spray valves have a max pressure rate of 125 PSI — the same rate as a small air compressor.
EverSteel pre-rinse units are made of premium, high-quality stainless steel that’s easy to clean, looks impressive and comes with a five-year warranty.
Learn more about EverSteel, the most effective pre-rinse unit on the market.