What to look for in a pre-rinse Unit: two important considerations

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

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Power

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.

  1. 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.

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