Savings + efficiency = an effective warewashing solution for one college campus
Keeping up with the demands of hungry college students is no small task for today’s on-campus dining halls. Equipment solutions can make the difference between a facility that operates smoothly and those that face logistical challenges or inefficiencies.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, US, installed a M-iQ flight type dishwashing machine in its 17th Avenue residence hall and saw a positive impact — financially, environmentally and operationally.
Switching to the M-iQ machine saves the University approximately $4,000 a year compared to the leading competitor of similar size — based on average usage/capacity during a 266-day school year.
Nelson Hard, contract manager at the University, commented on the benefits of the MEIKO dishwasher: “Energy savings is a campus-wide focus for the University. When it comes time to replace machines, efficiency is our main goal. MEIKO has really impressed me.
“We put a bid out to MEIKO and one other manufacturer, and after comparing the energy savings our engineers determined the MEIKO machine would payback its price differential in about a year; not counting the continued savings of detergent, water and sewage which would make the savings add up even faster.”
Intelligent, innovative, efficient
The MEIKO M-iQ flight-type dishwasher redefines dishwashing technology. Intelligent, innovative and efficient, the M-iQ provides maximum cleaning effectiveness, minimizes water, energy and chemical consumption, and dramatically reduces environmental impact. Additionally, intuitive one-touch operation and clear display symbols make operating this machine exceptionally easy.
“I like the machine’s adjustable belt speeds and especially the manual cleaning parts that are clearly marked in blue,” commented Hard. “Since the curtains can only be hung in the correct place, the staff can’t mistakenly put them back in the wrong spot, which happens often on our non-MEIKO machines.”
The M-iQ flight type dishwashing machine manages to incorporate seemingly contradictory requirements in a single, coherent design —successfully combining superb levels of sanitization and safety with the careful stewardship of water and energy.
“I like that M-iQ saves water and energy, which is great from a budgetary standpoint,” said Hard. “But, I love the environmental savings. Any machine that needs water to fully function needs to be using it conservatively.”
From hospitals and hotels to schools and foodservice institutions, MEIKO has experience working with consultants to find the perfect cleaning solution to fit the needs of an operation. Learn more about the company and its innovative products at www.meiko.us/.