Commercial Dishwasher Sanitizer
The final rinse of a low temperature dish machine contains chemical sanitizers. Commercial Dishwasher sanitizer is necessary to reach satisfactory cleaning results and sanitation requirements. The water temperature developed by this type of dishwasher is not enough to fully sanitize the dishes, so a sanitizer must be used in the final rinse.
However, sanitizers can be tricky. Namely, low-temp commercial dishwasher sanitizing solution consists of ammonium, chlorine or iodine, which can damage some materials used for utensils and dishware. Especially sensitive are some plastics, aluminum, silver, steel, pewter and other alloys. Before you do the shopping, make sure you know what your serving products are made of. Knowing the material used in your dishware will help you choose the right sanitizer that is safe to use on it.
Sanitizers are used for manual washing applications are called hand wash sanitizers. Different sanitizer solutions require different temperatures and concentrations, so for example, Quaternary Ammonium Chloride requires at least 75 degrees and 200-400 ppm; iodine requires same temperature, but 12.5-25 ppm; and chlorine can be used on different temperatures, but with different concentrations. 55 degrees require 100 ppm, 100 degrees require 50 ppm, and 120 degrees require 25 ppm.
User tip: Pay attention to the dosage instructions, as underdosing will have adverse effects on the wash results and the washware lifecycle, while overdosing won’t affect the wash result, but is uneconomical and will cause pollution. Also, if the chemical consumption is too high, it can mean that the chemicals are not suitable for the actual hardness of the water.
Buyers tip: Most modern-day commercial dishwashers are equipped with dispensing systems. The chemical dispensers are efficient and cost-effective pieces of equipment designed to mix and dispense cleaning and sanitizing chemical concentrates. They provide maximum control and a high level of flexibility. A commercial dishwasher chemical dispenser will need to be refilled weekly or monthly and properly maintained.