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Magic machine? The Winterhalter dishwasher that can turn into a glasswasher - and back

28 June 2010

The needs of every catering business change over time. Sadly most catering equipment can only do what it’s designed to do – cook, store or whatever. But now Winterhalter has created a range of adaptable warewashers that can change with the business’s needs

The clever machines are the latest versions of Winterhalter’s UC Series of undercounter warewashers. Available in four sizes, from small to extra large, the machines can be converted from glasswashers to dishwashers, or vice verse. They can also be converted back again – so if a business’s needs change seasonally, the UC warewasher can match them.   “Turning a glasswasher into a dishwasher requires an engineer to visit the site, but the process is inexpensive, simple and quick,” says Paul Crowley of Winterhalter. “It’s not magic, it’s just very, very clever.”      However, the machines’ adaptability doesn’t stop there. Each UC dishwasher can also be set up, by the operator, to clean off different types of food. For example, Italian restaurants often have both heavily sauced dishes, such as pasta, and drier foods such as pizza. The ideal washing parameters for each are totally different. If a UC is loaded with mainly sauce-covered dishes, the operator can adjust it for best results, just by touching the icon on the control panel touchscreen.   Similarly, many modern bistros offer a variety of foods from around the world which, in turn, call for a wide variety of ideal washing parameters. These sites can easily adjust their UC dishwasher’s parameters depending on whether they are washing dishes that have served oil-based Asian foods or, say, creamy, French cuisine.   “The whole point of this ‘adaptability’ is to give the best possible results, whatever type of food is on the menu,” explains Paul Crowley. “It applies equally to the UC glasswashers: a heavy pint glass with a crust of stout on it will need a really powerful wash. A delicate wine glass needs a much softer wash. By simply touching the screen’s icon, the operator can make the change.”   Rack sizes for the UC Series range from 400x400mm to 500x540mm, depending on the model. On short programmes (for lightly soiled items) the glasswasher can handle up to 77 racks per hour, the dishwashers up to 65. The capacities on standard washing programmes are 48 and 40 respectively.   The UC Series is available from Winterhalter dealers across the UK and Ireland.   Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance. Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents. For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000, see, or or email

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