Sanitation & Safety Equipment

Browse our articles on sanitation and safety equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace, energy efficiency and much more.

Faucets: Features and Capabilities

Local health codes govern the number of kitchen sinks, which in turn impact the amount of faucets a foodservice operation requires. The number of faucets necessary also depends on the size of a kitchen. A typical quick-service operation will have seven faucets, including two prerinse types and three hand sinks. Faucets are specified separate from sinks.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Rack Warewashers

Because warewashers have a number of components, the likelihood of breakdowns and failures is increased. By properly caring for these units with regular cleaning and routine maintenance, operators can expect them to have as much as a 10-year service life.

Rack Warewasher Q&A

Consultant Q&A with Timothy A. Barker, founder of Table & Bar Consulting Group, Memphis, Tenn.

Product Knowledge Guide: Rack Warewashers

Rack warewashers, commonly referred to as rack conveyors, are often used in full-service restaurants and higher-volume applications, such as universities and healthcare foodservice. This is because the average production rate for these continuous-motion machines is between 100 and 300 racks an hour. While undercounter and door-type machines also use racks, this reference typically is limited to the conveyor-type units.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Disposer

Not following manufacturers’ recommendations when selecting a disposer can result in an inadequate system that will not meet the operation’s waste needs. Because most operations become more dependent on these systems than anticipated, it is better to go bigger in terms of horsepower to ensure the waste amount can be accommodated.

Product Knowledge Guide: Disposers

Commercial disposers provide an efficient and convenient method of eliminating food waste and are beneficial to kitchen sanitation. These units not only help reduce garbage and dumpster odors, which can attract insects and vermin, but also lower trash hauling costs since the amount of overall waste being dumped is decreased.