Fountain units don’t require a great deal of maintenance; however, like all equipment, it’s important to follow daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to maximize the beverage dispenser’s service life.
Teri Kidwell, owner/principal, ATK Design Studios, LLC, Sewickley, Pa., answers a few questions about how to specify carbonated-beverage dispensers.
Smart Water Dispenser
The Smart Water Dispenser all-in-one beverage service hooks up to an existing water line for customizable still, sparkling and flavored water on demand. Technicians receive notification when a machine needs servicing. Floor and countertop models are available.
D4/Aquarius 1.0 Water Dispenser
The D4/Aquarius 1.80 system dispenses chilled sparkling or still water as well as room temperature still water. The dispenser taps at three times the flow rate of a bar gun, per the manufacturer, and includes a three-step carbon filtration process. The stainless steel is suitable for countertop use or can mount below with access from three separate taps.
What to Consider When Purchasing Coffee Brewers
To better compete in the coffee arena, a number of restaurants have upped the ante in terms of this beverage’s quality and number of offerings. Purchasing the appropriate coffee brewer and accessories can be critical to a business’ success.
Operators often use undercounter dishmachines in front-of-the-house bar areas to wash mainly glassware and utensils. These units clean between 24 and 40 racks per hour, with fill-and-drain and heat recovery types on the lower end. Higher-end models can feature adjustable cycle times for light-, medium- and heavy-volume applications.