Sanitation and Safety

Browse below to find articles on dishwashers, disposers, oil filtration, ventilation and more.


Disposers in commercial foodservice operations can help reduce trash-hauling costs by decreasing waste, eliminating food waste odors and decreasing labor by minimizing trips to the dumpster.

The amount of glassware an operation uses comes into play when specifying these units.

The faucet category for commercial foodservice includes traditional types and prerinse units, with subcategories that encompass pot fillers, glass fillers, utility sprays and hose reels. The application will impact the type of faucet necessary. For example, hand-washing requires a lower rate of water flow, while filling pots or prewashing dishes requires a higher flow rate.

Undercounter glass washers can save both space and time while completing a specific task. This equipment becomes essential for operations utilizing large quantities of glasses and mugs. With an undercounter location, the units provide convenient access to clean glassware and save staff time running into the kitchen. This equipment specifically cleans glasses without causing damage, such as cracks and chips.

Although warewashing tends to get overlooked because it does not generate revenue, the dishwashing area typically features some of the most expensive equipment in any foodservice operation. The type of unit that best suits an operation depends on the kitchen, the restaurant’s volume and the type of ware being washed.

Here are four cleaning and maintenance tips to help foodservice operators keep their warewashers running at peak efficiency.