Sanitation and Safety

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Also called agitating sinks, power sinks tackle food soil with hot, soapy water and agitation to clean pots and pans, eliminating about 90 percent of the hand scrubbing typically needed. It’s important to note that these units do not serve as garbage disposals, so staff need to pre-scrape items prior to placing the wares in the wash tank.

When determining what type of waste collection system suits their businesses, foodservice operators can choose from a variety of options in terms of size and function. These systems can be as small as an under-sink garbage disposer or a big remote pulping system that includes a built-in grinder to send trash through pipes with water to create a sludge for disposal.

Structural leaks: Leaks from the stainless structure and not from drain fittings signify a sink will need replacing. If the leak comes from a drain fitting, it is most likely a seal leak that can be repaired by a plumber. If leaking is from the stainless structure, including the corners, bottom of the bowl or where the sink bowls meets drain boards, replace the sink.

Consultant Q&A: Steve Waltz, senior associate/project manager, Cini-Little International Inc., Baltimore

When used properly, sinks wash dirt and other contaminants from food before preparation.

Water filters not only provide better-tasting beverages but can also prolong the service life for a wide range of equipment types.