Published 21 November 2019
This guide is designed to help you to achieve a perfect potwashing result with less effort than before.
When you wash with granules there is no need to soak the goods in before the washing and the amount of chemicals can be reduced.
Granules are small blue plastic pellets. The washing tank is filled with them and during the washing program they are circulated together with the water and the chemicals to remove food residue from the dishes. Although granules may seem small, they actually weigh more, and have more power than water.
Why is choosing the right granule important?
Manufacturers of this type of warewashing machine will combine the technology of the machine and the characteristics of the granule in order to achieve the best washing results. Using a granulate which is not recommended for the machine can give poorer wash results, as well as cause problems which can limit the machines factory warranty
OUR ADVICE: Use the manufacturer’s recommended granules.
Quantity of granules
In order to ensure optimum washing results, it is important that the correct amount of granules is used. The granule collection baskets for the WD-90GR, WD-90DUO and WD-100GR may look a little different, but with each, there is a mark to signify the right level of granules for each basket.
OUR ADVICE: Use only granules recommended by the producer and fill your basket to the marked level on the granule collection basket.
Check the condition of the granules
When washing with granules, the granules become worn and the volume decreases. In order for dishes to be maintained as best as possible, it is important that the granules used are kept in as good condition as possible
OUR ADVICE: Run the granule collection program once a day to check the condition and levels of the granules.
Do not use worn granules!
Worn-out granules can get stuck in the perforated containers or in the handle brackets. There is a risk that the granules can end up in the ready to serve food in the restaurant.
OUR ADVICE: Worn-out granules should be left for recycling(combustible waste).
Long live the granules!
New granules are shaped like small cylinders. It is the edges of the cylinder that gives the best wash results. When washing perforated containers the granulate is worn hard, therefore, shortening its life. By using the granules properly, they will undoubtably last longer, which is not only good for the economy, but also for the environment:
OUR ADVICE: Wash perforated containers and pans without granules (Program P4, P5 or P6) or with a very short granule program (P1 or P2).
Always remove leftovers
Potwashing with granules works best with ”dry” leftovers on the dishware.
OUR ADVICE: Scrape off as much food residue as possible before loading your dishwasher. When doing this, avoid soaking as much as possible. The less amount of food residue that enters the dishwasher, the smaller the detergent required, meaning less water changes and more money to be saved!
Use the right chemicals
Using hand dishwashing detergent for soaking or pre-washing the goods is NOT OK! Doing so creates foam in the dishwasher which gives a poor washing result and can even damage the dishwasher’s pumps
OUR ADVICE: Neither use hand dishwashing detergent for soaking or pre-washing of the goods nor for the daily cleaning of the machine. Instead, ask your detergent supplier for an appropriate machine cleaner.
Download our manual for potwashing with granules