A Look At Various Types Of Compartment Sinks

January 31, 2012 · Posted in Business 

Compartment sinks are necessary equipment for businesses in the food service industry for cleaning heavily soiled cookware, dinnerware, and other various items. Single-compartment sinks and 2-compartment sinks are utilized often as prep sinks wherein fruit and vegetable products are washed prior to serving. Used mops can also be washed in them. Although these single-compartment sinks cannot be used for both purposes as doing so can introduce contaminants to food. There are also 3 compartment sinks available and these are utilized to wash large pots or pans that will not fit into a dish washer.[youtube:RuSUJEVC1UA?version=3;[link:3 compartment sink];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuSUJEVC1UA?version=3&feature=related]

It is a requirement for businesses in the food service industry to have an automatic ware washing equipment or a 3 compartment sink. These sinks allow their users to wash soiled cookware and dinnerware in the first compartment, rinse in the second, and sanitize in the last. Even establishments with automatic ware washing equipment are encouraged to have a 3 compartment sink because it can be used temporarily for dish washing should the former malfunction and requires repairs.

Relatively a newcomer to the compartment sink family is the recirculating soaker system. This is also called a recirculating soaker system which that eliminates the need for pot washing by hand. It cleans by using a combination of water in constant percolation, heated water and low foaming soap to loosen and wash away food particles and dirt not only from pots and pans, but oven parts, grease filters, and other hard-to-clean kitchen items. It is also possible to retrofit this recirculating soaker to existing compartment sinks.

Compartment sinks are sold from the web-based and brick-and-mortar stores of the companies that manufacture them as well as those operated by their retailers. It will be more convenient to shop on the Internet though, and you will have more choices. Price range is wide, typically from $300 to $8,000 depending on the number of compartments. If you want to buy one, it is recommended that you compare models from at least three vendors. Research as much as you can about the products you intend to buy so you won’t be cajoled into buying a compartment sink by a persistent salesperson. Also, do not forget to buy a sink that is wide and deep enough for the biggest cookware you have.

Before you pull the trigger, do a bit of research on the product you’re eyeing. Asking your friends could be one option; another could to seek reviews on the Internet. I’m not a fan of review sites as they can be misleading quite often, especially for the ignorant. As a buyer, its your responbility to do your due diligence. Research is important as you don’t want to be spending money for no real benefits.

Restaurants and businesses in the food service industry may need to have 3 compartment sink. Learn about these commercial sinks more by clicking here 3 compartment sink.


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