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Miele offers special solutions for washing and drying reusable crockery

Gütersloh/Stuttgart/Hamburg No. 011/2024


  • Secure hold in fresh water and tank dishwashers

  • New baskets and inserts for beakers and bowls

Since the beginning of last year, many restaurateurs and caterers have been under legal obligation to offer reusable containers for to-go consumption which can be returned after use. For the most part, these items are made from plastic – a material which poses challenges when it comes to dishwashing. Miele offers a practical solution for everyday use for fresh water and tank dishwashers: with new baskets and inserts in which beakers and bowls are held securely in place, hygienically clean and then reliably dried.

Commercial fresh water dishwashers from the MasterLine series feature two rack levels providing for large numbers of reusable items. The APFD 417 insert was specifically designed for use in the upper basket and can accommodate up to 25 reusable beakers and bowls.

The APFD 222 basket is intended for use on the lower level and in tank dishwashers. It also accommodates bowls or 25 beakers. There is also an insert for nine matching lids. And to ensure that light-weight load items are not dislodged during the wash process, this basket comes with a cover to weigh down items. This prevents beakers from being jostled around when the basket is pushed into the machine. In all cases, items of crockery are positioned at an incline to induce run-off.

Elevated final rinse temperatures on all models ensure reliable drying performance to compensate for the fact that plastic does not store heat easily. The fresh water dishwashers additionally feature the Dry+ option which evacuates hot, moist-laden air from the cabinet during the drying process and replaces it with fresh ambient air – ensuring that reusable items are ready for use again fast.

Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications. Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2022 business year amounted to around € 5.43 bn. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 23,000, of which approx. 11,800 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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Up to 50 reusable beakers are washed clean in this fresh water dishwasher from Miele's MasterLine series in a single cycle – and thoroughly dried thanks to a higher final rinse temperature. (Photo: Miele)

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Alongside beakers, bowls can be washed in the upper or lower basket, depending on volumes. (Photo: Miele)

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Practical: If only a limited number of reusable items need washing, the space on the upper level of a fresh water dishwasher can be put to good use washing other items. (Photo: Miele)

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