How to Choose a Commercial Dishwashing Detergent

commercial dishwasherIf you maintain a restaurant, kitchen, cafeteria, hotel, hospital, or school, chances are you will eventually need to choose a dishwashing detergent to serve the needs of your facility. You have lots of choices, but with the right information, you can decide which product is right for you.

The Benefits of Buying Wholesale

When you are maintaining a facility, it is to your great benefit to purchase your cleaning products in bulk. This allows you to get the products you need at a discount. Additionally, you can buy by the pallet to have all the product you need on hand.

Choosing a Dishwashing Detergent

Phosphates or Not?

The first thing you need to decide is whether you want to use a product that contains phosphates. Phosphates are an inorganic chemical that is used in a wide variety of materials and products, including dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent. For many years, phosphates were an essential part of all detergents. But scientists discovered that phosphates were harmful to the environment after runoff cleaning products containing phosphates made its way into lakes and streams. As a result, phosphates are no longer available for retail consumer products, but they are still available for commercial products.

While phosphates are not good for the environment, they are an extremely effective cleaner, and many businesses and organizations prefer using cleaners with phosphates because of their cleaning power. To learn more about phosphates, check out our article, “What’s the Deal with Phosphates?”

On Worldwide Janitor, each of our cleaning product pages indicates whether phosphates are an ingredient in the product. Click here to see a complete list of our dishwashing products that contain phosphates and those that don’t.

Consider Your Equipment

All of our Wholesale Janitor products are designed to be used for both hand washing or automatic washing machines. While the vast majority of industry cleaning professionals use automatic dishwashers, there may be some items in your collection that are best cleaned by hand. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. No matter how you need to clean your dishes, you can trust Wholesale Janitor’s products to clean effectively.

Our products can be used in almost any automatic commercial dishwasher. However, it is always a good idea to double check the documentation for your automatic dishwasher to ensure that the dishwashing detergent you choose can be used safely and effectively on your particular model of automatic dishwasher.

Do I Need a Rinse Additive?

A rinse additive is a low-foaming agent that provides the surface tension of rinsing water, eliminating the white residue that can sometimes be found on glassware, utensils, and dishes after being washed. A rinse additive is a popular product for many industries and businesses because it is so effective at removing this residue.

If you want to use products that do not contain phosphates, a rinse additive is a great addition to your normal dishwashing workflow. This is because not using a cleaner with phosphates increases the incidence of this common residue on dishes. A rinse additive (which is also phosphate-free!) can be used afterwards to make your dishes clean and clear.

Popular Dishwashing Products on Worldwide Janitor

At Worldwide Janitor, we have many different dishwashing products to chose from. Here are some of our most popular.

Best Detergent with Phosphates

Our best-selling detergent with phosphates is our machine dishwashing compound. This formula is best for tough stains. Our customers use this compound for heavy grease stains and reliable heavy-duty cleaning power. This product works best with automatic dishwashers.

Best Detergent without Phosphates

For an effective cleaner that does not contain Phosphates, try one of our three varieties of ease liquid dishwashing detergent. Available in almond, lemon, and apple scents, this phosphate-free cleaner is gentle on hands as well as tough on grease and residue. It also works well with our rinse additive for a clean shine on every dish and utensil. The ease products can also be used for other gentle cleaning tasks such as cleaning cars and mopping floors.

Rinse Additive

This rinse additive will leave your dishes shiny and clean with no residue. This product is ideal for caterers and fine dining establishments that set their tables with wine glasses and fine china. But no restaurant wants their customers to see embarrassing residue on dishes. You’ll never again have to worry about it when you start using a rinse additive.

Worldwide Janitor is the best choice for all of your dishwashing detergent needs. Whether you require a cleaner that can fight the toughest stains, or you simply need a cleaner that gets the job done without being hard on your hands or the environment, Worldwide Janitor offers your ideal product at a discount! Shop today to find the product your facility needs.

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