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The problem of limescale in the dishwashing machine

The problem of limescale in the dishwashing machine has always existed, and affects both domestic users and professionals in the gastronomy.

It should be pointed out, before going into the matter, that limestone water is not harmful to health, and therefore does not represent a danger to human beings. However, it is certainly not the dishwasher's best friend, as it reduces the effectiveness of detergents, reduces the shine on the washware and affects the performance of the machine overall.

To get around this issue, we talk about the so-called "softening" of "hard" water, which should always relate to any type of dishwashing machine and kitchen equipment, regardless of its technical specifications or the intended use. The softened water is able to achieve good washing results because the substances that harden it are replaced by sodium ions, which protect the machine from limescale. In practice, this translates into lower consumption of detergent, but also into reducing the cost of maintenance or even replacement of equipment, saving time and resources.

Water softening
Water softening - for good dish and ware washing results

When water is hard, it needs softening to achieve good results, whatever type of dish, glass or ware washer is used.

The softened water

Meiko, a world leader in the design and production of advanced, high-performance cleaning systems, is able to equip all its dishwashers with special softeners, regardless of their model or application: whether you choose an undercounter, flight type, universal or conveyor dishwashing machine, it doesn't matter. Each of them will be able to benefit from softened water and therefore performance to the best, always.

And there's more: Meiko in addition to the water softener, it can also provide additional integrated water treatment systems for the performance of each category, with ad hoc solutions based on the specific requirements of the machine.

A limescale-protected dishwasher is a machine that lives longer and guarantees superior washing quality and shine. If we transfer this concept to a professional context, we will immediately understand its importance: imagine how essential it can be, for a pub, a restaurant or a brewery, to be able to offer customers glasses always clean and shining. Glasses used in catering are used and washed continuously, and must therefore be adequately protected from a whole series of effects generated by the poor quality of the water: stains, rings, corrosion.

Water treatment processes
Water Treatment - methods, advantages, technologies

Water does not always behave the same way when we clean with it. Some of the minerals it contains can inhibit performance by leaving those familiar ugly and unappetising smears on cutlery and glasses. In dishwashers they may deposit a fur commonly known as limescale.

Reverse osmosis – GiO MODULE MEIKO

But what is reverse osmosis washing? This is a washing technology aimed at ensuring a maximum shine in the dishes, and in particular in glasses, and which Meiko has developed with the so-called GiO MODULE reverse osmosis.

GiO is based on a modular water filtering system, applicable to almost all the dishwashing machines of the brand, and that definitively solves the problem of washing imperfections, rings and stains through the use of water with a purity of minerals equal to 99%.
 Not to be underestimated, Meiko dishwashing machines equipped with the GiO MODULE reverse osmosis do not even require the use of anti-scale products!

The final result?

  • Zero limescale
  • Preventing the occurrence of machine failures
  • Reduction of machine downtime caused by limescale deposits
  • Reduction of the number of maintenance operations on the machine
  • Reduction of the quantity of detergents and rinse aids used
  • Unparalleled shine
  • Ecology and economy of washing
  • Maximum profitability

The principle is clear: if you want impeccable washing result, you need the right water!

reverse osmosis system
Reverse Osmosis for sparkling clean dishes and glassware

For clients who want their glasses and dishes to sparkle, improving the water quality is essential – and that calls for demineralisation or osmosis.

Reinheitsgebot ecology
Dishwasher technology with built-in sustainability

Dishwasher technology with built-in sustainability