Warewashing specialist Hobart has another prize to be proud of: For the development of its innovative top-dry drying, the world market leader for commercial warewashing equipment recently received the Catering Star 2019 by the trade journal “Cooking + Catering inside”. The Offenburg-based company outshone its competitors in the ‘Warewashing’ category and won the Gold Award.

Manual drying is tedious and time-consuming – and Hobart’s new top-dry drying feature convinces with first- class results – without any manual polishing. The drying performance is unique in the commercial sector and significantly eases the workload of the dishwashing staff – in particular during peak hours. Things are often hectic in professional kitchens and in service. Plates and glasses must be quickly washed to sparkling perfection so that they can be used again immediately.

However, many commercial dishwashers require subsequent manual drying and polishing. This increases stress, ties up workers and ultimately costs money. But not with Top-Dry drying: Once the washing process is complete, the humid air is converted using a hydro-thermal energy storage system, and re-introduced into the wash chamber as hot drying air. This prevents moisture from depositing on the wash ware. Another benefit is the improved room climate, as this generates less humidity.