You might be familiar with the adage, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ A bit of foresight can save you all manner of grief further along.
It is a principle we all practice, although not always as carefully as we might. We look before crossing the street; we take vitamins and are careful of our diets. In our commercial kitchens we are careful with cleanliness, we anticipate our customers’ appetites, we think ahead and shop ahead so that we’re ready for the next season and shift in customer tastes.
Attention to the small details is important. Water can seem like a small detail, and we don’t think much about it. It’s used for everything from steamers and dishwashing to ice-making, brewing coffee or tea, and drinking water. A variety of studies have described a long list of contaminants found in US drinking water. For the drinking water, at least, restauranteurs often take the step of filtering their tap water to remove the undesirable ‘menu’ of chemicals.
The canny restaurateur, however, realizes that if the water you are serving customers is an issue, the water you use in your kitchen is an issue too. The water in which you steam your vegetables or with which you wash your dishes leaves behind mineral traces as well as chemical residue. Over time, the minerals build up, reducing the efficiency of a machine, if not disabling it altogether. Demineralization and decontamination of devices is expensive, time-consuming, and often requires as much ‘cleaning up’ as the cleaning of the machine did in the first place. These processes usually involve noxious chemicals—nothing you want to risk getting in your food and drink—and disassembling/reassembling your machines.
What’s the cure?
Water filtering systems are a critical investment in any food service enterprise. Filtering the water removes chemical additives and contaminants, and de-mineralizes the water. Filtering the water from the tap only addresses a small problem. The more effective solution is to filter it before it reaches your kitchen.
Even the smallest EverPure system delivers high-quality water to boiler-based steamers, providing scale prevention and deliming that are crucial to the quality of water used and the longevity of the kitchen equipment. Water flows through a series of pre-filter/filters/scale inhibitors, removing harmful elements (down to the micron level) before passing on to the equipment it supplies.
No chemicals are involved, there is nothing to be cleaned, and the maintenance of the system itself is simple—change the filters on a regular basis. Depending on the quality of water supplied to your area, this can mean changing the filters every 100 thousand gallons.
We have a variety of sizes and capacities of systems available, and offer financing too. Shipping within the Continental US is free. The specific details are provided on the product webpages.
Your Everpure system will provide high-quality water and extend the life of your commercial equipment.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
If you are replacing a filter, you may wish to check with the manufacturer of your equipment to confirm which model filter you need.
Check out our selection of commercial Water Filtration products, and feel free to contact us for help selecting the filter you need.