Equipment Comparison: Pre-Rinse Sprayers
Kitchen operations without pre-rinse units may spend more time scrubbing dishes by hand, risk clogging up dishmachines with food debris and wind up with still dirty dishes. Despite how essential they’ve become in the back-of-house, they are notorious water hogs. Because they use water pressure to remove food waste from dishes prior to dishwashing, which results in overspray, the units account for nearly one-third of the water used in an average commercial kitchen, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That amounts to about 53 billion gal. of water each year to rinse dishes with pre-rinse spray valves.
How to Specify a Pre-Rinse Unit
The Imperial Series pre-rinse unit is a spring style that comes with adjustable spray patterns of 15° and 5° and a laser stream. The spray head is made of stainless with a rubber, stay-cool comfort grip. It reaches 60 psi and uses less than 1 GPM of water. The Pivot Pro Swivel attachment reduces stress on the hose at the spray-head connection. The heavy-duty hose comes with built-in reinforcement to prevent kinking.
Fisher pre-rinse units feature the Ultra Spray PLUS Valve (1.15 GPM at 60 psi), guaranteed for one million cycles, and Fisher’s three-ply aircraft hydraulic hose, which is ideal for commercial cleaning applications and lasts three times as long as other hoses, according to the company. Position the spray valve wherever you need it using the spring action, flexible gooseneck. For longer service life, it features a Stainless Steel Armor Jacket, which relieves tension and abrasion on the inner hose.
The KLP53-10Lx-AFx Series comprises heavy-duty, wall-mounted pre-rinse units that withstand the demands of foodservice operations. The PowerPulse spray valves help reduce water consumption and improve cleaning time. The KLP53-10L4-AF1 model has a flow rate of 1.05 GPM. The premium hose features a three-ply nylon reinforced Santoprene inner hose for added durability.
The Diamond Series of pre-rinse units features improved ergonomics, aesthetics and overall performance and durability. Highlights include dual spray patterns, stainless ceramic cartridge valves, an integrated 360-swivel to reduce stress on the hose and a lifetime warranty. Unit flow rate is 1.15 GPM. Units come preassembled to cut down on installation time and include wall brackets with mounting hardware.
DuraPull pre-rinse units feature pull-down activation. Stainless construction paired with a water-saving design makes the unit ideal for demanding foodservice operations. Ceramic cartridges with a lifetime warranty are included standard. The 1.07 GPM spray is compliant with DOE regulations. The swivel design allows 360° rotation of the sprayer, reducing user fatigue and stress on the hose. Choose from deck- or wall-mounted installations.