The compact model in the Ecomax glasswasher range is the G404 to which you can add a drain pump, a detergent dispenser and an integral water softener. All these need to be specified before you purchase – they can’t be added later.
The G404 is a small machine, perfect for smaller businesses and pubs – you can fit 16 pint glasses inside the machine thanks to its 390x390mm baskets.
The G404 has two wash programs: short and long. The short is 60 secs and the long 120. When you look at the a spec sheets, Hobart say that the machine can do 60 baskets an hour – but that is just an hour divided by the shortest program cycle! We’ve referred to this before, the industry standard of measuring hourly rates is unrealistic, but this is one of the quickest cycles on the market, and will be very efficient. However, do remember this is NOT for heavily soiled glasses, but for a quick, hygienic rinse
The G504 is a larger machine, which gives you room for 25 pint glasses and its cycle times are 60 and 180 secs. It uses 2.3litres of water with every wash and its tank holds 25 litres.
There’s no compact dishwasher for the Ecomax – instead you have the F504 machine, which takes a standard 500x500mm tray, which can hold 18 plates, 20 cups and a good amount of whatever else you need washing!
The machine can come with an integral softener (look for the ‘S’ on the end of the name for this feature) and you get a drain pump and detergent dispenser as standard, as well as an installation kit, so you can install and get started quickly and easily.
The machine has two program cycles – one of 60secs and one of 180. The 60 secs wash is perfect for a final clean of your dishes if you rinse them off first. If the plates are very dirty, only use the 180 second one.