Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living relies on reverse osmosis washers
Sunrise Senior Living delivers resident-centred care services to over 2,000 residents. The Sunrise philosophy is founded on encouraging independence, preserving dignity, enabling freedom of choice and protecting the privacy of each resident. This approach reflects the company’s mission, which has remained unchanged since the business was founded in 1981: “to champion quality of life for all seniors".
In every community, at least five activities take place each day to ensure that residents have the option to enjoy a rich and stimulating social life. Home-cooked meals, prepared on-site by Sunrise’s own chefs are designed to offer balanced nutrition and meet special dietary needs.
Christopher Dean, Head of Kitchens at Sunrise Senior Living adds: "Overall there has been an improvement in the standard of dishwashing."
"The switch to using MEIKO dishwashers has definitely been an improvement for our residents and, clearly, they are our number one priority."
Purchasing at Sunrise is assisted by Pelican, who specialises in negotiating competitive trading arrangements with local and national suppliers for its members. Pelican serves around 3,000 hospitality businesses including 2,000 schools and colleges.
Keith Palmer, Commercial Equipment Manager, says, “Sunrise were adamant that reliability of operation was essential and exemplary results were a priority for their residents.
“With that in mind we assisted them to source and establish the correct manufacturer.
Sunrise predominantly uses MEIKO’s DV 80.2 GiO pass-through dishwasher with integrated reverse osmosiswater treatment technology, and the machine, with a theoretical throughput of up 60 racks per hour (1080 dinner plates), is used to wash all crockery, cutlery and glassware items.
Basket size is the industry standard 500mm x 500mm and the passing height of 440mm ensures the machine will also handle trays with ease. Three wash programmes offer different cycles to cope with light to heavy duty soiling.
An automatic door option is ideal for operators of less than average height and is activated at the press of a button.
Unlike other reverse osmosiswater treatment systems on the market, the MEIKO GiO is contained within the machine footprint and needs no independent softener apparatus for pre-conditioning the incoming raw water and is therefore simpler to install and in the majority of instances, is a far more cost effective solution.
MEIKO Business Development Manager, Simon Callus: “There was a number of key influencing factors in the decision to purchase the GiO reverse osmosis door type machines as the quality of results on glassware and cutlery, savings in detergent and rinse aid. The client recognised the associated benefits, from a reduction in overall running and maintenance costs, to a labour saving element, as the quality of results on glassware and cutlery negated the need for additional polishing.”
For clients who want their glasses and dishes to sparkle, improving the water quality is essential – and that calls for demineralisation or osmosis.
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.