Making Use of Commercial Dishwasher Rental

There’s no other way to put it, commercial dishwashers are expensive things for any restaurant or catering establishment to pay out their hard earned money for. There is an alternative for those who can’t afford the upfront costs though, that other option is commercial dishwashers rental. While we ourselves do not offer rentals, there are a number of companies out there that do. Before you dive in to rental though, there are a few things that you may want to consider.


As with all rentals, you end up paying more in the long run. This is the major downside to not owning your own equipment, not only will you never own the machine but you will end up paying more for it. That may sound like common sense but when you think about it, the company that is renting you the dish washing machine has to be making money somehow. People often thing that with a rental that there is less risk to since if anything goes wrong then just like a home, the person letting you rent will have to take care of any problem but unfortunately this is not the case.

Renting a dishwasher is a little different from renting a home. If something goes wrong then the chances are that you will be liable for the upkeep or replacement of the offending part, these repairs can soon mount up in costs and may be worth fitting in to your initial assessment of whether or not dishwasher rental is the right course of action for you.

So is renting a commercial dishwasher always bad?

All of that being said, if you’re new to the catering industry and maybe don’t have the capitol necessary to pay for all of your equipment outright, then a rental that doesn’t cost as much money straight away may be the perfect option for you.

When starting a kitchen it is often very tempting to rush out and buy all of the best equipment as soon as possible. I’ve been there myself, it’s definitely very tempting to have all new equipment that has all of the bells and whistles, I would urge caution with doing this though and really take a step back and thing about what is essential and when purchases can maybe be put off until a later date. Even though our own site sells commercial dishwashers, I would suggest thinking about whether your kitchen does enough washing up to justify a machine, if you’re only washing 10-20 plates a day, it may be more economical to do them manually.