Brasserie32 at Thoresby Hall Hotel, Nottinghamshire

The first X2 customer in the UK: - it's a great bit of kit!

Following its release in early 2022, the first X2 Lean Wash Center is installed in the UK. The unit was installed at Warner Leisure’s Thoresby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire, all managed by TAG Catering Equipment UK Ltd, one of our Premium Partner resellers in the UK.

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Multi-function washing in a manageable footprint

“Warner Leisure Hotels approached TAG Catering Equipment to update their existing pot washing area in the kitchen that serves Brasserie32 at Thoresby Hall” commented Keith Broadway, UK Country Manager for Granuldisk.

“The existing area used a small under-counter dishwasher and sinks which were inefficient, unsustainable, and costly to operate. We worked with TAG Catering Equipment UK Ltd with minimal space available to specify the X2. It was chosen as the perfect solution for the area, providing multi-function washing in a manageable footprint”.

The X2 Lean Wash Center marks a new era for Granuldisk, as it is the first combined dishware and cookware machine that does not use the famous granule technology. Instead, the X2 uses a dual water-only system enabling operators to wash both crockery, glasses, and cutlery as well as pots and pans. All with minimal pre-washing and scrubbing.


Low and high-pressure pumps

The X2 Lean Wash Center achieves perfectly clean and sanitized wash results by utilizing two pumps and wash systems; a low-pressure pump for traditional dishwashing, and a high-pressure pump with patent-pending wash arm technology and specifically designed cookware baskets to clean pots, pans, and utensils.

"A great bit of kit"

Jordan Paris, Head Chef of Brasserie32 at Thoresby Hall has already seen an improvement to the kitchen since the X2 was installed:

“The workflow of the area has significantly improved with no excessive build-up of dirty pots or pans. It is so simple to use and is saving time, meaning the operator can do extra jobs whilst the machine is operating, as hand washing has all but been eliminated. The machine is a great bit of kit.”

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Automatic basket detection and wash mode selection

Automatic basket detection and wash mode selection makes X2 easy for the operator to use, reducing any risk of using the wrong wash cycle. The machine uses the same footprint as a traditional hooded dishwasher whilst performing two functions, saving operators both space and capital outlay.

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"Technology that help us achieve our sustainability goals is imperative"

Stuart Billington, Head of Property & Capital Investment stated “Warner Leisure Hotels has 15 country and coastal hotels across the UK, and we’re seeking to reduce our carbon emissions and increase overall sustainability for the longevity of our industry.

“Investing in the latest technology that can help us achieve our sustainability goals is imperative. The X2 is the ideal solution for many of our smaller restaurant kitchens and we’ve already started to see water, chemical and labour savings.”

Keith Broadway, is pleased with the excellent collaboration on the project and concludes “Working alongside our Premium Partner TAG Catering Equipment it has been a joy to see the improvements made by installing the X2. It offers a helping hand for the kitchen staff in this busy area of the kitchen, which is often forgotten and subsequently neglected. It also helps the hotel meet its environmental goals, by lowering consumption of valuable resources.”

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