The Importance of Water Filters for Your Restaurant Equipment
Last updated on 3/08/2018
A filter system is an integral part of your restaurant equipment’s water tank! Here at WebstaurantStore, we get a lot of customer orders asking why, or if, a filter is even necessary when they purchase a commercial ice machine, coffee brewing equipment, or steam equipment. Filters not only ensure that you have sanitary, great tasting water and ice, but they keep your equipment working longer.
These purification systems block mineral deposits, scale, sediment, cysts, and other contaminants from entering the water line and equipment. This helps prevent odor and chlorine taste in your ice and beverages. Blocking these substances not only helps with water sanitation, but keeps equipment running smoothly. Machines with mineral buildup will run less efficiently and break down sooner, which means you lose money. In fact, poor quality feed water will actually void the warranty on most ice machines. In short, spending a few hundred dollars on a filter system now will save you several thousand dollars in the future! Luckily, we make it easy to choose the right filter by automatically pairing a compatible C Pure AQUAKING filter system to your ice machine order.
Need more proof as to why a filter is needed? Take a look at the gunk we found in the water tank of a standard office coffee urn. The images below show what a water tank will look like after approximately one year of use without a filter. The buildup was so thick, it had to be scooped out. Avoid this mess by installing a water filter prior to using your equipment!
View our ice machine filters and our hot beverage equipment filters to find the best filtration system for your machine.
Water Filter Types
Although U.S. drinking water has been protected under the Safe Drinking Water Act since 1974, many experts warn that water from a tap source does not meet health guidelines. While you cannot always control the source of your water, you can certainly add an extra layer of protection from contaminants by purchasing an efficient filter. Here are the most common water filter types:
A carbon filter replacement cartridge for an espresso machine water filter kit.
A CARBON FILTER REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGE FOR AN ESPRESSO MACHINE WATER FILTER KIT.
Carbon Filter Systems:
Carbon, a porous material, absorbs impurities as water passes through these point-of-entry systems. They generally remove lead, PCBs, chlorine byproducts, certain parasites, radon, pesticides and herbicides, certain gasoline and dry cleaning additives and solvents, some levels of bacteria, and traces of pharmaceuticals.