T: 01749 870055
  • All Articles
  • DC in the media
  • Product news
  • Company news
  • Industry news
  • Events

DC launches new Optima Range of warewashers

June 2017

DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems launches new Optima range which offers ‘Intelligent Warewashing Solutions’ for outstanding performance whilst minimising environmental impact and reducing running costs.... read more

OPINION: Open kitchens and the wash up area

FEJ online, July 2017

Open kitchens are in vogue but behind all the theatre there lies a need to ensure the washing area is functional and practical, writes Bob Wood, director of DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems. ... read more

Centre Stage

Extract from Casual Dining Magazine, July 2017

Bartenders are creating works of art, so their performance space needs to be both practical and engaging to ensure a smooth delivery worthy of a standing ovation. ... read more

TUCO Exhibition PREVIEW 2017

Extract from TUCO magazine article, July 2017

DC will be introducing their new Optima range of warewashers to catering operators in the higher and further education sector.... read more

Full Steam Ahead

Extract from Hotel F&B article, July 2017

The warewasher is central to the running of any F&B operation - we talk tech with the latest warewashing innovations... read more

Ice Cold

Extract from Care Home Catering, July 2017

As the weather heats up it’s the beverage equipment that means being able to offer residents a welcome chilled drink at all times that really comes into its own... read more

The Whole Package

Extract from B&I Catering article, July 2017

Prevention is better than cure, so make sure your business has a sufficient maintenance plan in place!... read more

Tools of the trade

Extract from EDUcatering magazine, June 2017

The classrooms may sit empty over summer, but all the action is happening in the kitchen as caterers prepare for the year ahead... read more

Dish out the dirt

Extract from Pub and Bar article, June 2017

Why go to the effort of stocking a cracking selection of craft beers and locally sourced ingredients, only to serve them in cloudy glassware and on grubby plates? ... read more

Cool Runnings

Extract from FEJ, June 2017

FEJ investigates best practice techniques for maintaining ice machines over the summer so you can steer clear of equipment breakdowns when it matters most.... read more

Hygiene is more than just skin-deep

Extract from SLTN, June 2017

The importance of keeping premises clean shouldn't be underestimated. Nothing will save your outlet's reputation if your hygiene standards are not up to scratch ... read more

Squeaky Clean!

Extract from Casual Dining Magazine, June 2017

Save money, the planet and your reputation with the latest innovations for sparkling glassware and polished plates... read more

Filtering Vital Information

Extract from Catering Insight article, June 2017

Filtration is an essential component of the modern commercial warewasher - improving wash results by maintaining wash water quality, but what should dealers take into account? ... read more

Space Exploration

Extract from Hotel F&B article, June 2017

How designing your kitchen space correctly can directly affect the customer experience - Hotel F&B takes a closer look... read more

Turn it off!

Extract from EDUcatering magazine, May 2017

With soaring utility costs and pressure from above to demonstrate better sustainability practices, how do you see through the jargon and really cut energy use with catering equipment?... read more

Small but cool

Extract from Catering Insight article, May 2017

With kitchen space becoming ever scarcer how are ice machine suppliers reacting to these compact requirements? Catering Insight asks the experts... read more

Hammering hygiene home

Extract from Hotel F&B article, May 2017

We look at the importance of good cleaning and hygiene practices in your F&B venue... read more

Behind the Scenes!

Extract from Bar Magazine article, May 2017

Make the most of the space behind the bar if you want your customers to see a slick operation... read more

The Space Race

Extract from FEJ, May 2017

With kitchens generally getting smaller, the call for compact refrigeration and ice makers is growing louder. FEJ explores some of the innovations in this field. ... read more

All Washed-Up!

Extract from Care Home Catering, May 2017

Pre-planning is all important when selecting the right warewashing equipment to suit the specific needs of your site. Care Home Catering asks the experts... read more

Sip into summer

Extract from Pub and Bar article, April 2017

In the heat of summer, hydration is key. With an established pantheon of tempting long drinks and plenty of room for experimentation, operators can create a real stir behind the bar... read more

Nice Ice!

Extract from Hospital Caterer Magazine (HSA) , April 2017

Bob Wood, Director of DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems, discusses the range of icemakers available for hospital kitchens and wards.... read more

A bag of tricks for the back-bar

Extract from SLTN, April 2017

Equipment can improve efficiency and enhance a venue's reputation - it's up to operators to ensure their bar has the right equipment to deliver the best serves... read more

Keeping Your Cool

Extract from B&I Catering article, April 2017

With the number of options and features available ever expanding, things are really hotting up in the world of refrigeration!... read more

Lean and Green

Extract from Garden Centre & Farm Shop Catering, April 2017

Going green can be a hugely beneficial step for garden centres and farm shops environmentally and in terms of reducing costs and wastage... read more

Your Glasswasher Questions Answered

Extract from FEJ, March 2017

Glasswashing technology has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years, but there are still a variety of factors for operators to take into account when it comes to specifying the right model. FEJ asked warewashing experts to answer your questions.... read more

The Cold Call

Extract from Hotel F&B article, March 2017

Choosing the right refrigeration appliance is crucial to the safe running of your F&B operation... read more

LACA - The Main Event 5-7 July 2017

Birmingham, March 2017

LACA - the Main Event incorporating the Education Catering Exhibition. DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems will be exhibiting.... read more

TUCO Exhibition 24-27 July 2017

Nottingham, March 2017

The University Caterers Organisation TUCO is holding its annual conference and exhibition. DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems will be exhibiting. ... read more

Catering Insight Awards 23 Nov 2017

Central London, March 2017

Catering Insight Awards 2017. DC renews sponsorship of 'Distributor of the year - Rest of UK' category... read more

Clean Machines

Extract from OOH magazine, March 2017

Do not know your glasswashers from your dishwashers? Our experts guide you through the weird and wonderful world of warewashing... read more

Clever Cleaning

Extract from TUCO magazine article, March 2017

The warewashing industry has experienced a serious technological evolution and university caterers can maximise the advantages this presents... read more

Make room for the wash-up

Extract from EDUcatering magazine, February 2017

The wash up area shouldn't be the finall thought in your kitchen design. It plays a crucial part in the smooth running of the school meals service... read more

SPRING CLEAN

Extract from B&I Catering article, February 2017

Warewashers are the backbone of any foodservice business, so operators need to take purchasing and maintenance seriously... read more

The Clean Cycle

Extract from SLC Magazine, February 2017

We look at what to consider when buying a new warewashing system... read more

Cool Running

Extract from TUCO magazine article, February 2017

New innovations in refrigeration equipment have the potential to make life much easier for university caterers... read more

Dirty Talk

Extract from OOH magazine , January 2017

Hygiene and food safety are essential for every foodservice business, so it's vital operators follow best practice to avoid costly mistakes... read more

Know Your Flow

Extract from Garden Centre & Farm Shop Catering, January 2017

From avoiding bottlenecks of foot traffic to streamlining the washing-up, we look at the importance of kitchen design... read more

Elbow Grease

Extract from Casual Dining Magazine, December 2016

In an industry where bad news travels fast, practicing a high standard of cleaning and hygiene can make operators shine brightly during service... read more

Mr Clean!

Extract from Hotel F&B article, December 2016

Why choosing the right warewashing equipment can make sure your operation sparkles... read more

Green Issue - CSR

Extract from B&I Catering article, November 2016

CSR is becoming increasingly important to consumers - so B&I sites better be seen to be green!... read more

Catering Insight Awards 2016 - Winners!

Extract from CI article, November 2016

CI Awards 2016: Distributor of the Year - Rest of UK winner is ... Shine Food Machinery! ... read more

The chill Zone

Extract from Hospital Food + Service, November 2016

Hospital Food + Service examines refrigeration equipment and icemakers... read more

Equal Measures

Extract from Pub and Bar article, November 2016

From can openers and microwaves to warewashers and ovens – every item needs to earn its place in a commercial kitchen... read more

The Warewash Questions

Foodservice Equipment Journal, November 2016

The warewash questions that buyers should really be asking if they are to choose the package and system which best supports their needs... read more

Equipped for service

Extract from Bar Magazine article, November 2016

Guidance for choosing ice machines, warewashers and coolers for pubs and clubs... read more

Fresh Start

Extract from TUCO magazine article, November 2016

Updating kitchens and dining areas will not only improve efficiency, but enhance students' dining experiences too... read more

Fight the filth

Extract from B&I Catering article, October 2016

Cleaning and hygiene should play just as an important role as any other aspect of business in the foodservice industry or operators risk dire consequences... read more

The Lather Matter

Extract from Catering Insight article, October 2016

What are the latest developments in warewashing detergents & dispensing that dealers need to know about which ensure efficient cleaning... read more

The Cool Rules

Extract from Pub and Bar article, October 2016

Refrigerators and ice makers have the power to improve service and consumer perception, so it's vital to invest well... read more

New Products: Warewashing

Extract from Hospital Food + Service, September 2016

Hospital Food + Service highlights new products including the newest warewasher from DC... read more

Take responsibility

Extract Care Home Catering, September 2016

Kitchen teams are well placed to help their care home get all its ducks in a row when it comes to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), as manufacturers and suppliers of catering equipment are doing everything they can to be more environmentally friendly... read more

Keeping Kit Fit

Extract from TUCO magazine article, September 2016

Having a kitchen equipment maintenance contract is not a nice-to-have in a university catering operation but a definite must-have! ... read more

Clear Cut

Extract from Pub and Bar article, September 2016

Presentation is very important to today's customers, so ensuring that glassware is not only practical but aesthetically pleasing is essential... read more

Serving for the win

Extract from Casual Dining Magazine, September 2016

Glassware and the perfect serve: New drinks have increased the quest for the perfect serve, while presentation proves that it's not just what's on the inside that counts ... read more

Mr Clean

Extract from Garden Centre & Farm Shop Catering, August 2016

We look at how the right warewashing equipment can save you money and improve your operation... read more

New systems, new standards

Extract from Hospital Caterer, August 2016

To ensure improved performance and throughput, all within a smaller footprint, NHS Caterers should look for water and energy-saving features. Expert comment from DC... read more

Be a warewashing winner!

Extract from B&I Catering article, August 2016

Don't feel like you're getting a clean break when it comes to warewashing? Then our panel of industry experts is here to help!... read more

Wash and Go

Extract from Educatering Magazine, August 2016

Creating an efficient washing up system takes more than buying the right machine - there's a lot more operators need to take into consideration before making a purchase... read more

Fortune cooking

Extract from Bar Magazine article, August 2016

Options and advice for investing in kitchens when space is limited... read more

Catering Insight Awards 30 Nov 2016

Central London, August 2016

Catering Insight Awards 2016. DC renews sponsorship of Distributor of the Year - Rest of UK category... read more

A wise layout

Extract from Hospital Food + Service, July 2016

Designing a new kitchen from scratch or redesigning an existing one is a great opportunity to streamline operations, achieve greater efficiencies and incorporate flexibility to accommodate future changes... read more

Piece by Piece

Extract from Pub and Bar article, July 2016

Working behind the bar requires a well-ordered area supplied with efficient, high quality and well-maintained equipment... read more

Behind the scenes

Extract from Casual Dining Magazine, July 2016

When bartenders are putting on the cocktail performance of a lifetime and pouring craft brews faultlessly, they need a strong supporting cast of equipment that executes each role to perfection... read more

Sparkling Service

Extract from Hotel F&B article, July 2016

Warewashers are the backbone of any foodservice business, so it's vital that operators choose wisely and look after their investment... read more

TUCO Conference 25-27 July 2016

University of Exeter, July 2016

The University Caterers Organisation TUCO is holding its annual conference and exhibition. DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems will be exhibiting... read more

LACA - The Main Event 6-8 July 2016

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, July 2016

LACA - The Main Event, incorporating the Education Catering Exhibition. DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems will be exhibiting... read more

NACC TD Forum 5-7 Oct 2016

Nottingham, July 2016

NACC Training and Development Forum incoporating the CaterCare Expo. DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems will be exhibiting... read more

Schools Equipment: Warewashing

Extract Educatering Magazine, June 2016

Efficient warewashing equipment is invaluable in keeping service flowing during busy prep, service and clean-down periods. ... read more

Keep it Clean - Warewashers

Extract from Stockpot Magazine article, June 2016

Not every model of warewasher suits every kitchen's needs so you need to understand how a machine's functionality will fulfil your particular requirements... read more

Ice Age

Foodservice Equipment Journal, June 2016

Ice machines might be viewed as a pretty innocuous piece of kit in the context of the wider kitchen, but when the heat is on you really get to find out just how important they are.... read more

Forward Thinking

Extract from B&I Catering article, June 2016

Preventative maintenance provides the key to ensuring machinery's longevity, so it is something that all operators should take seriously... read more

Keep It Clean!

Extract from Care Home Catering, June 2016

You need an outstanding cleaning regime to maintain hygiene standards and food safety when catering for the elderly and vulnerable in care homes; a round-up of the latest equipment and technology.... read more

The Hard Decision

Extract from Catering Insight article, June 2016

With so much of the UK affected by high hard water levels, Catering Insight is investigating what features warewashing manufacturers can build into their systems to combat limescale... read more

Fully Loaded

Extract from Pub and Bar article, June 2016

Investing in the right kind of warewashing set up can not only improve efficiency, but reduce bills and improve working conditions too... read more

Staying cool under pressure

Extract from GCFS Catering article, June 2016

Garden Centre & Farm Shop Catering magazine takes a look at the key considerations for operators about to purchase new refrigeration appliances... read more

It will all come out in the wash

Extract from Casual Dining Magazine, May 2016

Any restaurant operation should be as transparent as its glassware, and service as polished as its crockery.... read more

Critical Cleaning

Extract from Hotel F&B article, May 2016

Would you eat at a restaurant that you thought may be neglecting its cleaning and hygiene processes? Hotel F&B magazine asks..... read more

The Price of Ice

Extract from Catering Insight article, May 2016

Ice makers are vital to producing fresh beverages at any eating outlet, but what pricing and feature trends do catering equipment dealers need to be aware of right now?... read more

Conscientious Catering

Extract from OOH magazine article, May 2016

Today's consumers expect outlets to have an environmental conscience, so it's vital that operators do their bit. ... read more

Sparkling Results

Extract from Care Home Catering, April 2016

The primary objective of a warewash system is to get the ware clean, but there is so much more to a successful result than choice of machine alone.... read more

In from the cold

Extract from Stockpot Magazine article, April 2016

There are many factors that have a bearing on the type of refrigeration most appropriate to a foodservice operation. ... read more

Porter Power

Extract from Foodservice Equipment Journal, April 2016

Most kitchens would struggle to function without their trusty kitchen porter, especially when it comes to the organisation and running of their warewashing areas. FEJ focuses on warewashing solutions and features and technologies designed with the user in mind... read more

Enticing Efficiency

Extract from Catering Insight article, April 2016

Manufacturers and suppliers often trumpet their kit's green credentials, but can they back these claims up and persuade dealers that energy efficiency is the way to go?... read more

Waterworks - warewashers

Extract from OOH magazine article, March 2016

Advances in warewashing technology provide potential to reduce costs as traditionally warewashers have been huge consumers of energy ... read more

All Change

Extract from B&I Catering article, March 2016

Designing a kitchen is not just about making sure everything fits - it's about improving efficiency, workflow and atmosphere too... read more

Cool Customers

Extract from B&I Catering article, March 2016

Today's refrigeration equipment has the potential to dramatically improved energy consumption, offering businesses significant savings... read more

Warewashers

Extract from Restaurant Magazine article, March 2016

Water, water everywhere but often not as much as you might think, thanks to increased efficiency and lower consumption according to the Heavy Equipment report... read more

Make your move

Extract from Bar Magazine article, March 2016

Options for mobile bars are growing to meet demand including compact glasswashers and ice machines... read more

Washing in the new

Extract from Catering Insight article, March 2016

This year has already seen several major warewashing series launches. Catering Insight reviews the latest models on the market... read more

Multi-Taskers

Extract from TUCO magazine article, March 2016

The new generation of warewashers do more than simply clean dishes - they have the potential to improve working conditions, efficiency and save money too ... read more

Squeaky Clean

Extract from Educatering article, February 2016

Advances in warewashing manufacture are making the lives of school caterers much easier as user-friendly appliances get the meal service moving... read more

Shaken, not stirred

Extract from TUCO Magazine article, February 2016

Students don't ask much from their university bar - just a chilled drink, served in a clean glass - this can be achieved with the right equipment in place... read more

Talking Back

Extract from Bar Magazine article, February 2016

Experts in bar equipment advise on designing behind the bar... read more

Water Works

Extract from B&I Catering article, February 2016

Traditionally warewashers have been huge consumers of energy, but with advances in technology they now have the potential to reduce costs... read more

Refining the rinse system

Extract from SLC article, January 2016

The kitchen operation will falter without the correct warewashing element, so how do you choose the right appliance to suit your venue?... read more

Conscientious Catering

Extract from TUCO article, January 2016

Foodservice Operators are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption and reducing the negative impact on the environment... read more

Keep It Clean

Extract from Educatering article, January 2016

Keeping things clean is essential for any catering operation - neglecting to do so can have dire consequences... read more

Wash-Up Warriors

Extract from Hotel F&B article, January 2016

Warewashing equipment is tested to the limit everyday. Advice on how to choose the equipment best suited to your business... read more

The Carbon Trust - Sector Guide

CTV035, January 2016

The Carbon Trusts Sector Guide on Food Preparation and Catering explains how to Increase carbon savings without compromising on quality with warewashing equipment... read more

Wash and Brush Up

Extract from LACA article, December 2015

With UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals) set to continue school caterers are looking to up their warewashing capacity as demand increases ... read more

Catering Insight Awards 2015

Hurlington Club, London, November 2015

Shine Food Machinery wins Distributor of the Year: Rest of the UK category at the inaugural Catering Insight Awards 2015 sponsored by DC Products... read more

Looking over the blueprints

Extract from TUCO magazine article, November 2015

Designing a new catering space can be an exciting project, but there is a lot to think about when future-proofing a catering area for the coming years... read more

All Good in the Hood

Extract from Foodservice Equipment Journal, November 2015

Hood-type dishwashers or pass-throughs have historically been one of the largest energy consumers in the kitchen but are now in a position to be one of the greatest savers... read more

Chill Out

Extract from Pub and Bar article, October 2015

With all there is to consider when purchasing icemaking and refrigeration equipment it's important that operators keep their cool and ask the experts... read more

Passing through

Extract from Educatering article, August 2015

As caterers in primary and secondary schools concern themselves with cooking more food to keep up with rising meal numbers, the real culprit for an enefficient lunch service can be a neglected dishwashing area. EDUcatering examines how to solve this problem... read more

The Rules of Cool

Extract from Sport & Leisure Catering Magazine, July 2015

Sport and Leisure Catering takes a look at the equipment and the guidelines for caterers choosing new refrigerators and icemakers... read more

Green Light

Extract from Stockpot Magazine article, July 2015

With the ever-increasing emphasis on sustainability, Stockpot explores opportunities that give food and beverage operations green credentials... read more

Lifting the lid

Extract from TUCO magazine article, June 2015

The world is awash with warewashing equipment, so knowing your way around all the features can be arduous. But how much know-how do university caterers really need?... read more

DC Pebble Ice Machine is a smooth operator

June 2015

The new DC self-contained Pebble Ice machine goes from strength to strength and is specifically designed for use in cocktail bars, cafes, fast-food outlets, pubs and cafeterias ... read more

DC launches new specialist glasswasher range

April 2015

DC reaches new heights with launch of its SGP range of glasswashers designed with extra loading heights to cope with the current trend for extra-tall glasses. ... read more

FSA issue Revised Guidance E-coli 0157

FSA , August 2014

Revised guidance for Food Business Operators has been issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the control of E-coli ... read more

All Washed Up

Extract from FSM article, August 2014

Warewashers are essential kitchen items but with the huge array of makes and models on the market, choosing the right one is a complex task... read more

A Clean Investment

Extract from Pub and Bar article, July 2014

Warewashers are a must for most hospitality businesses, so operators should take all things into consideration before making a decision they could regret... read more

DC launches new steam heat recovery system

June 2014

DC steams ahead with launch of new steam heat recovery system for its passthrough dishwashers offering up to 25% energy-savings and a much improved working environment for operators... read more

The Complete Washing Solution

Extract from Educatering article, June 2014

DC warewashing and icemaking systems have a 25 year history in the design, manufacture and distribution of catering equipment. With this time has come a respected reputation for simplicity, service and reliability.... read more

Dishwashing into the Future

Extract from TUCO magazine article, June 2014

Warewashers are a big investment for any catering environment, why is why future proofing has never been so important... read more

DC launches compact Mini-Rack Conveyor

May 2014

The new mini-rack conveyor from DC bridges the gap between a passthrough dishwasher and traditional rack conveyor system. At only 1150mm wide, it is both compact and powerful with a remarkably small footprint. ... read more

A Helping Hand

Extract from Educatering article, May 2014

Behavioural change only gets you so far ... energy saving equipment is the real game changer in making sure your kitchen gets the green light... read more

Money Talks

Extract from Bar Magazine article, April 2014

Bars and clubs are turning to alternative ways of raising funds for their businesses... read more

DC's Mike Davis retires

Catering Insight , February 2014

South East Salesman Mike Davis to retire after 35 years service in the catering industry... read more

Equipped for success

Extract from Bar Magazine article, February 2014

Advice on choosing the right warewashers, ice machines and refrigeration equipment for behind the bar... read more

Dazzling Dishes

Extract from FSM article, February 2014

Doing the dishes is a constant job for caterers, but choosing the right warewasher can make it a pleasure instead of a chore... read more