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Lab Dishwashers

How Laboratory Dish Washers Work & How We Save You Time & Money

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Glassware washers and dryers are used anywhere that cleaned and sterilized glassware and labware is required.

General lab equipment

Washing and rinsing by hand leads to broken glassware, contamination, and delays during essential experiments. This increases potential hazards to workers, jeopardizing studies and worsening overall conditions in the lab. The laboratory glassware washer and dryer has proven crucial for highly functioning and productive laboratories.

From standard-compact and under-counter models to high-capacity floor standing models, there are a variety of dishwashers available to choose from that meet your specific needs. These machines can come equipped with wheels, so they are freestanding and moveable.

Fixed variants can be integrated into a pre-existing dishwashing area, allowing you to choose a model that best suits your needs. Having single door or pass-through openings allows for easy loading and unloading. At the same time, interchangeable racks give you the freedom to load different types of glassware, be it regular or narrow neck.

You can also acquire specialized inserts for pipettes, Petri dishes, culture and test tubes, BOD bottles, and other small instruments. Some key specifications to account for are:

  • Wash cycles and programs: washers developed in recent years often include programmable controls and washer settings. Some are even network-enabled so that you can control them from anywhere in the lab.
  • Water temperature range: Up to 95°C (203°F) is generally required to meet scientific standards.
  • Integrated drying mechanism: such as a high-efficiency particulate air filtration system (HEPA). Hands-off drying helps speed up the overall wash cycle while minimizing the risk of contamination after glassware has been washed and rinsed.

Lab dishwashers are manufactured at significantly higher quality, precision, and durability standards than household dishwashers and are explicitly designed to clean the types of materials found in scientific settings.

Choosing a laboratory glassware washer that fits your needs is very important. Thankfully, you have a wide range of options to choose from, as most companies offer dishwasher models in a wide range of sizes and varying load capacities, including interchangeable racks and integrated drying features.

Many manufacturers, such as Labconco Corporation, also address sustainability by designing glassware washers to operate efficiently.

In addition, many models come with easy-to-use digital interface systems as well. Remember to check that your machine’s washing and drying specifications are strong enough for the chemicals and residues used in your lab.

A Lab Dishwasher To Fit Your Needs

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Lab dishwashers offer a range of accommodations; it just matters what your specific requirements may be. These requirements, and the specifications of each model, should inform your decision.

Whether you’re deciding based on the amount of space you have in the laboratory, which glasswares and equipment or instruments need to be cleaned daily, or how much energy the washer uses, there is a model that will suit you best. Maybe you’re deciding based on all three factors. Keep these specifications in mind, and your decision will be much simpler.


Standard and large capacity lab washers vary in water usage. For example, there’s a big difference between a washer that uses 10 gallons of water to fill and one that takes 20 gallons. A wash program may consist of 5 or 6 fills, so water consumption is an important factor to consider.


Glassware washers are designed to be highly efficient, saving you time, energy, and water.

  • Delay-start options so that the washer will operate during off-peak hours, when electricity is less expensive.
  • Wash cycle speeds, which can range from 1 hour to 3 hours, based on water heat up time, and circulation/spray methods

Type of Glassware

A lab dishwasher should accommodate every type of glassware you use, now and in the future. That includes beakers, flasks, cylinders and measuring tools, funnels, and bottles, as well as smaller instruments such as pipettes, dishes, microscope slides, tubes, and specialty glass.

Dishwashers can accommodate a variety of racks for specific glassware as well. This includes:

  • Spindle racks for narrow-neck glassware
  • Open racks for baskets that hold wide-mouth and specialized glassware

Laboratory Standards

Dishwashers, by design, should meet the rigorous standards of the laboratory. This includes specifications such as:

  • Constructed with proper material, such as stainless steel
  • Chamber and water path should be able to handle high temperatures, 90°C-95°C (194°F-203°F)
  • Wash programs available for both organic and inorganic compounds
  • Pumps with higher circulation rate than home dishwasher
  • Temperature and cycle time options for specific loads/types of glassware
  • Program designed to track cleanliness using EPA methods
  • Monitors installed to check water temperature and water flow dispensation, amongst other parameters that guarantee proper cleaning
  • Overall Volume of washer while operating, preventing any loud and annoying moments to your workday

Central Laboratory vs. Point-of-Use Washer

A central laboratory dishwasher is usually installed in a separate room for joint use between several laboratories. These washers include a great range of features similar to any other model but require a maximum load for total water consumption efficiency.

The centralized washer allows that one specific room is designated for glassware washing. Still, it may cause sharing issues between labs, such as keeping track of glassware, dealing with lost items, and scheduling use.

Meanwhile, a point-of-use washer offers those same features without any of the typical problems of a shared machine. The convenience of having your own under-counter or freestanding model is unbeatable and is designed for durability and longevity inside the lab.

Whether you need one at your workstation or wheeled between stations as the day progresses, these point-of-use glassware washers increase productivity and minimize pain points.

Glassware Washer Leases to Fit Every Need

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Founder-Friendly Leases

Our lease agreements are founder-friendly and flexible, helping you preserve working capital, strengthen the cash flow of your business, and keep business credit lines open for expansions, staffing, and other crucial operational expenses and business development opportunities.

2-5 Year Lease Lengths

Leases range from 2 to 5 years. Length will depend on several factors, including how long you want to use the equipment, equipment type, and your company’s financial position. These are standard factors leasing companies consider and help us tailor a lease agreement to fit your needs.

Your Choice of Manufacturer

We don’t carry an inventory. This means you’re not limited to a specific set of manufacturers. Instead, you can pick the equipment that aligns with your business goals and preferences. We’ll work with the manufacturer of your choice to get the equipment in your facility as quickly as possible.

Maintenance & Repair Coverage

Bundle preventive maintenance and repair coverage with your lease agreement. You can spread those payments over time. Easily maintain your equipment, minimize the chances something will break down, repair instrumentation quickly, and simplify your payment processes.

End-of-Lease Options

At the end of your lease, you have multiple options. You can either renew the lease at a significantly lower price, purchase the machine outright based on the fair market value of the original pricing, or call it a day and we’ll come the pick up the equipment for you free of charge.

No Loan-Like Terms

Our leases do not include loan-like terms, which can be restrictive or harmful in certain situations. We do not require debt covenants, IP pledges, collateral,  or equity participation. Our goal is to maximize your flexibility. When you lease with us, you’re collaborating with a true business partner.

In-House Underwriting Process

Our underwriting is done in-house. You can expect quicker turnaround, allowing you respond to your equipment needs as they arise. We require less documentation than traditional lenders and financiers and can get the equipment you need in operation more quickly.