The first step in choosing a laboratory glassware washer/dryer is to determine how much space your laboratory can accommodate, which will determine the capacity, dimensions, and type.
There are several types of laboratory glassware washers/dryers, such as undercounter, freestanding (also known as floor models), and portable types.
The physical layout of your laboratory will influence the styles and designs of the glassware washer you should purchase. If you have a large space, then a single or double door washer will be optimal, especially if you have large amounts of lab glassware to clean. However, if space is limited, consider an under-counter glassware washer. This is a more compact design that takes up less space – but typically has a more limited capacity.
Key features to keep in mind include:
Washing temperature range
Drying method - these can vary between models and manufacturers
Other considerations include the noise levels, wash cycle/programs, energy efficiency, and network compatibility.