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2014-15 Product Resource Guide: Lab Washers

Get fun facts about lab washers, a list of questions to ask when buying lab washers, the most recent lab washer releases, and an updated lab washer manufacturer's list in this section.

Top 3 Things You May Not Know About Lab Washers

1. In 1901, Miele began production of the first tub washing machine and began manufacturing the first electrically powered dishwashers in 1929, though it was a number of years before the first lab-specific machines came on the scene.

2. In Toulouse, France, LANCER Industrie SA was founded in 1970 as the first company to primarily manufacture laboratory glassware washers.

3. The first lab glassware washer with integrated drying and a thermal disinfecting cycle was the LS-76, built by the manufacturer HAMO, which was later acquired by Steris. This model became the first lab-specific washer to include a microcomputer control system when it was upgraded in 1985. That feature enabled the control of cycle lengths, temperature and uptake of cleaning chemicals.

For the Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Lab Washer, click here.

Need more help in finding the right lab glassware washer for you? Check out our Glassware Washer Product Finder.

Recently Released Lab Washers

FlaskScrubber and SteamScrubber 33

  • Come in a new overall height of 33 inches rather than the standard 34.1— 36.1 inches, to accommodate lower countertops in the laboratory
  • SteamScrubbers have top and bottom racks that accommodate accessory inserts for a wide variety of glassware shapes and sizes
  • FlaskScrubbers come with all components needed—including the spindle rack


Reliance 100 Series

  • Includes three different models
  • Reliance 100: Designed to hold general glassware such as beakers, utensils, test tubes, petri dishes and other wide-mouth items
  • Reliance 100LS: Designed to clean and dry narrow neck glassware such as volumetric and Erlenmeyer flasks and pipettes
  • Reliance 100XLS: Designed for cleaning and drying of narrow neck glassware in contamination sensitive or critical applications


PG 8535 and PG 8536

  • Reduce the daily workload and guarantee clean glassware for analytical experiments
  • “Perfect” features provide safeguards to ensure the consistent reproducible reprocessing of laboratory glassware
  • PG 8535: Handles 37 narrow necked flasks, 96 pipettes, 1600 test tubes
  • PG 8536: Handles 66 narrow necked flasks, 116 pipettes, 1600 test tubes


1400 LXP

  • Features 316 L stainless steel chamber, injection washing and drying on 1 to 3 levels
  • Includes microprocessor with 40 user defined programs and jet racks interchangeable between all levels
  • Ergonomic loading height and top-loading chemical storage compartment
  • Achieves life cycle cost savings through water conservation, lower chemical and power usage


Lab Washer Manufacturers






SP Scientific 



Thermo Fisher Scientific