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2016 Product Resource Guide: Glassware Washers

Labs can go through a lot of beakers, flasks, and test tubes in a day. Who has time to hand wash them all?

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7 Questions to Ask When Buying a Glassware Washer

  1. How is the product manufactured?
  2. What differentiates the lab washer from others offered, in terms of performance?
  3. Does the company offer application support and technical phone support before and after product installation?
  4. How sustainable is the product?
  5. If the product is discontinued, for how many years does the company provide accessories and parts for the washer?
  6. What is the total cost of ownership, including maintenance, etc.?
  7. Ask what the final cost is after all required accessories/racks are added to the quote. Some manufacturers include racks while others sell the unit as a shell (i.e. without racks). Compare apples to apples.

Which Glassware Washer Is In Your Lab?

Small Capacity Washer 36%
Medium Capacity Washer 55%
High Throughput Washer 7%
Large Capacity Washer 8%
Other 1%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing A Glassware Washer

Consistent washing and disinfection results 80%
Durability of product 79%
Low maintenance - Easy to use and clean 77%
Service and support 70%
Warranty 63%
Price 57%
Reliability of vendor 51%
Ability to customize racks 49%
Safety features 48%
Energy efficient/Low operating cost 48%


Looking For a New Glassware Washer?

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