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    Frontier Energy reports MEIKO dishwasher saves hotel more than $23,000 annually

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 7, 2019) MEIKO, U.S.A., a global leader in the commercial warewashing industry, announced the release of a report by Frontier Energy that found changing to a MEIKO M-iQ flight-type dishwashing machine saved the San Ramon Marriott hotel in San Ramon, CA, more than $23,000 a year. 

    The report compares two flight-type rackless conveyor dishwashers. The hotel’s pre-existing, past-generation flight conveyor dish machine was tested first, followed by MEIKO’s M-iQ equipped with an exhaust air heat recovery system.

    Water flow, electricity use, hot/cold-water supply temperature and dish machine sanitizing rinse time were monitored for a one-month period. Frontier Energy then used this data, along with local utility rates and chemical cost estimates, to calculate daily water and energy use for the machines, resulting in an estimated annual savings of more than $23,000 when using MEIKO’s M-iQ.

    “MEIKO understands the demands of hotel dish rooms and the importance of warewashing machines designed specifically to provide the industry’s most effective and efficient cleaning,” said Markus Braun, president of MEIKO USA, Inc. “This report clearly illustrates that MEIKO stands apart from the competition, and it validates that our machines contribute directly to an operation’s bottom line through significant savings in energy, water and chemical costs.”

    Thanks to the M-iQ’s more efficient, final rinse system, which has a lower flowrate than most other machines, Frontier Energy’s testing revealed that MEIKO’s M-iQ used 63% less total water, and 84% less hot water, resulting in an 84% reduction in gas energy consumption. Electrical energy use was also reduced by 19%, and the estimated peak demand was reduced from 70 kW to 45 kW – a savings of 36%!

    The M-iQ provides incredible cleaning and minimizes water, energy and chemical consumption. This provides the added benefit of lessening environmental impact. MEIKO’s unique exhaust air heat recovery system also enables cold water to be used as the final rinse component, generating even more energy and costs savings. M-iQ’s intuitive one-touch operation and clear display symbols make operation simple and easy, too.

    To find out how MEIKO helps customers improve their bottom line, download the full Frontier Energy report, which was partially sponsored by MEIKO, at:

    About MEIKO

    MEIKO is a global leader in integrated cleaning and disinfection solutions. Known around the world for industry-leading and sustainable dishwashing designs, MEIKO manufactures commercial warewashers, waste handlers, tray conveyors and disinfection appliances for the foodservice and healthcare industries. Founded in 1927, today MEIKO has more than 2,000 employees in 21 subsidiaries worldwide. To learn more about MEIKO’s U.S. operation, visit or call (800) 55-MEIKO.

    About Frontier Energy

    Frontier Energy, formerly Fisher Nickel, is the industry leader in commercial kitchen energy and water efficiency and appliance performance testing. Frontier Energy operates the PG&E Food Service Technology Center and has developed more than 40 standard test methods for evaluating commercial kitchen appliances and system performance. For more information, visit:


    Andrea Simrell
    VantagePoint Marketing