Glass racks keep glasses safe during washing, storage, and transport. They make for the efficient movement of glassware from one location to the next, and they come in sizes and styles to fit every need.
Using glass racks and a commercial dish washer is perfect when you are trying to stay on top of your cleaning checklist as they're more efficient than a regular dishwasher. Even when your dishwasher is loaded properly, glass racks are a more secure and quick way to getting your glasses cleaned and ready for service.
What is a Glass Rack?
A glass rack is a rack that stores glassware, stemware, pitchers, or decanters during washing, transport, and storage. It can feature individual compartments for glasses, or it can be one big open rack. These racks are designed to minimize breakage when the proper size is used. Both compartment size and height are crucial to protecting your glassware.
Number of Compartments
To reduce unnecessary breakage, and ensure effective cleaning, glass racks are divided into compartments designed to hold your glasses into place during washing, storage, and even transport. Keep in mind though that the sizes of these compartments, and hence the number of compartments per glass rack, vary by brand.
When glass use is high, full size racks are an excellent choice. These racks help you keep up with the large quantities of drinkware your business goes through, minimizing wait time.
Half size racks require less storage space than full size racks and are great for establishments that use less glassware.
We carry economical Noble glass racks along with Vollrath, Carlisle, and Cambro brand glass racks. Though some racks, like our Noble glass racks, stack with other manufacturers’ racks, it is best to stick with only one brand to ensure proper fit for your glassware, as well as safe, secure stacking of multiple glass racks.
In addition to your glass' diameters, height is also a vital component to consider when finding the proper glass rack for your commercial foodservice operation. If the glasses are taller than the rack itself, they are more susceptible to breakage. Adding extenders to the rack enables you to easily extend the height of the rack. Go high for stemware or low for rocks glasses.
Determining the proper height is crucial in ensuring safe glass washing, storage, and transport. Commercial glass racks that are too short raise the risk of glass chippage and breakage during handling. If either width or height falls between two sizes, always choose the larger size. Use our glass rack chooser to find the correct glass rack for your glasses.
4 extender glass racks support taller items like wine and martini glasses.
5 extender glass racks provide support and protection to taller glassware.
6 extender glass racks are great for washing larger items like pitchers and carafes.
Color-Coded Glass Racks
Color coded glass racks keep your dish room neat and organized. They can ensure each glass is put in the properly sized glass rack.
Glass Rack Dollies
When transporting glasses throughout your facility, always use a glass rack dolly. Not only will they keep your staff safe from heavy lifting, but they will allow you to transport several glass racks at a time for fast, efficient transport.