Dipper Wells: Compact Sinks Help You Sanitize Your Utensils
A dipper well is a compact sink usually in ice cream shops and coffee shops used for rinsing serving utensils. Ice cream dippers or scoops are handled repeatedly. Hence, they need sanitizing before each use to prevent bacteria growth and cross-contamination. The constant flow of clean water from a single spout fills up the sink to a certain level and then flushes away. Thus, the small pool in the sink remains clean all the time.
Benefits of Dipper Wells
The constant flow of water may cause concerns for the waste of potable water. However, its potential for increased sanitation compensates for its potential for water waste. Perpetual filling and draining of the water assure a sanitary and neat serving station.
- They are small enough to mount on a wall or fit into a countertop, occupying almost no space.
- Attaching a hot water supply can maintain even better rinsing. The warm water will effortlessly remove the ice cream or ice particles left on scoops.
- They can also avoid flavor transfer between different ice cream varieties.
- Dipper well faucets provide water at a low flow rate to minimize water use. Turning off your water supply after peak hours will save you even more water.
Types of Dipper Wells
Dipper wells feature stainless steel construction meant to last a lifetime. They usually come with a faucet hooked up on one side of the well or with a drop-in spout. For installation type, you have several alternatives. A wall-mounted model attaches onto a wall. While drop-in models fit into dipper well counter cutouts, others mount on the front or one side of your ice cream cabinet.
You can also consider buying a ConserveWell, an eco-friendly alternative to continuous-flow wells. With their wall-mount and drop-in installation types, ConserveWells are heated dipper wells keeping utensils in hot water above 140 degrees F. The timer and LED lights notify operators of when to change the water in the well. Thus, you can conserve energy and water.
You can sanitize and store your ice cream scoops and dippers in clean water to avoid bacteria growth and flavor transfer. Chef’s Deal has stainless steel dipper wells and the greener ConserveWells for your business.