Eaton Marketing - Jul 6, 2020

The Benefits of Using a Dry Well in Your Foodservice Operation

When you're setting up your permanent buffet, you have a choice. In the past, you had to use a well with water piped in and heated underneath the trays of food to keep it evenly heated and keep it from burning. The heated water would sometime create steam leaving crispy food items a little on the soggy side if not changed out frequently. There had to be a better way. Nowadays, you can choose a dry well, and there are many advantages for your restaurant by doing so. Here's a look at some benefits of using a dry well in your foodservice operation.


Your electric bill is one of your restaurant's largest bills, so you're always looking for ways to save money and energy. The dry wells save 33 percent more energy than the traditional wells. Each modular dry well draws 610 watts or 800 watts, depending on if it's in a 208V or 230V slot. Since each dry well uses less electricity, you're conserving energy and lowering your carbon footprint.


If you're like every other business owner, you know there's never enough time in the day, and anything that saves you time is a must. Choosing dry wells will help you and your staff save time. Dry wells don't need to be cleaned out at the end of the day like traditional mods. Also, you don't have to assign someone to constantly check water levels and add water as needed.


Traditional wells use water in the bottom to heat the food in the metal container above. During the day, the water underneath boils off, so that you're constantly refilling the water reserves. A traditional well uses upwards of five gallons of water per day or 35 gallons a week if you're open every day. This means that by buying dry wells, you can save up to 1,820 gallons of water each year. 


You're always looking for new ways to save money and increase your profit. You immediately start saving money since you don't need to run water lines or drains to the dry well. You can save up to $2,500 per unit on installation alone. You're also saving money on labor and your water bills. These don't require constant attention and water to keep your food at the optimal temperatures.


As a restaurant owner, you know that it's essential to keep food at a safe temperature at all times. With a traditional well, it may run dry during a busy shift and no longer heats the food properly. The dry well maintains your food at a constant temperature until you turn it off at the end of the day or meal period.


If your traditional well develops a leak, it might be days, weeks, or months before you realize it. This can cause damage to the entire structure around it. To avoid a costly plumber bill and the need for replacement cabinets and countertops, you can install dry wells that don't use water that might leak.


Since they don't require a constant source of water or drains, you can easily hook-up your dry well. You can also move it around your space to create a space that makes sense to you. As long as you have an electric outlet available, you can place the dry well almost anywhere.

When the time comes to purchase new wells for your foodservice operation, you'll find there are many advantages to save you time and money and so much more by selecting a dry well. The dry well by Well's is an amazing option to replace a traditional well.

Ready to upgrade how you serve food in your restaurant? We can help! Contact one of our foodservice experts for a free equipment assessment today.

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Written by Eaton Marketing