If you don’t do so already, you should definitely consider filtering the water you serve your customers. We have already covered water filtration here on The Back Burner, but if you need to filter a glass filler specifically, the best way to do so is with an ice machine water filter. That’s because you get everything you need for filtering drinking water from a water filter made for ice machines. After all, properly filtered ice is simply frozen drinking-quality water.
An ice machine water filter will remove cyst, bacteria, taste, odor, and sediment from your restaurant’s tap water, making it just as good if not better than anything that comes in a bottle. Ice machine water filters also have a built-in scale inhibitor that removes hard minerals.
Any ice machine water filter will work for your glass filler, but I strongly recommend a Cuno filter. Cuno’s newest filters are single cartridge affairs (as opposed to multiple cartridge systems like Everpure), meaning they take up less space and are easier to replace. This is especially true because the replacement cartridge doesn’t require pre-charging and it can be plugged directly into the filter head while minimizing contamination and leaks.
Another option is to install one filter for your entire restaurant’s water supply. Again, I find Cuno’s dual port manifold system to be the best around, especially since one filter and a scale inhibitor can filter 54,000 gallons of water. This single filter can service all of your beverage and ice machine plus glass filler needs, and you can even bypass the scale inhibitor for soft drinks, which is required by big distributors like Coke and Pepsi.
You can also get a glass filler kit that comes with a T&S glass filler and a Cuno ice machine water filter. No matter what, make sure you’re serving quality water to your customers. Not only will they appreciate it, it’s also one more way you can make your restaurant stand out amongst your competition.