Jackson Dishwashers Buyers' Guide

From compact undercounter glasswashers to institutional flight-type machines, Jackson has a warewashing solution for every foodservice operator. There are more than a dozen base models to choose from, and many of those are available with several additional features. This guide will help you narrow down your options so you can pick the best Jackson dishmachine for the job.

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Undercounter Machines

Jackson's undercounter dishmachines each feature automatic cycles, including automatic initial fill. Built-in chemical pumps ensure detergent and sanitizer are added at the appropriate times during the wash and rinse cycles and in the right amounts. Fully-insulated cabinets reduce the noise and heat the machines add to their environments, all while helping keep the units energy efficient. Labyrinth-style doors maintain tight seals that keep heat, water, and steam inside the equipment. Contoured, stainless steel door handles make opening and closing the doors more comfortable. Each Jackson undercounter machine includes a peg dishrack and a combination dishrack. An automatic delime cycle keeps the machines free of harmful limescale buildup.

DishStar HT-E

Jackson's flagship undercounter high-temp machine, the DishStar HT-E packs a powerful punch in a small package. This machine washes as many as 27 racks of dishes an hour in its "Normal" mode. To clean heavily soiled wares, the machine can also be operated in "Heavy" and "Extra Heavy" modes. Using just 0.65 gallons of water per rack or less, this machine has earned ENERGY STAR qualification for being one of the most efficient in its class.

Machine Features

  • Can washes 27 racks an hour
  • Uses 0.65 gal. of water per rack
  • Three cycles: Normal, Heavy, and Extra Heavy
  • Built-in booster heater with Sani-Sure technology ensures rinse water is heated to the appropriate temperature before rinse cycle is initiated
  • LED control panel makes adjusting settings easier
  • ENERGY STAR certified

DishStar LT

Jackson's low-temperature undercounter option, the DishStar LT cleans as many as 24 racks per hour using a little more than a gallon of water per rack. Built-in chemical pumps and priming switches deliver the correct amounts of detergent and sanitizing chemical for each load. Low-product indicator lights alert staff when it's time to replenish those chemical supplies. The DishStar LT features simple toggle switch controls and a 2-minute timed cycle.

Machine Features

  • Can wash 24 racks an hour
  • Uses 1.1 gal. water per rack
  • Single 2-min. cycle
  • Self-draining pump prevents detergent and food debris from being carried over from the wash cycle to the rinse cycle
  • Above-water scrap basket helps keep wash water clean
  • Low-product light

DishStar HT

Jackson's original undercounter high-temp machine, the DishStar HT is a simple, affordable warewashing solution. The machine cleans 24 racks an hour using 1.1 gallons of water for each rack. Conventional, easy-to-understand solid state controls and three dial thermometers make the unit economical and easy to operate. This machine is equipped with the same Sani-Sure booster heater as the more sophisticated models.

Machine Features

  • Can wash 24 racks an hour
  • Uses 1.1 gal. water per rack
  • Single 2-min. cycle
  • Built-in booster with Sani-Sure
  • Solid state controls
  • Pumped drain for floor/wall installations
  • Above-water scrap basket

Glasswashers

Jackson glasswashers are designed to efficiently clean and sanitize glassware and are especially valuable in bars where dozens of glasses need to be cleaned every hour. Jackson produces two glasswashers: the carousel-type Delta 1200 machine and the door-type Delta 5-E machine. The latter is NSF certified as a dishwasher, too. Both are built from rugged stainless steel to withstand hectic backbar environments and feature adjustable bullet feet so they can be installed correctly on uneven floors.

Delta 115 and Delta 1200

The Delta Series is Jackson's offering of rotary-type glasswashers. The Delta 1200 operates on a 240-volt connection, while the Delta 115 is simply a 120-volt version of the same machine. Both Delta models wash as many as 1,200 glasses an hour and provide clearance for pieces up to 12 inches tall. The machine can be switched between high- and low-temperature sanitizing rinse modes.

Machine Features

  • Cleans as many as 1,200 glasses an hour
  • 12-in. clearance for stemware and tall glasses
  • Carousel conveyor is made of a composite material to protect glassware from chipping and scratching
  • Rinse control can be set to high- or low-temp final rinse
  • Onboard chemical storage and built-in chemical pumps and priming switches
  • Double-wall cabinet prevents excess heat and noise from affecting ambient conditions
  • Wash/rinse temperature gauges
  • Gravity drain

Delta 5-E

Jackson's Delta 5-E is a door-type glasswasher that accepts full racks of glasses, washing as many as 40 racks per hour and using only 1.16 gallons of water per rack. The machine uses a low-temperature, chemical sanitizing rinse cycle and has earned ENERGY STAR certification for being one of the most efficient models in its class. The Jackson Delta 5-E is also NSF rated as a dishwasher, so it can also be used to clean dinnerware and flatware.

Machine Features

  • Cleans as many as 40 racks (1,440 glasses) an hour
  • Uses 1.16 gal. of water per rack
  • 11-in. clearance
  • Chemical sanitizing final rinse
  • 90-sec. cycle
  • Sustainer heater keeps wash water hot between cycles
  • Includes two half-racks
  • NSF rated as a dishwasher
  • ENERGY STAR certified

Door-type Machines

Jackson offers three series of door-type dishmachines. These include high-temp and low-temp versions, as well as high-hood models that can handle extra-large wares. Jackson also offers ventless and energy recovery models that can significantly cut utility demand compared to similar models and may do away with the need for a vent hood above the equipment.

DynaTemp

Jackson's DynaTemp is one of the most technologically advanced dishmachines of its type. This machine is built to clean quickly and efficiently while conserving energy and water. It uses 0.69 gallons of water per rack and washes as many as 57 racks an hour, sanitizing each load with water heated by its built-in, 70-degree-Fahrenheit-rise booster heater, which you can specify to be heated by steam or by electricity.

Machine Features

  • Can wash 57 racks an hour
  • Uses 0.69 gal. water per rack
  • High-temperature sanitization via built-in, 70-degree-rise booster
  • Accepts 18-inch trays
  • Digital LED controls
  • Your choice between electric and steam booster heater
  • ENERGY STAR certified

Conserver XL HH

The HH in Conserver XL HH stands for "High Hood." This washer has a large opening that can accommodate oversized wares like 60-quart mixing bowls and sheet pans. The machine can handle 39 racks per hour, using only 1.6 gallons of water to wash each and sanitizing wares with chemicals. Built-in low-product lights let staff know when the machine is low on sanitizer.

Machine Features

  • Can wash 39 racks an hour
  • Uses 1.61 gal. water per rack
  • Chemical sanitization
  • Accommodates large wares, including 60-qt. mixing bowls
  • Built-in chemical pumps and low-product lights

Conserver XL-E

Jackson's door-type, low-temp machine, the XL-E washes as many as 39 racks per hour using 1.02 gallons of water for each. The machine's energy efficiency has earned it ENERGY STAR certification. It can be easily converted in the field from straight-through to corner operation. Interchangeable upper/lower stainless wash/rinse arms and a delime switch make the machine easy to keep clean and free of scale buildup.

Machine Features

  • Can wash 39 racks per hour
  • Uses 1.02 gal. water per rack
  • Chemical sanitization
  • ENERGY STAR certified

Conserver XL2

Built for high-volume washing in a relatively small footprint, the Conserver XL2 accommodates two racks per load, giving it the capacity to wash as many as 74 racks an hour. The cavity provides 17.25 inches of vertical clearance to wash sheet pans and other oversized wares. This machine's resource efficiency has earned it ENERGY STAR certification.

Machine Features

  • Can wash 74 racks an hour
  • Uses 1.17 gal. water per rack
  • Chemical sanitization
  • Accommodates two racks loaded side by side
  • 17.25-in. vertical clearance
  • ENERGY STAR certified

TempStar

Jackson's classic door-type machine is the Tempstar. This high-temperature machine can wash as many as 58 racks per hour using 0.89 gallons of water each. The machine's efficiency has earned it ENERGY STAR certification. Choose from Normal, Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy cycles, so you can be sure that all wares will be cleaned thoroughly, whether you're washing delicate crystal drinkware or heavily soiled pots.

Machine Features

  • Washes 58 racks per hour
  • Uses 0.89 gal. of water per rack
  • Multiple wash cycles for a number of different soil levels
  • High-temp sanitization via electric or steam heat
  • 70-degree-Fahrenheit rise booster with Sani-Sure technology
  • Accommodates 18-in. trays and similar large wares
  • Convertible from straight-through to corner operation
  • ENERGY STAR certified

TempStar HH

The TempStar HH high-hood model provides a generous 27 inches of vertical clearance, allowing the equipment to double as a dishwasher and a small pan washer that accommodates large sheet pans, 60-quart bowls, and other oversized wares.

Machine Features

  • Washes 53 racks an hour
  • Uses 1.36 gal. of water per rack
  • 62-second wash cycle
  • High-hood model with 27 in. of vertical clearance
  • Doubles as a small pan washer, accommodating large pans and 60-quart bowls
  • Available with Sani-Sure 70- or 40-degree-F-rise booster

TempStar GPX

The GPX is the gas booster heater version of the TempStar washer. This quick, efficient machine washes as many as 57 racks an hour using one gallon of water per rack in a cycle that lasts for less than a minute. A 17.25-inch opening lets the machine accept 18-inch trays.

Machine Features

  • Washes 57 racks an hour
  • Uses 1 gal. of water per rack
  • 58-sec. cycle
  • Four wash cycles to choose from
  • High-temp sanitization
  • 17.25-in. door opening accepts 18-in. trays
  • External gas booster heater

TempStar Ventless with Energy Recovery

The TempStar Ventless energy recovery model requires no condensate hood for installation in most areas; installation only requires a cold water connection, a dedicated 60-amp circuit, and a drain. The unit's energy recovery feature captures the heat from the steam produced by the wash cycle that would otherwise be lost through a hood vent, using it to heat incoming water to clean the next rack.

Machine Features

  • Washes 39 racks an hour
  • Uses 0.89 gal. of water per rack
  • Accommodates 18-in. trays
  • 4 timed cycles
  • Built-in Sani-Sure booster heater
  • ENERGY STAR certified

TempStar Ventless HH with Energy Recovery

The TempStar Ventless energy recovery machine is also available in a high-hood version that gives 27 inches of vertical clearance, enough to accommodate 60-quart mixing bowls and 18-inch by 16-inch sheet pans. This machine washes as many as 37 racks an hour on its normal setting. Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy settings let staff efficiently wash all types of wares.

Machine Features

  • Washes 37 racks an hour
  • Uses 1.36 gal. of water per rack
  • 27-in. clearance to accept extra-large wares
  • 4 timed cycles
  • Built-in Sani-Sure booster heater

RackStar Conveyor Machines

The RackStar series is the result of Jackson engineers' effort to design a world-class conveyor machine from the ground up. These use much less water and electricity than comparable traditional units while washing just as many racks per hour, helping operators conserve resources without taking a performance hit. That efficiency is what's earned both RackStar machines an ENERGY STAR certification.

RackStar 44

The RackStar 44 is Jackson's most compact conveyor dishmachine. Taking up only 44 inches of space between dishtables, the RackStar 44 machine washes as many as 223 racks an hour using just more than a third of a gallon of water per rack. This machine can be specified with an onboard booster heater for hot water sanitization or with chemical pumps for chemical sanitization.

Machine Features

  • Washes as many as 223 racks an hour
  • Uses 0.35 gallons of water per rack
  • Available in high-temp and low-temp versions
  • Energy-conserving Rainbow Rinse rinse arms
  • ENERGY STAR certified

RackStar 66

Jackson's RackStar 66 dishmachine includes the same features as the RackStar 44 with the addition of a 22-inch prewash section that does away with the need to prerinse dishes, a step that brings labor and utility savings. This machine includes dual Rainbow Rinse rinse arms to rinse wares thoroughly and efficiently.

Machine Features

  • Washes as many as 223 racks an hour
  • Uses 0.35 gallons of water per rack
  • Available as a high-temp or low-temp machine
  • 22-inch pre-wash section
  • Dual Rainbow Rinse rinse arms
  • ENERGY STAR Certified

AJ and AJX Conveyor Machines

Jackson's AJ Series is the go-to series of conveyor dishmachines for high-volume operators who need heavy-duty, customized, fully-automatic conveyor solutions. The AJ series allows operators to build customized machines around several base models with the addition of prewash sections, tank heat sources, and sanitizing methods of their choice.

AJ Series

The AJ series of machines is Jackson's classic conveyor line. Choose between 44- and 66-inch base models and add an optional pre-wash section.

Machine Features

  • Available in 44- and 64-in. base models
  • Available with 22- and 36-in. pre-wash sections
  • Uses 0.77-0.94 gal. water per rack
  • Can wash 248 racks an hour
  • Available with electric, gas, and steam booster heaters

AJX Series

The AJX Series is based on the AJ format, but includes several design tweaks that conserve water, electricity, and chemicals.

Machine Features

  • Available in 44- and 54-inch base models
  • Available with 22- and 36-inch pre-wash sections
  • Uses between 0.68- and 0.78-gal. water per hour
  • Can wash 225 racks per hour
  • Available with electric and gas booster heaters

Flight Type Machines

Jackson's ultra-high-capacity flight-type dishmachines are built for large institutions like schools, universities, hospitals, and prisons where thousands of dishes need to be washed each hour. These machines are large and highly customizable. Each base machine can be extended with an optional blower dryer, wash section, and load module. They can be further customized with features including a washdown hose, flanged feet, low-profile doors, and more. Learn about all of your available options in our Jackson flight-type machine buyers' guide.

JFT

The JFT is Jackson's flagship flight-type machine. This highly-customizable machine is capable of cleaning nearly 15,000 pieces an hour.

Machine Features

  • 25-in. clearance
  • Can wash 14,964 dishes an hour
  • Uses 139.2 gal. water per hour

LoH2O

The LoH2O machine is essentially the same in technical features as the JFT, but it's designed to use half as much water.

Machine Features

  • 25-in. clearance
  • Can wash 11,094 dishes an hour
  • Uses 58 gal. water per hour