Continuous motion pot washing systems are (in the most basic form) three compartment sinks with an agitating wash compartment. Most commonly used in the food service industry, the term continuous motion pot washing describes washing systems that do not have a set wash cycle (aka: cycle-less) or require an attendant. Unlike old three compartment sink systems where an employee was tied to a machine for hours scrubbing dirty ware, continuous motion pot washing systems allow employees to drop any number or type of pots and pans in the system and walk away. Later any employee can come by and move ware items to other compartments of the system. These systems are called “continuous motion” because they never stop working. When the machine is turned on, they are always running and always washing. The motion created is a very turbulent agitation created by a flow of continuous fluid movement powered by a motorized system.


The term “Continuous Motion Pot Washing” was coined in 1987 by the Cantrell family who designed the “Power Soak” potwashing system in Kansas City, MO. Designed with powerful jet and intake manifolds on the back of the main compartment tank, the Power Soak was the first and original continuous motion pot washing system to reach the market. Despite a variety of competition over the years, today Power Soak still continues as the category leader with roughly 85% of the market share. Since 1987 many competitors have entered the category as manufacturers of similar continuous motion pot washing systems. Among these competitors include the AquaScrubber by Insinger the TurboWash by Hobart and the X-Stream Wash by Steelkor. All the systems have their own patented designs that continue to successfully promote the continuous motion pot washing category within the food service industry.

How it works

A continuous motion system uses the natural properties of highly turbulent water, heat, and low foam detergent to clean kitchenware products. Powered by one or more motorized pumps, continuous motion pot washing systems re-circulate water through a series of jets and intakes in order to create a whirlpool like motion that agitates the water within the wash tank in order to continuously move the ware products. These jets and intakes can be located in a variety of locations depending on the manufacturer and model.

Benefits Over a Three Compartment Sink

  • Improved employee morale
  • Improved Sanitation
  • Reduced utility and chemical cost
  • Reduced labor time
  • Deeper cleaning process of ware items

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