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How Your Favorite Bar Uses Water Filtration

Behind the scenes at bars and restaurants across the United States water filtration is implemented every day. Nothing is more important than water quality when it comes to providing exceptional food or drink to customers.

Why is filtered water such an important element in food quality?


As mentioned in our article about cooking with clean water, chlorine in tap water can dramatically alter the taste of foods like pasta, which absorb water. The use of filtered water is clearly an essential element in cooking not only to filter out chlorine, but also to filter harmful bacteria that can survive high temperatures, and may cook into boiled food. Steam oven water filters provide a clean water vapor for foods cooked in steamer ovens. Since the water vapor cooks directly into the food being steamed, contaminant free water vapor is essential.

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How would a bar implement water filtration?

Have you ever noticed foggy ice cubes in a drink served to you at a bar? If your bar is not using proper water filtration bacteria, chemicals, and toxins may still be present in the water which will affect your drink’s ice quality dramatically. Ice filter systems with built-in scale inhibition will protect equipment from scale buildup, reducing maintenance and equipment cost. What would be the point of clean filtered water, used to brew or make your drink, if the ice in your drink is filled with contaminants.


Beverage machines need filtration systems to reduce distinct chlorine taste, while also protecting patrons against tap water bacteria, chemicals, and toxins. Water filtration also helps extend beverage equipment life. Since chloramine, a mixture of ammonia and chlorine, is added to tap water in many cities as a substitute to chlorine, beverage machines may use a Chloramine Reduction System with a catalytic carbon filter to improve water quality.