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Foodservice success starts here.

Give your restaurant an advantage with 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration Solutions.

  • When you use 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions to help reduce harmful particulates that may be in your water you reduce a lot of things that can hold you back. Things like reducing the chances of chloramine impacting the taste and appearance of the beverages you serve. Or reducing the odds that chlorine taste and odour give your ice an off-taste. Plus reducing the likelihood of harmful particles causing scale buildup in your expensive equipment and disrupting business with downtime for repairs—helping to ensure operational continuity. When you reduce the things that can negatively impact your business, you increase customer satisfaction, the longevity of your appliances and your bottom line.

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Ice

Your water quality can cause scale build-up, unpleasant taste and odour in your ice machine. 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration can help make your ice clearer and better tasting while helping to maintain the efficiency of your equipment.

Coffee, Tea and Hot Water Boilers

Scale build-up, unpleasant taste and odor, and inconsistent flavor in your coffee and hot tea can be affected by your water quality. Better water filtration can help make your coffee and hot tea better tasting and help maintain equipment efficiency.

Espresso

Your water quality can cause scale build-up, unpleasant taste and odour in your expensive espresso machines. Your water filtration makes a difference and can help your espresso taste better and help to maintain the efficiency of your equipment.

Multi-Equipment

When filtering water in a variety of your restaurant equipment, you want to save space. Dual Port and Dual Flow systems from 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration are designed to provide high flow rate, high-capacity water to a variety of restaurant equipment.

Steam Equipment and Combi

Scale build-up on your steam tables and Combi ovens can be caused by your water quality. 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration can help prevent this scale build-up which can help maintain the efficiency of your equipment and your operation.

Post Mix / Cold Beverage

High particulates, excess chlorine and chloramine residual can negatively impact the look and taste of your cold beverages. Help ensure your beverages are as refreshing as your customers expect them to be with 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions.

Applications in Restaurants and QSRs

3M filtration is trusted in restaurants around the world for performance, convenience and quality. Get efficient and effective solutions, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain systems, and reliable results that maximize product consistency and operational continuity.

Coffee, Tea & Hot Water Boilers

When it comes to hot beverages, even if you use the right grind and brew at the right temperature, you could still end up with bitter-tasting coffee if you’re not using filtered water. Scale buildup, excess particulates and excess chlorine and chloramine can lead to costly downtime and shorter service life of your equipment. Plus, excess chlorine and organic residue can cause beverages to taste bitter or off brand.


These problems can lead to inconsistent service and beverage quality—and potential lost business. 3M™ Water Filtration solutions can help maintain coffee and tea clarity, consistency and full flavor while helping you keep your restaurant’s hot beverage equipment operating efficiently.


Coffee brochure (PDF, 256 KB)


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A cartridge can deliver over 198,700 240ml cups of coffee or tea*

*Based on the 47,696 litre capacity of the HF35-MS

Espresso

Espresso is a specialty beverage in your restaurant, and you need it to taste right. And you want your investment in your expensive machines to last. Excessive chlorine or chloramine in your water can contribute to oxidation of parts and fittings, which can reduce service life and can cause bitter-tasting beverages. Easy-to-install and maintain 3M™ Water Filtration solutions help reduce particles for better-tasting beverages and reduced equipment maintenance.


Espresso brochure (PDF, 250 KB)


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Water can make up to 93% of an espresso
Ice

Ice may not be on your restaurant or QSR's menu, but it’s the one item that impacts almost every visitor experience. If it’s not crystal clear and odourless, it can quickly start to make a bad impression on your customers. Particulates and dissolved minerals in your water can cause scale buildup that can damage ice making machines.


3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions for ice applications provide built-in scale inhibition as well as chlorine taste, odour and particulate reduction. That means you can help ensure your restaurant’s ice will look and taste great—and avoid expensive equipment repairs and downtime.


Ice brochure (PDF, 380 KB)


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96%+ average chlorine taste and odour reduction*

*Based on NSF/ANSI 42 testing of the HF20-S, HF40-S, HF60-S and HF90-S for the reduction of chlorine taste and odour.

Combi Ovens

Ever wonder what you’d do if you lost your most versatile piece of kitchen equipment—your combi oven—to a mechanical breakdown? Hard water is especially problematic for combi ovens. When water is converted to steam, it leaves impurities behind. These impurities cling to the solid surfaces and can cause problems. Over time, you’ll notice hard scale build-up, increased operating costs and maintenance downtime.


3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions can help reduce impurities, downtime for repairs and worry—so you can focus on your customers. When you take care of your water, your combi oven will take care of you.


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Scale buildup can decrease efficiency by up to 25% over the life of the product.

Post Mix / Cold Beverage

The most refreshing beverages are the beverages that taste exactly like they’re supposed to. High particulate matter and excess chlorine and chloramine residual can negatively impact the look and taste of your cold beverages—and customers will notice. Excess particulates can also cause maintenance issues and shorten the service life of expensive beverage machines.


Help ensure your beverages are as refreshing as your customers expect them to be with 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions. They feature Sanitary Quick Change design for fast and easy change outs and reduce excess particles to help reduce scale buildup in your cold beverage equipment.


Post Mix / Cold Beverage brochure (PDF, 441 KB)


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96%+ average chlorine taste and odour reduction*

*Based on NSF/ANSI 42 testing of the HF10, HF20, HF40, HF60 and HF90 for the reduction of chlorine taste and odour.

Multi-Equipment

In the restaurant business, you use every inch of your space as efficiently as possible. Dual Port and Dual Flow systems from 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration are designed to provide high flow rate, high capacity water to serve post-mix, cold beverage and ice making equipment with one filter platform.


These centralised systems can help simplify your water filtration needs with one space-saving unit. They’re easy to maintain and can be expanded as your business grows. The filters can last up to 12 months, are easy to change and require no activation steps.


Post Mix / Cold Beverage brochure (PDF, 441 KB)


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Space-saving design for a small footprint

Water 101 Videos

Check out our Water 101 video series to learn about water quality issues in each common foodservice application - ice, coffee, espresso, cold beverage, steam, and multi-equipment - and the filtration solutions you may need to help improve the quality of water feeding your important machinery.


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    3M water filtration delivers consistency for food service customers

    Consistency matters, and customers count on 3M filtration. Here’s how a popular multi-national quick service restaurant chain partnered with 3M to help resolve issues caused by varying source water from location to location.

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Why choose a 3M commercial foodservice water filter?

  • 3M™ High Flow Series Products include the option of replacement filters featuring Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology ("I.M.P.A.C.T.") that provides excellent cartridge life and economy. You'll see some key benefits including:

     
    • Single-cartridge flow rates and capacities previously only available with three- or four-cartridge systems¹
    • Up to 12-month cartridge life
    • Fast and easy cartridge changes with our Sanitary Quick Change design (SQC)
    • Direct or easily adaptable connections to existing plumbing lines
    • Certification to NSF Standard 53 for cyst reduction² (For select High Flow series products)
    • Reduction of 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria³ (For select High Flow series products)
    • Scale inhibition available on select models

    ¹ Filters featuring the Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology ("I.M.P.A.C.T.") media can clearly be identified by the icon on the product label
    ² Based on the use of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts.
    ³ As demonstrated with 99.99% reduction of surrogate organism E. coli (ATCC 11229) and P. fluorescens (ATCC 49642) in manufacturer’s lab test.

See how our HF90 model, part of the 3M™ High Flow Series, helps you achieve great, consistent taste and helps protect machinery.

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Housing

Polypropylene housing

Pleated Membrane

Media with pleated membrane design¹ helps provide cyst² and bacteria³ protection, plus excellent sediment holding capabilities with minimal pressure drop

Carbon Block

Carbon block technology has more than four times the chlorine taste and odor-reduction capacity of the leading competitor’s pre-coat filter

Pleated Membrane

Pleated membrane media has six times the surface area of the leading competitor’s filter

Prefilter Wrap

Cartridges feature a five-micron prefilter wrap

Key Resources

Find more information on 3M™ Water Filtration products for restuarants and QSRs.

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