Water Treatment

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The importance of water treatment

Water quality is a major factor affecting the function, reliability and life of your commercial kitchen equipment. Unseen contaminants can create serious issues with the taste, odor and appearance of your food, and the performance of your equipment.

By treating your water to meet foodservice operations standards, you are ensuring that your food will taste the way you want it to, while extending the life of your cooking equipment. Plus by reducing scale buildup you decrease the frequency of deliming, saving on the cost of deliming agent.

Boiler maintenance as well as the use of good quality feed water are the responsibility of the owner/user. The use of poor quality feed water will void your warranty. If you are unsure of your water quality, consult a local water treatment specialist and have the water analyzed. Your water supply must be within these general guidelines:

water quality recommendations

  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): 40-125 parts per million
  • Hardness: 35-100 parts per million
  • Silica: Less than 13 parts per million
  • Chlorides: Less than 25 parts per million
  • Chlorine: Less than 0.2 parts per million
  • Chloramine: Less than 0.2 parts per million
  • pH: 7.0 – 8.5

Water which fails to meet these standards should be treated with professional water treatment.

At Blodgett we pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise in commercial cooking equipment. We are not, however, water experts. For that knowledge we turn to our partner Optipure, one of the leading companies on water treatment.

Water Filtration System

If your water is within the Blodgett quality guidelines use Optipure model FXI-11+CR filtration system.

OptiPure FXI-11+CR reduces chorine/chloramines, takes out sediment down to ½ micron, inhibits scale and helps guard against corrosion. The FX1-11+CR may be used with any Blodgett Combi or Hydrovection. Use one filter per unit (single or double).

For further advice and support please contact Optipure directly at 800-333-2556.

Water Treatment Systems

If your water is NOT within the Blodgett quality guidelines, refer to the list below to find the right Optipure water treatment system for your Blodgett Combi or Hydrovection.

OptiPure OP Series systems utilize reverse osmosis (RO) to remove total dissolved solids (TDS) from water, including chlorides and hardness minerals. Then a select balance of minerals is introduced into the pure water to provide desirable “Optimized” water with a stable, non-aggressive nature that can significantly reduce water-related equipment problems including corrosion and scale.

For further advice and support please contact Optipure directly at 800-333-2556.


  • Hydrovection HV-50 & HV-100 single ovens
  • Universal Combi models 61, 101, 62, 102 and all mini combi ovens (single and double stack)
  • Heavy Duty Combi BCX & BX single ovens
  • OP175/16 information


  • Hydrovection HV-50 & HV-100 double stacks
  • Universal Combi models 202, 61-61, 62-62, 61-101, 62-102
  • Heavy Duty Combi BC-20, BCX & BX double stacks
  • OP350/16 information

Download our Water Facts Handout here.

More information on the importance of water testing and treatment, please follow the link below to the Optipure website.

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