Top 7 Hands-Free and Touchless Beverage Solutions

Posted by Ann Bauer on Aug 30, 2021 1:33:33 PM
Ann Bauer

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a whole new awareness of germ transmission. Now more than ever, we are sanitizing and social distancing in an effort to stop the spread of viruses and bacteria to one another.

This has lead to a significant change in the way we eat and drink. Gone are the days when we stepped into a gas station and poured a cup of coffee from a shared dispenser without a single thought about who touched it last.

Hands-free and touchless solutions can give peace of mind to customers and employees when serving large groups of people and in self-serve situations. 

Here is a list of touchless and hands-free beverage dispensing designed for commercial foodservice in restaurants and hospitality.

 

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100009 Touchless Spigot

There's nothing else on the market quite like this motion-activated touchless spigot. Compatible with dozens of large beverage dispensers from Service Ideas, this battery-powered replacement valve replaces the traditional spigots to create a completely touchless and sanitary experience for your customers. Patent-pending technology detects a cup underneath to mimic the same motions used when operating a manual spigot.

Features:

  • Touchless operation for sanitary dispensing
  • Intuitive dual sensors detect your cup, then your hand before dispensing
  • Direct replacement for many manual faucets
  • LED provides visual feedback of detection
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Battery-powered—tested up to 3 months with continuous power, or 13,000 cycles
  • Manual pour switch for hand operation
  • NSF listed component for safe commercial use

#2

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Hands-Free Essential Beverage Dispenser

These Hands-Free Essential Stainless Beverage Dispensers are equipped with a hands-free spigot, designed to help reduce germ transmission. Simply press a clean cup against the no-touch lever to effortlessly dispense your drink contents. These dispensers include 2 tubes: an infuser tube, for drink customization, and an ice tube, for cooling without diluting. The BPA-free plastic body offers the appearance of glass and the durability of plastic. The stainless lid and base enhance any presentation and is perfect for high-end buffets and beverage stations. Everything can be stored within the clear plastic body of the unit when not in use.

Features:

  • Constructed of stainless steel and BPA free plastic
  • Available in 3- and 5-gallon capacities
  • Parts break down and can be nested in their containers for convenient storage
  • NSF listed for commercial use
  • Dishwasher safe container

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Hands-Free Metallic Elements Beverage Dispenser

Unique metallic finishes and all stainless hands-free spigot make this dispenser elegant and practical. Available in three finishes inspired by precious metals: vintage gold, rose gold, and dark tungsten; perfect for high-end buffet and beverage stations. 

Features:

  • 3-gallon capacity works great for water, lemonade, and other infused beverages
  • Constructed of stainless steel and BPA free plastic
  • Parts break down and can be nested in their containers for convenient storage
  • Available in three metallic finishes
  • Dishwasher safe container

 

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Hands-Free Thermal Containers

Thermal Containers are great for any catering and large-volume event. As events and hospitality open up again, providing quests with a hands-free experience will boost their confidence in sanitation protocols and make them feel extra comfortable and cared for. Both the Universal Thermal Containers and Slim Line Thermal Containers from Service Ideas are available with a hands-free option.

Features:

  • 1-, 1.5- and 2-gallon capacities
  • Vacuum insulated for 4–6 hours of temperature retention
  • Sight-glass to view contents
  • Removable base and locking faucet for easy transportation
  • Hand wash only
  • NSF listed for commercial use

 

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Hands-Free Commercial Tea Urns

Refreshing and hygienic! Serve your iced tea in our Hands-Free Commercial Tea Urns, available in a space-saving slim design or a classic round shape. 3- or 5-gallon capacities are great for self-serve beverage stations and buffets, or behind the counter at cafés and drive-throughs. 

Features:

  • Brushed stainless steel
  • Two large capacities
  • Brew-thru lids
  • Staggered rubber carrying handles
  • NSF listed for commercial use

 

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Hands-Free Cold Brew 'N' Serv™ System

The Cold Brew 'N' Serv™ is an all-in-one cold brew coffee maker and dispenser and is now available with a hands-free spigot option. Its simple yet innovative brew basket requires minimal handling for a sanitary and mess-free brewing process. Add the hands-free spigot and you have a cold brew maker and dispenser that is clean from start to finish.

Features:

  • Patented brew basket is designed to drain into your dispenser, not on your counter
  • Container sold separately for multi-batch brewing
  • Holds 3lbs. of coffee grounds, yielding just under 3 gallons on finished cold brew coffee
  • Stays fresh for up to seven days with proper refrigeration

 

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Hands-Free Flame Free™ Thermo-Urn™

The original vacuum insulated Flame Free™ Thermo-Urn™ was the first of its kind when it was introduced in 2010, engineered to achieve true vacuum insulation for 6+ hours of heat retention with no external heat source. Now available with a hands-free spigot that is as attractive as it is functional. Purchase the hands-free bonnet separately to put on your existing urns, or get the whole unit with the hands-free spigot included. 

Features:

  • Vacuum insulated body
  • Foam insulated lid
  • Interior splash guard
  • NSF listed spigot
  • Lightweight yet heavy-duty legs

Contact us here for more information about any of our COVID-19 friendly serviceware. 

Service Ideas is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of food and beverage serviceware. Our company originated over 70 years ago from the need to solve problems in our acclaimed restaurant. We understand how important it is for foodservice professionals to serve products that taste and look just as they are intended, which is why we focus on serviceware that enhances presentation while maintaining the integrity of food and beverage. When you partner with Service Ideas, you can expect a focused product line delivered with attentive customer care. How can we serve you?

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