Hand wash is just to big a labor killer. I could have kept a high school kid employed 20 hours a week just cleaning stuff.
I think it depends on the size of the lab. If you are big there are some food grade industrial dishwasher for lab usage. They do a good job but they start at 4 K and go up to 20 K per unit. We had them in every lab biology at the University. The I used in plant pathology was high end it was next to the 5 high speed titanium core centrifuges, that sucked.
The commercial units have set ups for injection of up to 4 cleaning products. You pick what you want to use each step. They just need to be water based. EchoLabs has some good products for cleaning all sorts of nasty stuff.
I try to limit the glass that we need to clean.
Lots of disposable petridishes instead of glass. Not environmentally friendly but a choice in cost.
Slides where never washed they where either made into permanent slides or thrown out.
One of the lab supplies companies like Carolina biological has a glycerin/Alchohol glass scrub. That is great for removal of pine tar like compounds. All of our turpentine type stuff, is Alchohol soluble. What is not Alchohol soluble is soluble in Astone. There are lab wash products that are labled as lab safe, that have asitone in them.
The issue is size of operation and what can you afford.
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