If you prepare food on a commercial range every day, there’s a good chance it has a history of spills, stains, crumbs, and the like. Before you know it, it can become a completely different cooking appliance, black with stuck-on charred grime and oil. The longer it goes on in its filthy state, the less efficient it will be and the sooner you’ll need repairs. Follow these commercial range cleaning tips to get the most out of your appliance.
Create a Schedule and Stick to It
Creating a habit of cleaning your commercial range is key to keeping up with maintenance. Create a cleaning task list for the day, the week, and the month. Each day will involve general cleanup and sanitation, each week will be a deeper clean, and each month will be a deep clean. Once your team forms a habit of sticking to this schedule, you can be sure that it will be one of the cleanest commercial ranges in the industry.
Use Non-Abrasive Cleaning Tools
Abrasive cleaning brushes and chemicals can damage your commercial range. Unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer, it is best to use cleaning tools that are gentle but powerful. The go-to natural chemicals to use for cleaning include baking soda, white vinegar, and lemon juice. A soft washcloth or a plastic scrub brush should be sufficient for regular cleaning.
Clean It When It’s Cool
It might be tempting to clean the commercial range as soon as it is cool enough not to burn you. However, it’s best to wait until the appliance is completely cool before cleaning it. In general, it is simply safer to wait for your stovetop and oven to cool down before you clean it.
Clean Up Messes Immediately
That applies to when accidental messes happen, too. Turn off the power and let the appliance cool down before beginning a major cleanup. Naturally, the longer you wait to remediate a spill, the longer it has time to stick to whatever surfaces it is on, burn, or invite vermin to your commercial kitchen.
Consult the Manual First
The best source for commercial range cleaning tips is the user manual for your particular range. From there, use the above habits to help you keep your appliance in great condition, the commercial kitchen staff safe, and the customers happy!
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