A commercial oven is often one of the most crucial elements of any commercial kitchen. The oven could be part of a kitchen range, which includes the stovetop, or a commercial appliance of its own. Either way, the oven needs cleaning at the end of every workday to keep it at top-notch performance. Below, you can learn how to clean a commercial oven and additional ways to care for it.
Remove & Clean the Racks
The first step is to remove the oven’s metal racks and place them in a deep sink filled with warm, soapy water. Scrub the racks with a sponge or non-abrasive scrubber in the soapy water. If you do this every day, you can avoid having to remove tough, built-up grime later on. Rinse off the racks and allow them to dry completely.
Clean the Oven’s Interior
In homes, ovens tend to become caked with black, burnt grime over the decades. However, you will want to clean a commercial oven daily so that the machine performs like new every day.
One can use mild dish soap and water to clean the inside of the oven, but a more powerful solution would be whatever chemical the oven manufacturer recommends. Sometimes, tough stains will appear, in which case it is best to apply an oven cleaner.
Clean the Oven’s Exterior
Clean the oven’s door and exterior as well. Use a soapy solution or appropriate commercial oven cleaner to wipe off grease and debris on the inner and outer sides of the oven door and the exterior. Cleaning even the commercial oven’s exterior can help it cook your food better.
Extra Commercial Oven Maintenance Tips
Recalibrate the Thermostat
Eventually, your commercial oven’s thermostat can become slightly off, so that it does not match the temperature for which you set it. When preparing your cuisine, whether it is in a gourmet establishment or a quick service operation, the wrong cooking temperature is a problem. Recalibrate your thermostat every few months to ensure its accuracy.
Check the Door
The oven door can develop a gap or crack in its seal, also known as a gasket. Check the oven door to ensure it is as it should be regularly.
Perform Routine Inspections
Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!
Since 1971, Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., has been the leader in Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in Restaurant Equipment Repair Services, Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance, in-shop repairs, and over-the-counter parts.
At Pine Heights, our motto is simple: “Quality Service for Less.” We provide the highest level of commercial maintenance for a competitive rate. We are veteran and family-owned and operated and located in Baltimore at 2900 West Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230.