How to Maintain a Commercial Dishwasher

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Commercial dishwashers keep dishware sanitary with your help!

Commercial dishwashers are the unsung heroes of restaurant kitchens and other commercial kitchens. If your establishment serves its meals on plates and its beverages in cups that aren’t disposable, then you will need at least one commercial dishwasher to sanitize your dishware every day. Keeping up with maintenance is a matter of practicing good, smart habits. Below, you’ll find a brief guide on exactly how to maintain a commercial dishwasher.

How to Clean a Commercial Dishwasher

Maintenance starts with cleaning. It’s essential to maintain a routine cleaning schedule. How do you clean a commercial dishwasher thoroughly? You won’t have to run an empty cycle; just do the following:

  • Turn off and unplug the dishwasher.
  • Wear gloves and remove and dispose of any solids in its interior.
  • Remove detachable parts like the racks, filters, and spray arms and clean them separately in a kitchen sink with hot, soapy water. Allow them to dry.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush and warm, soapy water to scrub the dishwasher’s interior. 
  • Rinse the dishwasher thoroughly with clean water.
  • Wipe down the dishwasher’s exterior with stainless steel cleaner or warm, soapy water.
  • Put the detachable parts back and leave the dishwasher open to dry.
  • Reconnect the dishwasher back to its power source.

How to Maintain a Commercial Dishwasher

Part of maintaining a commercial dishwasher is the cleaning schedule. Wipe down both the interior and exterior of the appliance once a day. You want it to be spotless every day so no residue or crumb sticks to the dishware after it gets washed. Check that no large pieces remain in the dishwasher.

Weekly, you can descale the dishwasher to remove lime and other deposits that might build up over time. Use the descaling solution according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It typically involves letting the solution sit and running at least one full cycle.

Monthly, do a deep clean and a complete inspection. Daily and weekly, you should also inspect the dishwasher at some level to ensure nothing is leaking, clogged, or breaking down. Consider the help of a maintenance program to get professional results!

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