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Daily Tips for Keeping Your Commercial Kitchen and Cooking Equipment Clean

When you operate a commercial kitchen, it if vital that you keep your catering equipment hygienically clean. This is not only necessary for health and safety, a gleaming kitchen creates a good impression for your customers and your staff!Here is a recommended cleaning schedule:

Daily Cleaning

  • Brush the grill in between cooking different meat and fish types
  • Wipe down the benches and food preparation areas
  • Change the cutting boards
  • Change sanitizing water
  • Change the cleaning rags
  • Empty the garbage bins
  • Wash slicers after each use
  • Clean fryers
  • Brush the grill
  • Empty sanitising water
  • Change cleaning rags
  • Change aprons and chef’s jackets
  • Sanitize and wash all kitchen surfaces
  • Cover the bins in reach-in cooler with plastic wrap
  • Clean the kitchen floor thoroughly
  • Sweep out the walk-in refrigerator
  • Change foil linings in all cooking equipment
  • Clean grease traps
  • Wash the can opening
  • Wash the hood filters in the dishwasher
  • Clean the coffee machine
  • Wash the dishes and glasses after each shift and put them away
  • Thoroughly clean and sanitize condiments such as salt and pepper, sauces, mustard and syrups
  • Wipe down the walls where there are food or drink splashes
  • Clean underneath all equipment
  • Clean all equipment such as microwaves, sandwich toasters, sandwich press
  • Disinfect preparation area surfaces
  • Clean soda foundations
  • Thoroughly clean the kitchen sinks
  • Wash uniforms and rags
  • Refill soap dispensers
  • Clean the garbage bins

Every Week

  • Clean ovens
  • Delime sinks and taps
  • Boilout the deep drying machine
  • Wash and sanitise your walk-in refrigerators and freezers

Each month

  • Decalcify the coffee machine
  • Sanitise and clean the freezer
  • Clean the coils of the refrigerator
  • Empty your grease traps
  • Thoroughly wash the walls and ceiling
  • Replace any pest traps
  • Using this checklist to clean your commercial catering equipment will see you with a sparkling, hygienically clean kitchen.
  • At Catering Equipment Warehouse we provide café supplies to Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney and throughout Australia.Contact us today.
6th Apr 2018 Debbie

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