How to Clean Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Commercial kitchen equipment is the most important part of every restaurant kitchen, but it’s not easy to take care of. Not only do commercial kitchens get dirty a lot quicker than your kitchen at home, but the equipment is also larger and tougher to clean. If you want to keep your commercial kitchen neat and tidy all the time, here’s how you can clean your commercial kitchen equipment.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Equipment

Stainless Steel Equipment

A lot of commercial kitchen equipment is made of stainless steel because it looks great, it’s sturdy and it’s sanitary. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know how to clean your stainless-steel kitchen equipment. The best way to clean stainless steel kitchen equipment is to wet a rag and wring it out, then use a mild detergent to clean the surfaces of your appliances. If you’re having trouble getting grease and grime off of stainless-steel surfaces with water and detergent, you can use a grease cleaner or baking soda to add a little cleaning power.

Grease Traps & Exhaust Systems

Restaurants deal with a lot of greaseĀ and that grease can’t simply be poured down a drain. You should clean your grease trap at least once a week, but make sure you’re checking how full it is each time you clean it. If your grease trap is more than 50% full at the end of the week, you should be cleaning it more often.

It’s also important to clean exhaust systems that get greasy from the grease in the air. Not only does this help improve the indoor air quality in your restaurant, but it also helps prevent fires that can be caused by grease built up in your exhaust systems.

Greasy Floors

Greasy floors can be tough to clean, but you need to clean your floors regularly to prevent slipping and keep your floors clean. Cleaning your floors also helps prevent cross-contamination that can occur as a result of dirt and germs being tracked in on shoes. Using a degreaser to clean your kitchen floor is a good way to prevent slips and falls, but it’s best to hire a cleaning service to clean your floor every once in a while, in addition into that.

Clean Oven

Cleaning an Oven

Your oven is a huge part of your commercial kitchen, so it needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Nobody enjoys cleaning a commercial oven, but you should try to do it when you clean all the other appliances in your kitchen. You should also hire a professional to deep clean your oven at least once every six months. You’ll need to remove the racks and really clean everything thoroughly on a regular basis in between deep cleanings to keep food sanitary and prevent equipment failure.

Contact Mathias Food Service Today

You need to take good care of your restaurant equipment, and that means cleaning it on a regular basis. If you’re looking for the best commercial kitchen equipment for your restaurant, contact Mathias Food Service or visit our website to browse our selection of products.