5 Spring-Cleaning Tips for Your Commercial Kitchen

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Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate the weather getting warmer than undertaking a traditional spring clean? Although the task may at first seem daunting, it offers enormous benefits for any business. Having a clean workspace will boost the productivity and mood of your staff.

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Check out our guide below that offers five spring-cleaning tips for your commercial kitchen.

1)      Fryer

If too much grease builds up in your fryer, it’s a guaranteed fire hazard. Degrease by unplugging the appliance and draining oil into a large bowl – instead of clogging your sink. After this, remove tank racks, baskets, hangers and filters (to wash separately). To cleaning the interior, use paper towels to absorb any remaining oil before cleaning with warm soapy water.

2)      Grill

It’s important to clean your grill, as hard, blackened carbon will form over time, which can prove difficult to remove. If you have time, soak your grills overnight in soapy water before scrubbing clean the morning after. If time is limited, remove hardened deposits from your grills with a grillstone before cleaning them in soapy hot water.

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3)      Fridges and Freezers

Freezer and fridges, like the commercial chest freezers found at https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/commercial-chest-freezers, can be easily cleaned. Firstly, remove all products, checking expiry dates as you do. Defrost the shelves and clean the interiors using a damp cloth and a multipurpose cleaner. A damp cloth will suffice to clean the exterior.

4)      Stockroom

Before cleaning your stockroom, remove all products, checking their expiry dates as you do so. It is also advisable to check the quality and safety of your shelves as well as the layout of your storeroom. Click here for more information on how to organise your storeroom. Dust down and clean down surfaces, using a cleaning tool for high levels to reach top units.

5)      Cooker Hood

The cooker hood is a perfect place for bacteria and grease to grow, so the most hygienic and effective way to clean your cooker hood is to steam-clean it. However, it is advisable to frequently clean it with soapy warm water. Extractor fans with removable meshes can also benefit from this method of cleaning with non-abrasive brushes. Avoid damage to surfaces made of stainless steel by cleaning using a microfibre cloth and heavy-duty cleaning products.