Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Tips

commercial kitchen cleaning

As a culture we dine out on regular basis for a variety of reasons - it could be for a birthday or an event or perhaps because it’s convenient. When deciding on a destination, since there is an abundant of choices, the determining factors are generally service, quality of food and cleanliness of a restaurant. Personally, I have worked in restaurants off and on for quite some time and can assure you that if the dining area and bathrooms are dirty they are no comparison to what the kitchens looks like!

Commercial kitchens are by far one of the hardest things to keep clean and sanitary.

The simple fact that they are in constant state of use makes this a daunting task for any staff despite their experience. Think of like this - after a busy day at a high volume restaurant your staff is exhausted and eager to get home when the hardest / dirtiest part of the shift is beginning.

Between the spills on the floor, grease splattering on the walls and floors, it can take hours to get under control. I have walked through kitchens in the past where you literally have to skate through because the grease has seeped on to the floor leaving it slick as ice.

How To Clean Kitchen

In order to clean a kitchen properly you need a variety of cleaning products and specialty equipment. These routine daily/nightly cleanings are incredibly important because any unsanitary surface can lead to foodborne pathogens, bacteria, and mold to start to breed. This then can lead to staff and customers getting sick which can be the downfall to any eating establishment.

While we recognize this is of the utter most importance when you are asking a sweaty and tired staff to clean grills, ranges, fryers, ovens, and wipe down walls at night after their shift you can understand how things get overlooked.

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Kitchen Cleaning Tips

The amount of stainless steel that needs professional grade disinfectant is a job in itself, piggy back that with having to use degreaser on all areas that grease touches including the floor and walls your now working late into the night.

We all have likely dealt with fruit fly problem at some point in our lives - imagine how much and often the drains need to be cleaned with professional grade food-safe cleaner that will also help dissolve the grease that has been washed down the drains.

Kitchen Deep Cleaning

After all appliances and machinery has been wiped clean and disinfected you then need to wash everything down with hot water to ensure that all surfaces are clean and ready for the morning shift.

And your still not done - if there’s any outside dining area it must be power washed to avoid pests from creeping into your eatery.

All of this takes place in a fast and furious manner which is the reason that things often get overlooked by no real fault of the staff but it’s the nature of the beast.

Commercial kitchens get dirty fast so having them deep cleaned on a monthly basis will ease the strain off your staff and help maintain a clean and sanitary work place while allowing you to pass your health inspections and avoid harsh fines and unnecessary hassles.

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