If you are a restaurant owner, you must know the importance of maintaining a clean restaurant for the safety of your staff and customers for the smooth running of your business. Bacteria and pathogens thrive in dirty environments, and the contamination of ingredients, kitchen equipment, and surfaces can result in foodborne diseases which can pose risks to customers and potentially damage a restaurant’s reputation. Food safety and safe food preparation should be a top priority for those running such establishments, and therefore maintaining a clean kitchen in your restaurant is crucial for food safety and to avoid possible fire hazards as well. The following article addresses the key areas that should be cleaned in your restaurant for the overall success and reputation of your business.
How To Clean Restaurant Equipment
A commercial restaurant often uses stainless steel equipment, and some high-grade versions of steel are also known to be bacteria-resistant and easy to clean. To maintain the cleanliness of your stainless steel commercial kitchen tools and equipment, simply use a wet cloth and mild detergent or soap to clean and wipe in the direction of the finish. In case detergent and water are not sufficient such as baked-on grease that requires more attention, use baking soda or a commercial cream cleaner and rinse the surface and dry promptly to avoid contamination.
How To Clean Restaurant Floors
In order to keep your restaurant’s floors clean, vacuum the floor to remove dust and debris. Next, mop your floor with a mixture of warm water and either vinegar or a heavy-duty cleaning solution. In the case of cleaning up major grease spills, ensure that you use a high-grade degreaser instead of a regular cleaning solution. It is also beneficial to utilize a floor cleaning system that scrubs the floors and removes the dirty liquid into a holding tank. An industrial kitchen degreaser is a useful restaurant kitchen supply that can help remove tough grease from kitchen floors.
How To Clean Restaurant Hoods
Accumulation of grease and grime in the exhaust vents and hoods can obstruct airflow in your restaurant’s kitchen space and result in poor air quality and ventilation. It is important to wash the vent hoods every few months or sooner if your restaurant uses deep fryers on a regular basis. Dilute the kitchen hood cleaning solution with warm water, and apply it to the interior and exterior parts of the hood using a sponge or cloth. After scrubbing away the grease and grime, rinse the hood thoroughly to remove the loosened grease, and use clean towels to dry the hood completely. Ensure to clean the filters in a similar manner and replace them if they appear damaged.
How To Clean Restaurant Floor Drains
Due to the volume of greasy foods that are produced in restaurants, oil and grease become a significant source of drain residue. Running boiling water down the drains aids in loosening debris and flushing out grease residue. To see the best results, run the boiled water down the drains for a minimum of ten minutes to eliminate the oil and grease residue.
In addition, using a sink strainer can be a useful tool in restaurant floor drain cleaning. It enables water and other liquids to pass through and traps all other waste particles. This avoids debris being present in your restaurant drains, which can cause blockages or corrosion of the pipes. Your restaurant kitchen sink can be kept free of bacteria, rotten food scraps, and foul smells when there is no accumulation of physical debris in the drains.
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