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Hiring Allstar Commercial Cleaning of Normal Heights, CA to clean restaurant equipment is essential for maintaining food safety, preserving the quality of your food, and ensuring the longevity of your equipment. Here’s a comprehensive guide to cleaning restaurant equipment, which we implement:

1. Gather Necessary Supplies:

  • Cleaning agents (detergent, degreaser, sanitizer)
  • Scrub brushes, sponges, and scrub pads
  • Gloves and protective gear
  • Towels or cloths
  • Disinfectants
  • Equipment-specific cleaning tools (e.g., grill brushes, fryer brushes)

2. Read Manufacturer’s Instructions:

  • Refer to the equipment manuals for specific cleaning guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

3. Develop a Cleaning Schedule:

  • Establish a regular cleaning schedule for each piece of equipment to prevent buildup and ensure consistency.

4. General Cleaning Steps:

  • Preparation: Disconnect equipment from power sources and disassemble removable parts.
  • Remove Debris: Wipe off loose debris and food particles with a damp cloth or scraper.
  • Wash with Detergent: Use a mild detergent or degreaser and warm water to clean surfaces thoroughly. Scrub hard-to-reach areas.
  • Rinse: Rinse surfaces with clean water to remove soap residue.
  • Sanitize: Use a food-safe sanitizer or disinfectant to kill bacteria and pathogens. Follow instructions for proper dilution and contact time.
  • Dry: Allow equipment to air dry completely or use clean towels to dry surfaces.

5. Specific Equipment Cleaning:

  • Grills and Griddles: Scrub with grill brushes and degreaser, then rinse and sanitize.
  • Fryers: Drain oil, scrub interior surfaces with fryer brushes and detergent, rinse, and sanitize.
  • Ovens: Remove racks and clean with oven cleaner or degreaser, wipe down interior surfaces, and sanitize.
  • Refrigeration Units: Remove shelves and drawers, clean with mild detergent, rinse, sanitize, and dry thoroughly.
  • Slicers and Mixers: Disassemble and clean parts thoroughly, sanitize, and reassemble.
  • Coffee Machines: Run cleaning solution through the machine according to manufacturer instructions, rinse, and sanitize.
  • Dishwashers: Clean filters, spray arms, and interior surfaces with detergent, rinse, and sanitize.

6. Deep Cleaning:

  • Conduct deep cleaning sessions periodically to address hidden dirt and grease buildup.
  • Consider hiring professional cleaners for deep cleaning tasks.

7. Safety Precautions:

  • Wear protective gear, including gloves and eye protection, when handling cleaning chemicals.
  • Ensure proper ventilation in the cleaning area.
  • Follow safety instructions provided by chemical manufacturers.
  • Store cleaning chemicals in designated areas away from food and food preparation surfaces.

8. Record Keeping:

  • Maintain records of cleaning schedules, procedures, and any maintenance performed.
  • Document any issues or repairs needed for equipment.

9. Training:

  • Train staff on proper cleaning procedures and safety protocols.
  • Provide ongoing education and reinforcement of cleaning standards.

10. Inspect Regularly:

  • Regularly inspect equipment for signs of wear, damage, or malfunction.
  • Address any issues promptly to prevent safety hazards and equipment failure.

By hiring Allstar Commercial Cleaning to implement these steps and maintain a consistent cleaning routine for your Normal Heights restaurant, you can ensure that your restaurant equipment remains in optimal condition, contributing to the overall cleanliness and efficiency of your establishment. You can click the following link to view our many 5-star Google Reviews. Contact us today at (858) 715-0500 to schedule a no-cost estimate and consultation!