Dirt Does not Add Flavor – Why You Should Clean Your Range
Cleaning your commercial range, be it a residential unit or a commercial unit, is a critical part of maintaining a safe dining experience for you, your family, or your customers. Neglecting to clean your range the proper way will lead to oil and grease build up over time. Also, the drip tray often gets a layer of grease on it which can be a breeding ground for cockroaches, and can pose health threats and exposure to carcinogenic free radicals and taste contamination. Amongst these, there are many other health risks associated with a dirty stovetop.
The area underneath the burner can get clogged and cause your flames not to burn as strongly, which cause uneven cooking or longer cook times, creating higher energy use. The drip tray often gets a layer of grease on the surface of it, which can be a breeding ground for cockroaches.
Commercial Range Care and Cleaning
You can cut down on cleaning labor by practicing maintenance throughout the usage of your appliance, or preventative care. Simply wiping away grease before it hardens and cleaning out the drip tray daily will make things a lot easier in the long run!
Preliminary steps: Be sure to disconnect the gas and power before disassembling any parts of the appliance and apply utility gloves to protect your hands.
For the stovetop:
Using a scraper, clean off burnt food and grease from the grates and burner assemblies. Utilize degreaser to remove greasy build up.
Soak the grates and burners in a soap and water solution to soften or dissolve grime. DO NOT USE ANYTHING ACIDIC.
Do a final scrub of each grate and burner and set aside to dry completely before reassembly.
While they are drying. Clean the drip tray with a degreaser to remove built up crumbs and gunk.
For the oven:
Remove the racks and soak them in warm soap water
Scrub the interior of the oven using a stainless steel souring pad or Brillo pad
Using your stainless steel spray and a cloth, wipe down the exterior of the range for that beautiful, finishing shine.