How to Clean a Commercial Oven

It is essential that you clean your commercial oven and other kitchen equipment. In addition to old food particles affecting the flavor of meals, a dirty oven may develop performance issues, such as not heating properly. Old food particles can also smolder causing smoke. Regular cleaning can help avoid most of these problems, so follow these helpful tips and tricks from Quick Servant.

Commercial Oven Cleaning Tips

Wipe up spills inside the oven immediately. This will prevent the spill from becoming baked on the surface and more difficult to remove later. The spill can also have a negative effect on cooking temperatures.

Clean the oven interior every day. Generally, commercial ovens can be cleaned with a mild detergent soap, but you can check your owner’s manual for its recommendations. Soak oven racks in a sink while wiping out the oven interior. Clean and rinse the racks before reinserting them in the oven.

Once a week, clean the exterior of the oven. Use a mild soap and a soft bristle brush to clean stainless steel finishes. Abrasive cleansers and brushes can damage the finish and cause the exterior to corrode.

Perform a deep cleaning each month. Check your owner’s manual for recommended cleaning chemicals.

Commercial Oven Maintenance Tips

When operating your commercial oven, verify that the temperature is accurate. Avoid placing heavy items on the door. When cleaning the oven, take the opportunity to inspect door hinges, control knobs and door handles. They should be functional and securely attached. Check the oven door gasket to ensure that it is sealing properly. An improper seal will allow heat to escape, which will increase cooking times and the oven’s energy consumption. Look for other areas that may negatively affect the performance of your commercial oven.

Want to learn more about maintaining your kitchen equipment?
Check out our blogs: How to Troubleshoot a Commercial Oven and 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Call Quick Servant for Kitchen Equipment Repair and Maintenance

If you need help maintaining your commercial oven or other kitchen equipment, contact Quick Servant. We offer fast, reliable service of commercial ovens as well as other kitchen equipment and HVAC systems. Our technicians are familiar with all the leading brands. For more information on our emergency repairs or our regular services, give us call or go online to schedule an appointment.

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