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Cleaning and Maintaining a Commercial Range: A Quick Guide

The range is the heart of any commercial kitchen operation. As with most pieces of equipment used to prepare and cook dishes and store perishable and non-perishable items, it needs to be cleaned and maintained properly. Failing to do so can lead not only to a decline in performance but also a shortened lifespan. Cafco Services, one of the top heating and air conditioner maintenance companies in the area, shares a quick guide to keeping your commercial kitchen range in top shape.

Cleaning the Burners and Graters

The burners and graters of your commercial kitchen range tend to accumulate grease and grime the most. Before you begin cleaning, make sure to turn off the equipment until it is cool to the touch. Next, carefully lift up and remove the burner covers and graters. Submerge them in a sink or a large container filled with hot, soapy water for at least half an hour to remove the stubborn grease and food residue. Scrub the burner covers and graters to remove the remaining grime, then rinse thoroughly and air dry until they’re ready to be placed back on the range. Don’t forget to clean the burner ports before doing so.

Cleaning the Oven Interior

The inside of your commercial kitchen range’s oven must be cleaned as well to prevent food residue from burning and producing a foul smell. First, take out the oven racks, setting them aside for cleaning. Once the oven is empty, use a non-abrasive cleaner, or mix baking soda and water to clean the interior, paying particular attention to corners and crevices. Wipe the cleaning residue clean. Then, scrub the oven racks or soak them in soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and let them air dry before putting them back inside the oven.

Maintaining the Commercial Kitchen Range

Keeping a close eye on the working parts of your commercial kitchen range is vital for its longevity and performance. Make sure to inspect gas lines for loose fitting or potential leaks. If the unit has a ventilation system, clean or replace the filters according to manufacturer specifications. More importantly, schedule a professional inspection with a refrigeration and HVAC repair technician. This way, you can stay on top of issues before they escalate into major headaches.

Maintaining the Commercial Kitchen Range

Since 1945, Cafco Services has been serving commercial and industrial customers in and around Cincinnati, OH. We provide top-quality hot side services, including installing, repairing and maintaining any model and size of commercial kitchen equipment, such as ovens, ranges and deep fryers.

We are also among the top HVAC installation companies in the area, constantly meeting the heating and cooling requirements of homeowners and businesses. Get started today by calling (513) 242-3400 or filling out our contact form.