Cleaning is fundamental and especially in those places where food is made. In the first place because health will require us a minimum to leave our business open to the general public but above all so that the work environment is healthy. However, with the frenetic activity of some industrial kitchens, the cleaning of some parts is quite complicated besides spending a lot of money on cleaning products. We will always advise our customers to use the products recommended by the manufacturers, but sometimes it is cheaper to use the most common products we have in all kitchens. In this article we will explain some tricks for extraction cleaning:
1. Stainless steel:
Stainless steel is one of the most used materials in industrial kitchens in our country for reasons of durability and resistance. The first advice that can be given, and this is applicable to everything else, is that you do not let the remains of food or other substances accumulate for a long time. If you use pots or other steel utensils, cleaning them at the end of the day and not leaving them for later or removing the dirt will be much more complicated. Now some products that give good results with stainless steel:
- Liquid Vaseline: It gives very good results and also prevents oxide from appearing on the surface of the material.
- Bicarbonate: Sodium bicarbonate is a harmless product that leaves shiny stainless steel and easily extracts the “coppery” appearance of all these elements that are used daily in our kitchens. Only applying a wet sponge and a little bit of baking will appreciate very good results right away.
- Lemon: Apply a few drops of lemon essence to the surface and rinse with water, the result is also quite good.
- Vinegar: Oddly enough, this element is very effective to clean the stainless steel leaving it shiny and shiny. In addition this common product serves to clean many other parts of the kitchens.
2. Cleaning the oven:
These elements are of intensive use in bars, restaurants and their cleaning is fundamental. It is not necessary that they be cleaned when their use ends but if a thorough cleaning would be necessary on a regular basis to ensure their proper functioning and conservation. To clean the oven manually, remove the grids and clean them in a pile with soap and water. Let them soak for a while with hot water and a splash of dishwashing liquid.
To clean the inside of the oven, get a liquid spray bottle. Fill it with water and add about four tablespoons of baking soda, if the oven is very dirty you can increase the amount of baking soda, even if the mixture is pasty. Stretch the solution throughout the cold oven and let the solution stand for an hour, if there is still dirt, repeat the process until it comes off and you can remove it with a cloth. Finally, to give a good finish you can use a solution of vinegar and water.
3. Glasswashers or dishwashers:
Before putting the utensils that we have to wash in our dishwasher, make sure to remove the larger food remains as these can remain accumulated inside the appliance and not be drained correctly. To clean the dishwasher there are many industrial products that provide optimal results but one way to leave it gleaming on the inside is adding half a glass of undiluted vinegar to the dishwasher tray or glasswasher. Do a complete wash cycle (without crockery, obviously) and you will see that the result is surprising.
4. Floors and other surfaces:
Using an adequate proportion of vinegar dissolved in water we will obtain quite good results. This proportion is 3 parts of water and one of white vinegar. If the soil is dirty, we can apply the vinegar directly on the spots and let it act for a while.
For other surfaces that we have in our industrial kitchens we can use oxygenated water for the cleaning of countertops or tables. It is also a good idea to use lemon essence and make combinations of these products to find ways to clean your kitchen.