Commercial broilers are complex structures with grates and other intricate components that can be difficult to clean. When you add to that the fact that most broilers see a steady stream of cheesy, goopy foods, it's a hotbed for messes. Most commercial broilers don't have a self-cleaning option like a lot of ovens do, so it's in your best interest to understand how to keep it clean. If you're new to the commercial kitchen environment or just buying your first broiler, you may not understand how to clean it. Luckily, it isn't as hard as it might look. Here are some tips to help you clean your broiler with ease.
Dealing with the Drip Pan
The drip pan on the bottom of the broiler can help you keep some messes off the base of the broiler. Cover the drip pan with aluminum foil or pan liners to help make the cleanup process easier. That way, you're not left struggling with burnt-on cheese that drags out your after-service cleanup. Remove the foil or liner and dispose of it, then clean and sanitize the drip tray as you normally would. You should do this after every service.
Disassembling the Broiler
You'll also want to disassemble the broiler as much as possible every few days to give it a thorough deep cleaning. To get the most thorough cleaning, pull all of the removable parts off the broiler. You should be able to pull the belts, racks and trays out of the inside of the broiler. This will make it easier to access the rest of the components inside the broiler, because all of the accessory pieces will be out of the way.
Soak the accessory pieces in a sink with hot water and cleaner. Let them soak overnight to break up anything thatbaked on, then you can clean and sanitize them in the morning. This may also be more convenient, because it allows your nighttime shift to break down the broiler after service, and the morning shift to reassemble it before the start of service again. That way, no single shift gets the burden of it and there's checks and balances.
Cleaning Up the Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is one of those things that needs significant attention. If any of the broiler is stainless, you'll need to take a more selective approach to cleaning it. Create a paste of baking soda and water and spread it on the surfaces. Leave it overnight, then wash it away and treat the surface with a sanitizer. The baking soda solution will clean the stainless steel gently and leave a shiny, clean finish behind.
Once everything is clean, you can put the removable parts back into the broiler and start the preheating process. It's in your best interest to do this shortly before your pre-service prep, because you'll need a functional broiler for finishing many dishes. For more specific advice about how to clean your broiler, talk with a company like K & D Factory Service Inc.Share
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