Restaurant Equipment Maintenance: Ovens

Friday, October 29th, 2021
cleaning oven

When it comes to restaurant equipment, one area that often gets overlooked is proper oven maintenance. Commercial ovens are expensive appliances that need to be maintained in order to function at their best. Restaurant owners who keep their ovens clean and maintain them frequently can save money in the long run by keeping their appliances working efficiently.

With this in mind, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your commercial oven performing at its best.


Schedule Cleaning And Maintenance

Restaurant equipment tends not to get cleaned very often and if you don’t have a cleaning schedule in place, the task can easily slip your mind. The more frequently you clean your appliances, the less likely they are to become dirty and dingy. Commercial ovens should be deep cleaned weekly, but it wouldn’t hurt to wipe down the inside daily to remove any food or crumbs that fall to the bottom.

Any time you cook something, there will be spills and splatters inside of the oven which can leave behind burnt-on food debris. This will cause odors and could ruin the taste or smell of the next dish you put in the oven.

It is also important to schedule regular maintenance on your commercial oven to make sure everything is working properly. Doing this will save you money and prevent your restaurant from having to close due to broken equipment.

Remove Racks And Doors

Before you clean any of your commercial kitchen equipment, you should read the manufacturer manual. This will give you detailed information on how to clean your appliance and what cleaning products to use.

The first thing you should do when cleaning your oven is remove the racks and doors if possible. This will make it easier to clean the inside, and get into those hard to reach spots. Soak the racks in hot, soapy water so they are easier to scrub. If there is a lot of grime or food debris on the racks that won’t come off, try using a wire brush.

Walls And Doors

To clean the inside of the oven, fill a bucket with warm water and dish soap and use a cleaning brush to scrub down every part of the interior, including the door. For tough stains that won’t come off with soap and water, wear gloves and use manufacturer approved cleaning supplies. When the oven is clean, wipe it down with a microfiber cloth so no flammable fibers are left behind.

Restaurant Equipment Maintenance

Need maintenance on your restaurant’s kitchen equipment? Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical in Amarillo, TX, provides commercial kitchen repair, maintenance, and installation services. Call us at (806) 376-8345, or Send Us an Email to learn more about our services.