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How to Clean Your Commercial Convection Oven

You know the joy of the commercial convection oven and how it beats standard ovens hands down. Not only do they bake your food up to 25% faster and save you 25 degrees in heating, they save amazing amounts of money in energy costs.  The caveat is that for them to provide such service to you, you have to keep them maintained and cleaned.

Take care of your equipment, and your equipment will take care of you.  Having that oven in tip-top shape will assure that you keep raking in those increased profits for your establishment.  The process of cleaning is fast and easy.

Step One: Make Sure the Oven Is Cool First

Make sure that the oven is cool so you can minimize the risks of burning your arms and other body parts.  You do not want to toy with your safety.

Step Two: Remove Your Racks

Take out all of the racks that are in the commercial convection oven and put them to the side for cleaning.  Quite often, we place meats and other meals directly onto the racks which can sully them for later use.  Give them a good scrub in your commercial sink.

Step Three: Wipe Down The Inside

First, wipe down the inside of your oven with a wet towel.  Pay special attention to the area around the fans. When the airflow is compromised by debris, that oven will not work at its maximum efficiency. If you clean your oven like this often, you shouldn’t need to use an oven cleaner. However, if you need to use one do it after close and let it air out according to the instructions.

Step Four: Put the Racks Back

After thoroughly cleaning the racks, return them to their proper position.  Leave the oven open when you’re done to make sure that it’s completely dry before using it again.

Tips from the Pros:

  • Clean your oven every day if you can.  Doing so will make cleaning it a lot easier.
  • Lemon juice, vinegar, and other household items make for perfect cleaning ingredients. Try those first before breaking out the oven cleaner.
  • The best time to clean your ovens is at night so you can leave the doors open to dry overnight.
  • Use a good scrub brush and don’t be shy about taking out the brush to remove caked on grease and grime.

When you have a properly cleaned commercial convection oven, you can keep making those high quality dishes to keep satisfying your patrons.  Do you have any pro tips that you’d like to offer?  We’d love to hear about them!

2014-09-18 00:00:00
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