One of the hardest parts of a restaurant to get right is the constant maintenance and cleaning of the kitchen. It is also one of the most important aspects of your business as the health and safety inspector can arrive and close down the restaurant if it is in poor condition. You also want to ensure that all food that is prepared in the kitchen is of as top quality as possible, something which will be more likely if the kitchen is kept in proper condition. It is a constant battle keeping your commercial kitchen clean, but there is a way. If you wish to try cleaning the kitchen yourself, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Don't overly use mops
While most kitchen owners will think that plenty of mops are the way forward, the opposite is closer to the truth. Mops will simply push the dirt and contaminants around the floor instead of cleaning it. This will lead to falls and slippages that could have been easily avoided. It is also a very time consuming method. This is especially the case when the floors are made of tiles, as the grout lines will gather dirt, grime and grease. The best method of cleaning the floors is to use a clean soap solution and water to clean off the debris and to push the excess water with a large squeegee into the floor drains.
You should also use a buffer once a week on the floors. This helps to remove any in-laid oil as well as other debris that have covered the floor. Smaller machines are preferred, as they allow for a flexibility of use and can get into all the various cracks and crevices that make up a kitchen floor.
Remove grease from slick surfaces
If grease is not properly removed, slips are inevitable, as it is harder to see a grease laden floor than water soaked ones. You should always use a specialist grease remover solution when cleaning slick surfaces in order to comprehensively remove any grease. Always make sure that the solution is able to be used on surfaces where food is prepared, as you don't want to cause any potential problems. Make sure all equipment is completely sanitised after use and is properly stored away in a clean environment.
If you don't have the time or energy to do the cleaning yourself, you can always hire a commercial kitchen cleaning services company to do a great job for you