Help your employees to have a solid routine in keeping your kitchen clean so you can get back to focusing on your craft. Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are incredibly important parts of any business in the foodservice industry. Preventing cross-contamination and the spread of viruses is imperative in order to keep employees healthy. But with the influx of people visiting your restaurant, it can be hard to keep track of daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routines.
At Thoechem Labs, we’ve created a detailed list of all the cleaning tasks that should be routine, along with what cleaning products help you get the job done efficiently.
❒ Wipe down the walls wherever there are splashes
❒ Clean the grill, griddle, range, flattop, and fryer (and underneath the equipment)
❒ Change the foil lining on top of the ranges, grills, and flattops
❒ Wipe down other equipment, like coffee makers, microwaves, toasters, and meat slicers
❒ Disinfect prep area surfaces with surface sanitizing chemicals
❒ Clean beverage dispenser heads in the soda fountains and bars should clean the tips of the soda guns
❒ Wash the utensils, small wares, flatware, and glassware and let them air-dry overnight
❒ Clean the sinks
❒ Wash rags, towels, aprons, and uniforms in the washing machine
❒ Refill soap dispensers and replace empty paper towel rolls
❒ Sweep walk-in refrigerators and storage areas
❒ Take out the trash and recycling
❒ Disinfect the waste disposal area and clean the trash cans
❒ Sweep and mop the floors with floor care supplies
❒ Clean ovens, including the walls, door, and racks
❒ Delime the sinks and faucets
❒ Boil out the deep fryer
❒ Wash and sanitize the walk-in refrigerators and freezers
❒ Clean any anti-fatigue mats
❒ Use drain cleaner on the floor drains
❒ Wash behind the hotline to prevent clogs
❒ Run cleaning and sanitizing chemicals through the coffee or espresso machine to remove built-up grime
❒ Clean out and sanitize the ice machine (every 6 months)
❒ Clean and sanitize the freezer
❒ Clean refrigerator coils to remove dust
❒ Empty grease traps
❒ Wash vent hoods (every few months)
❒ Replace pest traps
What Specific Cleaning Supplies Do I Need?
- Mulitcide for cleaning walls, and hardware (Coffee makers, microwaves, toaster, and meat slicers)
- Food Contact Surface for sanitizing prep areas.
Manual Dish Washing Liquids: Blue Max & Lemon Suds
- Blue Max is perfect for cleaning stubborn food off of pots and pans.
- Lemon Suds is an effective spot-free soap that gets rid of food deposits easily.
Disinfectant & Deodorant: Shur Orange
- For cleaning out garbage cans.
Mopping: Kitchen Power
- Kitchen power is a multi-purpose cleaner designed for foodservice and kitchen cleaning.
Fryer Cleaner: Deep Fat Fryer Cleaner
Helps Boil out carbon and food deposits after weeks of use.
Clean freezers & Fridges: Freezer Cleaner
A specialty cleaner designed for spaces near -20F like frozen food lockers.
Drain Cleaner for Floor Drains: Fumeless Alkaline Drain Opener
Perfect for restaurant pipes, removing fat and grease that can build up over time.
Clean Espresso and coffee machines with descaler
This list can help your restaurant stay in action longer with fewer accidents. By protecting the health of your employees and customers, you can run a successful business without setbacks!