How to clean a commercial fridge?

How to clean a commercial fridge?

Commercial fridge or refrigerator is the heart of most commercial kitchens, and keeping it in good condition is a necessity. One of the biggest concerns of a commercial kitchen is keeping the food safe for consumption. You don’t want to waste thousands of dollars on food that has gone bad due to underperforming refrigeration.

It’s not only important to keep refrigeration clean for keeping foods at safe temperatures, but vivacious to the overall performance of the equipment. Dirty fridges, coolers or freezers can lead to excessive energy consumption and strain on the machinery, which could lead to the damage of unit at the worst possible time.

Scroll down to read about how to clean a commercial fridge:

Things require cleaning a commercial fridge

  • Paper towel or clean cloth
  • Non-abrasive cleaner
  • Mild soap and water
  • Soft brush
  • Protective gloves
  • Vacuum cleaner

Step-by-step procedure to clean a commercial fridge

  1.  Start by unplugging the refrigeration and unpacking the entire contents into another freezer or refrigerator to prevent food degradation.
  2. Check the seal of the door, and wipe them clean by using a soft cloth, soap and water. If there are any tears or breakage, make sure to replace as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
  3. Take a regular cleaner and a non-abrasive cleaning cloth, and thoroughly wipe the inside and outside of the fridge. Rinse the cleaning cloth with plain water and wipe down again.
  4. Use a disinfectant spray to cover the entire inside and outside of the refrigeration unit. Wipe it clean with a dry, non-abrasive cloth.
  5. Clean the condenser coil of the refrigerator with the help of vacuum cleaner. The outside can just be wiped off with a damp cloth.
  6. Take professional help for cleaning the drain lines of your commercial fridge.  
  7. Once the commercial fridge is dry, replace the items in it, carefully checking each product for leaks.
  8. Finally, take a vacuum cleaner to the rear air vents to remove any dust build-up.

Summing Up

The key to ensuring the durability and longevity of your commercial refrigeration units is to ensure that proper check-ups and maintenance are performed regularly.

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