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How Do I Keep My Commercial Kitchen Clean?

A clean and sanitised commercial kitchen is the backbone of any successful food establishment.

As professional cleaners, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and sanitary environment. In this comprehensive guide, the team at Matthews Cleaning Co share our expertise and insights on the essential steps involved in cleaning. From countertops to appliances, we will cover everything you need to know to ensure a spotless and hygienic space.

Importance of Professional Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

We cannot stress enough the significance of regular cleaning and sanitising in a commercial kitchen. Adhering to Food Standards is also crucial as it ensures compliance with specific regulations set by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), guaranteeing that your commercial kitchen meets the required hygiene and safety standards mandated. 

This not only helps in avoiding legal repercussions but also enhances the reputation of your establishment As experienced professionals, we have witnessed the positive impact cleaning has on the health and safety of both your staff and customers.

Preparing for Cleaning

Before we begin the cleaning process, we prepare the kitchen. This includes removing all food products, utensils, and equipment from the surfaces we intend to clean. Doing so ensures unobstructed access to all areas that require our attention. Additionally, we always have the appropriate cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) readily available.

Cleaning Procedures

Cleaning Countertops and Surfaces

We start by meticulously wiping down the countertops and surfaces using our specially formulated cleaning solutions. We aim to remove all visible dirt, debris, and spills, ensuring that no surface is left uncleaned. We pay particular attention to high-touch areas such as food preparation areas, handles, and switches. For stubborn stains, we utilise non-abrasive scrub brushes or sponges to achieve a thorough cleaning.

Deep Cleaning Appliances

Our expertise extends to deep cleaning kitchen appliances like ovens, grills, and fryers. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, we disconnect the equipment from the power source and, if necessary, remove any removable parts. Each component is cleaned meticulously using appropriate cleaning agents. We understand the importance of addressing filters, grills, and vents, as they tend to accumulate grease and dirt over time.

Degreasing Kitchen Hoods and Exhaust Systems

Kitchen hoods and exhaust systems are notorious for accumulating grease and oil, posing fire hazards. Our professional cleaners excel at degreasing these vital components, ensuring proper ventilation and reducing the risk of fires. We meticulously follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove and clean hood filters. Using powerful degreasing agents, we thoroughly clean the hood and exhaust system, leaving them free from obstructions.

Sanitising Procedures

Choosing the Right Sanitiser

As professional cleaners, we understand the importance of selecting the appropriate sanitiser. We have an extensive range of approved products suitable for use in commercial kitchens. 

Sanitising Food Contact Surfaces

Food contact surfaces, such as cutting boards, prep tables, and utensils, require thorough sanitisation to prevent cross-contamination. Using precision and attention to detail, we clean these surfaces using hot, soapy water, followed by a thorough rinse. We then apply the chosen sanitiser, ensuring all surfaces are adequately covered. 

Sanitising Equipment

Equipment that comes into direct contact with food undergoes a rigorous sanitisation process. We disassemble any removable parts and clean them meticulously. After a thorough rinse, we apply the appropriate sanitiser and allow it to air dry or follow the recommended contact time. Only then do we reassemble the items and ensure they are ready for use.

Best Practices for Daily Maintenance

To maintain a clean and hygienic commercial kitchen, our professional cleaners recommend implementing daily maintenance practices. These practices include,

  • Regularly wiping down countertops and surfaces
  • Promptly cleaning up spills and debris
  • Emptying and sanitising trash and recycling bins
  • Sweeping and mopping floors
  • Cleaning and sanitising sinks, faucets, and drains
  • Checking and cleaning equipment, including refrigerators and freezers
  • Ensuring proper storage of food items and supplies.

The Benefits of Hiring Professional Commercial Kitchen Cleaners

  • Expertise and Knowledge; Professional cleaners have the expertise and knowledge to effectively clean and sanitise a commercial kitchen, ensuring every area is thoroughly addressed.
  • Industry-Grade Equipment and Cleaning Agents; Professional cleaners utilise specialised equipment and cleaning agents that are more effective in removing tough stains, grease, and bacteria.
  • Time and Resource Savings; By outsourcing the cleaning responsibilities to professionals, you can focus on your core business operations. Thus saving time and resources that would otherwise be spent on cleaning tasks.
  • Health and Safety Compliance; Our professional cleaners understand health and safety regulations and ensure that your commercial kitchen meets or exceeds these standards. Consequently reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses and other hazards.
  • Consistent Cleaning Schedule; Professional cleaners can establish a regular cleaning schedule tailored to your needs. 
  • Peace of Mind; Knowing that your kitchen is being cleaned and sanitised by professionals gives you peace of mind, allowing you to focus on running your business without worrying about cleanliness and hygiene issues.

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

As professional cleaners specialising in commercial kitchen cleaning, we emphasise the importance of a clean and sanitised space. By following our recommended cleaning procedures, you can ensure the safety of your staff and customers while promoting the longevity of your kitchen equipment. Implementing daily maintenance practices and providing staff training will contribute to a consistently clean and hygienic environment in your commercial kitchen.

Commercial Cleaning Specialists

Our Services

From entrance foyers to car parks, we understand that a clean premises is not only essential for making a good impression on customers, but also important for their health, safety, and wellbeing. With hygiene becoming increasingly important, Matthews Cleaning Co.’s meticulous methods and high-quality equipment ensure a thorough clean, and spotless finish.