Sandwich Prep Table Maintenance

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Sandwich Prep Table
The cleaning of the commercial refrigeration condensers is not covered by the warranty. You the restaurant owner or an employee must do it every 30 days.

Condensers accumulate dirt and require cleaning every 30 days. The accumulation of dirt will eventually affect the quality of the air in your restaurant and can also cause the equipment to overheat. Make sure to clean your condensers regularly to keep them running at their best.

If you use an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of injury.

Commercial Refrigerator Tools Needed for Sandwich Prep Table Maintenance

  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Stiff Bristle Brush
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Air Tank or CO2 Tank
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Eye Protection is recommended to prevent eye injury.

Sandwich Prep Table Cleaning Steps

  1. Disconnect power to unit.
  2. Take off grill assembly located in one of three locations.
  3. Remove bolts anchoring compressor assembly to frame rails and carefully slide out. (Tube connections are flexible)
  4. Clean off accumulated dirt from condensing coil with a stiff bristle brush.
  5. Lift cardboard cover above fan at plastic plugs and carefully clean condenser coil and fan blades.
  6. After brushing condenser coil vacuum dirt from coil, and interior floor.
  7. Replace cardboard cover. Carefully slide compressor assembly back into position and replace bolts.
  8. Reinstall louver assembly onto unit with appropriate fasteners and clips. Tighten all screws.
  9. Connect unit to power and check to see if condenser is running.

The Sandwich Prep Table warranty will become voided by improper installation or lack of basic preventative maintenance, which includes regular cleaning of condenser coils.

The condenser is a necessary component of your sandwich prep table and commercial refrigeration. It's exposed to dirt and other debris every 30 days, which results in dirtying up the compressor that drives cooling for you sandwiches and salads condiments - this can lead not only loss of food, productivity, restaurant profits but also expensive repairs.

To clean your sandwich prep table condenser system, you'll need to get rid of all the dust and dirt that has accumulated on it. You can do this by using a soft brush or vacuuming with shop-vac; there are also other methods for cleaning out different parts like CO2 tanks in order prevent damage from occurring before its too late.

How To Clean Sandwich Prep Table Condenser

  1. Disconnect the power to the sandwich prep table.
  2. Remove the louvered/parallel grill
  3. Vacuum or brush the dirt and debris from the finned condenser coil.
  4. Significant Dirt build up can be removed by using compressed air.
  5. When you're finished be sure replace the louvered grill.
  6. Reconnect the sandwich prep table electrical power to the unit.

Stainless Steel Sandwich Prep Table Cleaning

Cleaning stainless steel fixtures should be done using only nonabrasive products. You should avoid abrasive products when cleaning stainless steel fixtures.
  1. Wire brushes, scrapers, and steel pads are just a few examples of abrasive items that can damage stainless steel surfaces.
  2. Stainless steel sandwich prep table and restaurant equipment surfaces can be susceptible to spotting from their surroundings. Hard water or soft water, and heated hard water in particular, can leave spots on your stainless. Water that is left to sit too long may even corrode the passive layer of the metal and cause rusting-these deposits should be removed as soon as possible. All food prep marks should also be removed quickly with a damp cloth to prevent corrosion.
  3. Chlorides are present in table salt, food, and water. Household and industrial cleaners are the worst type of chlorides to use.

Recommended Cleaners for Sandwich Prep Table

Routine Cleaning - Soap, ammonia and detergent medallion applied with a cloth or sponge.

Stubborn Stains - Cameo, Talc, Zud First Impression applied by rubbing in the direction of the polished lines.

Easy-off and DeGrease It oven aids work wonderfully for removing items from all types of surfaces, including grease-fatty acids, blood and burnt on food. Any good commercial detergent can be applied with a sponge or cloth to remove grease and oil. Stainless steel cleaners or other solvents should not be used on plastic parts. Warm soap and water will suffice in most cases.

How to Prevent Rust on Your Sandwich Prep Table

  1. Non-abrasive tools are best for stainless steel, and will not damage or weaken the passive layer. Step 2 explains how to find polishing marks on a clean surface.
  2. Polishing lines or “grain” are visible on some stainless steels. To clean them, always scrub parallel to them using a plastic scouring pad or soft cloth when you cannot see the grain.
  3. Industry has provided an increasing variety of cleaners that do not contain chlorides. If you are unsure about the content of your cleaner, contact customer service; if they tell you it contains chlorides, ask for alternatives and stay away from any containing quaternary salts as it can cause damage to stainless steel.
  4. We can remove deposits from a softener by reducing hard water when possible. Certain filters remove corrosive and distasteful elements. Contact a treatment specialist if you are not sure of the best solution for your restaurant water needs.
  5. It is best to use cleaners at the recommended strength. Avoid hard stains by cleaning regularly. Using chlorinated or non-chloride cleaners while boiling water in stainless steel equipment can have a damaging effect on your utensils.
  6. Hopefully your not, but if you use chlorine-based cleaners accidently, it is important to rinse and dry the surface off immediately. It's better to wipe standing water and cleaning agents as soon as possible. Allow stainless steel surfaces in your kitchen area to air dry if they are wet due to a recent spill or rinsing process before oxygen can damage the passivity film on them.
  7. Regularly restore/passivate your stainless steel with Benefit, Super Sheen, or Sheila Shine.
10-inch Sandwich Prep Table Cutting Board Maintenance

You can prevent warping on your sandwich/salad prep poly cutting boards by turning the board over. This will stop the moisture and temperature differences from occurring, which are what causes warping in these boards.

Sandwich Prep Table

One of the most neglected pieces of equipment in a commercial kitchen is the sandwich prep table and Pizza Prep Table since it's high use and difficult to move around for cleaning. All Atosa Sandwich Prep Tables come with pre-installed casters which make moving the unit a breeze.

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