Sandwich and Salad Prep Table Maintenance
To ensure optimal performance of your commercial refrigeration, regular maintenance is essential. As the restaurant owner or designated employee, you'll have to clean condensers every 30 days – not included under warranty.
Keep your restaurant environment pristine and ensure the safety of customers by regularly cleaning condensers. A buildup of dirt leads to inefficient air quality and can put strain on cooling systems, which risks damage when equipment overheats. Give those important pieces of machinery a regular check-up every 30 days for optimum performance!
To ensure your safety, keep these electric appliance precautions top-of-mind. By doing so, you'll be taking the necessary steps to minimize risk and create a secure environment for yourself and others.
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
- Disconnect power to unit.
- Take off grill assembly located in one of three locations.
- Remove bolts anchoring compressor assembly to frame rails and carefully slide out. (Tube connections are flexible)
- Clean off accumulated dirt from condensing coil with a stiff bristle brush.
- Lift cardboard cover above fan at plastic plugs and carefully clean condenser coil and fan blades.
- After brushing condenser coil vacuum dirt from coil, and interior floor.
- Replace cardboard cover. Carefully slide compressor assembly back into position and replace bolts.
- Reinstall louver assembly onto unit with appropriate fasteners and clips. Tighten all screws.
- 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.
While your sandwich prep table and commercial refrigeration components keep food cold, the condenser is vulnerable to dirt and other debris every month. Without regular maintenance of this key piece, you risk losing restaurant profits through lost productivity due to cooling issues as well as costly repairs.
Keep your sandwich prep table condenser system in top condition by removing any dust and dirt accumulation. A soft brush or shop-vac are the go-to methods, but take extra care when cleaning certain components like CO2 tanks - a little effort now can prevent serious damage down the line!
How To Clean Sandwich Prep Table Condenser
- Disconnect the power to the sandwich prep table.
- Remove the louvered/parallel grill
- Vacuum or brush the dirt and debris from the finned condenser coil.
- Significant Dirt build up can be removed by using compressed air.
- When you're finished be sure replace the louvered grill.
- Reconnect the sandwich prep table electrical power to the unit.
Stainless Steel Sandwich Prep Table CleaningCleaning stainless steel fixtures should be done using only nonabrasive products. You should avoid abrasive products when cleaning stainless steel fixtures.
- Wire brushes, scrapers, and steel pads are just a few examples of abrasive items that can damage stainless steel surfaces.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Regularly restore/passivate your stainless steel with Benefit, Super Sheen, or Sheila Shine.
10-inch Sandwich Prep Table Cutting Board Maintenance
Keep your sandwich/salad prep cutting boards in perfect condition by flipping them over - this simple step can stop moisture and temperature differences, which are the main causes of warping.
Sandwich Prep Table
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