Imagine you are the owner of one of the most popular restaurants in London. It’s Saturday night and you’re serving 3 times more customers than a normal weekday.
Then suddenly one of your commercial ovens stops working.
Now, this is a nightmare that no restaurant owner would want to happen, especially during some of the busiest times of the week. It’s easy to lose customers if the issue is not resolved timely.
A commercial oven is a huge investment.
A poorly maintained commercial oven can hurt your business. You either need to hire an engineer to repair the broken oven or replace it with a new one. Either way, it’s not ideal.
Sadly more often than not, many business owners tend to overlook the importance of maintenance.
It’s time to turn the tables and learn how to take good care of your oven.
How to Keep Your Commercial Oven in The Best Shape
1. Keep It Clean
Daily cleaning is a mandatory task when your job takes place in a kitchen. This includes all kitchen equipment, from fridges and freezers to fryers and ovens.
It’s easy to take shortcuts when it comes to cleaning the oven. In other words, people skip the interior or do a lousy job.
Think about the amount of various food particles, oil, fat, and liquids lying in the bottom of the oven.
If you care about the reputation of your business and the health of your customers, always make sure your oven’s interior is clean.
In fact, cleaning gets easier when you do it regularly. Try to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar — they are wonderful, natural ingredients that can get rid of the most stubborn stains.
2. Inspect The Oven’s Doors Frequently
The door is the most critical part of the oven. Without it correctly sealed and working, there will be heat inefficiencies.
Poorly functioning oven doors lead to longer cooking time due to heat leakage. As a result, extra, unwanted costs will add up.
You certainly don’t want to pay more money for something that can barely work properly.
Give regular checkups to your oven doors. Make sure the seal has a tight fit. Likewise, inspect the door knobs and handles to ensure they are all secure.
Try not to put too much force on the door since it will loosen the hinges. This eventually will loosen the door seal.
3. Calibrate Your Thermostats
Oven calibration is a common maintenance task. Its goal is to make sure your oven temperature matches your expectation.
Failure to adjust your thermostats will lead to inefficiencies over time. An oven that fails to run true to its desired temperature will cost you money and hinder your business flow.
Seek professional advice if you’re not sure about how to calibrate your thermostats. However, if you like to do it yourself, check out this simple guide.
Now that you’ve known what it takes to keep your oven healthy, it’s time to apply the tips. If you need further tips on commercial oven maintenance, simply fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch.