Pizza ovens are a costly investment but it’s more than worth it since people love pizzas! To get the most out of it and to extend its lifespan, it’s crucial that you give this profit-churner the love and attention it deserves, every once in a while. A pizza oven that gives up suddenly during the weekend rush is the last thing you need in your restaurant’s kitchen. Moreover, an oven that’s dirty will dish out pizzas that simply taste weird. To avoid such nightmares, here are some tips to help you keep your oven clean and in top shape all year long:
Cleaning A Pizza Deck Oven
Since pizza deck ovens are crucial to the pizza pie baking process, they are used a lot every day. Essentially, it should be cleaned of bread residue every night. Deep cleaning should be scheduled once a week after the oven is cool and safe to touch.
To thoroughly clean your pizza making equipment, get a scraper and a thick wire brush to get rid of the ash and the sticky debris. Don’t use your hands to pick up the debris. Remove the pieces with the help of a brush and a dustpan instead.
After you’re done with this step, it’s time to clean your oven’s exteriors. For that, you will need an industrial oven cleaner and a sponge. Simply give your oven a wipe down with this. You can also use a mix of vinegar and warm water instead of the industrial oven cleaning solution. Also, bear in mind that sprinkling water on the stone and then cranking up the heat can cause cracks to form over time. So, avoid this!
Cleaning A Conveyor Oven
Cleaning a conveyor oven can pose to be quite a challenge since they have quite a few areas that are difficult to access. However, it’s not impossible. You will, of course, have to spend extra time and put in more effort to get to every nook and cranny of the oven.
Begin the cleaning process by making sure that the oven is unplugged. Then, detach the oven’s fingers and the belt. Once this is done, you will be able to reach the innermost corners of your used restaurant pizza oven equipment. Dab some industrial cleaning solution on the conveyor belt and let it sit so that bread crusts, scraps, and stains get loosened up. After that, apply the cleaning solution onto the oven’s fingers as well. After half an hour, wash them well and let them dry.
Now, use a brush or a scraper to remove sticky food scraps and ash from your oven. Take out and clean the detachable parts such as the crumb tray and baffles with warm water and industrial non-caustic degreasers. Make sure that you inspect the air intake vents for debris. Once the detachable components are dry, install them again carefully.
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