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How to clean your commercial fridge units

Supplier: HecCater By: David Barling
20 February, 2015

Commercial fridge units make up an integral part of any food and beverage establishment. Being the main storage equipments that they are, without these refrigeration items any food and drink business would end up spending more by buying ingredients on a daily basis, or worse, hourly basis.

This is why each commercial refrigeration unit must be properly maintained and taken care of. One way of maintaining your commercial fridge is by cleaning it. Keeping your commercial fridge clean will not just prolong its life, but it will also promote health and food safety for your customers, the ones who actually keep your business alive.

Danger of mold and mildew

Mold and mildew are those annoying fungi, microscopic organisms that live and multiply in moist places, in this case the deep-seated corners of your commercial fridge. Keep in mind that what you are keeping in these fridges are food and beverage - something people ingest.

Therefore, to cut the story short, storing food in a fungi-infested fridge will pose a dangerous threat to both your business and to the health of your customers. Get rid of those mold and mildew, or better yet, prevent it from building up.

Here are the steps on how to clean your commercial fridge units:

Step 1: Clear out its contents

When clearing out the contents of your commercial Refrigerator, you need to inspect each food and drink items carefully, and check if any of them has gone bad. If there's any, then you need to throw them out right away. If you have another fridge, you can store perishable items there first while cleaning the other one.

Step 2: Use a mold and mildew remover, or just make your own

It's easy, really. Just prepare a spray bottle, white wine vinegar, and warm water. Simply mix 1 cup of white wine vinegar to 2 cups of warm water, then shake it in a spray bottle. Just spray the mixture on the mold and mildew then leave for a few minutes.

Step 3: Clean your commercial fridge completely

Afterwards, thoroughly rinse away the mold and mildew as well as the vinegar mixture and the whole fridge interior using a nonabrasive washcloth or a sponge. Use the same dry materials to dry the cleaned commercial fridge,. Then put back all food and drink items as previously stored.

Step 4: Keep those mold and mildew from building up

Now, it's time to do the regular cleaning and maintenance of your commercial fridge items by doing the vinegar mixture cleansing at least once a month, then monitoring the quality of your food and beverage items. Throw them away once spoiled.