Commercial mixers are key to business operations if you run a busy restaurant or bakery. You don’t have time to deal with machinery breakdowns and wait for repair professionals to fit you into their busy schedule.
One of the best ways to protect against this problem is to regularly clean your commercial mixers to prevent wear and tear from taking its toll.
When cleaning commercial mixers, it’s important to disconnect the appliance from the power source. Risk of electrical shock is high.
Also, regularly inspect the power cord, looking for exposed or frayed wires. This is a workplace safety violation that is easy to fix by ordering a replacement cord.
Lubrication Is Key
Commercial mixers are made of countless moving parts. To keep all the parts running smoothly, lubricate them regularly in order to prevent heat from warping the components. Lubricate the lift slide rails at least once a month.
A Regular Deep Clean Is Necessary
Wipe down the mixer after every use, but every once in a while, do a deep clean. This involves unscrewing the parts to clean out leftover dough from all the nooks and crannies. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the best deep-cleaning processes — refer to the mixer manual.
Make Adjustments or Replace Seals When Needed
If the agitator is out of alignment, it can wear down the parts faster than normal. It will also affect the quality of the dough. Adjust the agitator when needed. Also check the seals. If the planetary assembly leaks, replace these components as soon as possible, or call a local technician to help.
Train Employees on Best Cleaning Practices
If employees help maintain commercial mixers, ensure they understand all steps involved. You don’t want any of the mixer’s motorized parts submerged. All components should be fully dried before they are fitted back into place.
Keep a Maintenance Log
It’s common to forget the last time you deep-cleaned your commercial mixer, especially if you have multiple employees working on equipment maintenance. That’s why maintenance logs are key. Keep a log of both regular and in-depth cleanings, and schedule them throughout the year at key intervals.
Is it Time to Upgrade?
Dough Tech knows the value that quality commercial mixers can bring to your business — we work with bakery and restaurant owners who need to upgrade for both performance and efficiency reasons. We sell mixers that solve production issues and boost quality, resulting in the finest experience for your customers.