A commercial restaurant range is an essential piece of cooking equipment for any restaurant, catering business, bistro, cafeteria, dining hall, or other foodservice business. These units allow chefs to boil, steam, simmer, fry, grill, and saute foods, and models that come with ovens enable you to cook and bake items, as well. Choose from either a gas restaurant range, which has a standing pilot light, or an electric model, which eliminates the need for a gas line hookup.
Each commercial range we carry comes with either an open base for storing pots and pans or with a standard, convection, or space-saving oven for cooking. Select models also include griddles on their tops for frying pancakes, burgers, eggs, cheesesteaks, and other foods. Additionally, we carry heavy-duty ranges that are best suited for use in high-volume establishments.
If you’re looking for a specialty commercial range, then we have you covered. We offer countertop ranges for food trucks and compact kitchens, drop-in styles for buffets, and portable models for caterers. You can even find a restaurant range that is specially designed to hold larger cookware items like woks and stock pots.
Cleaning Your Commercial Stove Top
We all know that commercial kitchens are busy places, and without a solid plan in place for cleaning, things can go by the wayside. There are many different pieces of equipment that get used, but none so much as your commercial stove top. It takes quite the beating from high heat, lots of usage, and hot grease on a regular basis. Keeping your stove clean isn’t just to make it easier to use, it’s the difference between keeping your restaurant open or not. Here are a few tips we have to keep your commercial stovetop clean.
Tips for Cleaning Your Commercial Stovetop
While you’re using your stove, it’s important to wipe up spills as they happen. This will prevent food particles and grease from becoming burnt to the surface and much harder to remove later.
Do you have a gas stove? It’s important to remove the burner covers, drip trays, and knobs when cleaning it. You can soak them in a tub of hot, soapy water to loosen the grease. You may have to soak them for up to half an hour if there is a lot of grime and build up.
If you have an electric stove, you still have some cleaning to do. Lift the burner plates and remove the metal bowls underneath. Soak the bowls and knobs in hot, soapy water to help release the grease.
Be sure to refer to your owners manual when learning what types of cleaning products and utensils you can use. In most cases, you can use steel wool to scrub off the grease and get the surface of your stove shining like new.
If you have a special, heavy-duty degreaser spray that specific for your appliance model, it’s time to pull it out! You can use it to clean the surfaces around the burners, as well as the front and side of the stove.
After you have soaked and scrubbed the burner covers, you can rinse and dry them thoroughly before putting them back on the stove.
Once a month, you’ll want to pull the stove tops away from the wall and use a degreaser on the back of the stove and wall.
It’s important to keep this appliance clean! If grease and food particles stick to it, you can be sure that bacteria will be there as well. This isn’t just going to affect the quality of your food, but it can affect your entire business.