Showing posts from November, 2017

How to Handle a Grease Fire in Your Commercial Kitchen

When running a commercial kitchen, there's a lot of grease involved. This poses a risk for grease fires if you're not careful. Thousands of restaurants report fires each year. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that these fires cause an average of $246 million in property damage. A major fire can ruin a business and lead to a lot of lost revenue. The majority of restaurant kitchen fires begin when flammable cooking material, such as oil and grease, ignite. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC discusses how to handle a grease fire, as well as some prevention tips. How to Put Out a Grease Fire The most important thing to remember when a grease fire occurs in your commercial kitchen is not to use water. For small kitchen fires, start by turning off the heat source. Then attempt to remove all the oxygen that's fueling the fire. This can be accomplished by covering it with another pot or baking pan. If you are unable to cover the fire, dump baking soda on top

Top 4 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Commercial Kitchen Equipment

As a restaurant owner, you want your kitchen equipment to last for years to come. Food service equipment is expensive, and Fast Fix LLC is here to help you keep it in tip-top shape for as long as possible. Follow these guidelines to extend the life of your commercial kitchen equipment. 1. Constantly Clean Your Equipment.  The single most important step in prolonging the life of your commercial kitchen equipment is to keep it clean. That means cleaning it daily, and sometimes multiple times per day depending on the piece of equipment and how often it is used. By avoiding the build up of grease and grime, which can cause premature malfunction. 2. Use Proper Cleaning Methods.  Not only is it important to clean your commercial kitchen equipment regularly, but it's important to clean it properly. That means using the proper cleaning supplies and chemicals that are safe for the type of equipment you are cleaning. Refer to the operating manual for guidelines to follow. Using

Preparing Your Restaurant for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means both companies and individuals are going to be looking for the perfect spot to host their holiday parties. Your restaurant could be that spot! Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips for preparing your restaurant for holidays. From training your staff to prepping the kitchen, there's a lot to do to prepare for the holiday season. 1. Hire Seasonal Staff.  Not only are you likely to have an influx of customers during the holiday season, but your seasoned employees are going to want some time off. Be sure to over staff during the months of November and December to make sure you can cater to all your customers, and continue to provide great service throughout the holiday season. You want people to keep coming back, and in order to do that, they need to have a great experience at your restaurant. 2. Determine a Holiday Menu.  Many restaurants choose to offer special menu items during the holiday season. Now

How to Clean & Maintain Your Rotisserie Oven

While not as common as stoves or fryers, some commercial kitchens use rotisseries for cooking chicken. These unique pieces of equipment require daily cleaning and maintenance to keep them working properly. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC offers some tips for cleaning and maintaining rotisserie ovens. Cleaning Your Rotisserie Oven While you should clean every piece of equipment in your commercial kitchen each day, it's especially important to clean your rotisseries daily to maintain good performance. In order to do so, you will need a bucket of water with non-chlorinated soap, a spray bottle of floor and wall cleaner, a spray bottle of food-safe sanitizer, a bottle of food-safe coating spray, a scrub pad, a clean cloth, a squeegee, safety goggles, oven cleaning gloves and possibly a razor blade scraper. Cleaning Prep After the last cooking cycle of the day, be sure to power off the rotisserie. Make sure to let it cool off for at least 15 minutes before attempting to clea