Restaurant owners and operators who want the best-tasting pizza for their customers will want to make sure their commercial pizza ovens are functioning at their best. To do so, they’ll need to be properly maintained.
Wondering where to start? Here are four simple and important tips on how to maintain your pizza ovens.
1. Clean oven interiors at least once daily
The restaurant industry is a messy business so it’s best to clean the interior of commercial pizza ovens at least once daily (typically at closing time). You’ll want to check your owner’s manual for cleaning product recommendations, as this can vary depending on the type of ovens you have. However, a good daily cleaning will keep your pizzas tasting great and your oven working well.
2. Deep clean your ovens at least once monthly
Even self-cleaning commercial pizza ovens need a good, deep clean every once in a while. Despite cleaning daily, your oven may develop greasy build-up that’s left behind from spills, overcooked crumbs, and leftover debris that can produce smoke while cooking. If you’re not sure how to deep clean your pizza oven, check your owner’s manual for specific instructions on what cleaning products and procedures you should use.
3. Regularly check your ovens’ door seals
The oven door seal on commercial pizza ovens should maintain a proper and tight fit at all times. You should check the seal frequently by sticking a piece of paper between the door seal. If it can easily slide through, the seal is too loose and will require repair.
4. Make sure your thermostats are calibrated and operating correctly
Over time, your pizza ovens may not cook as efficiently due to poorly calibrated thermostats. You can test them by using an internal oven thermometer to measure the temperature and compare it to the thermostat’s setting. If the temperatures don’t match up, you might need to have a professional recalibrate your oven controls. If that doesn’t work, one or more of your thermostats may need to be replaced.
Need Repairs for Commercial Pizza Ovens?
Regular ongoing maintenance of your pizza ovens will prevent costly repairs and extend the lifespan of your equipment. However, sometimes things still break down and you need a reliable repair service.
Commercial Restaurant Service has more than 20 years of experience working on pizza ovens and other equipment. We always promise timely and quality service to get you back up and running in no time. Contact us today to schedule your service.