Commercial Ice Cream Freezer: Keeping it Clean

September 18, 2019

To many, cleaning an ice cream freezer merely means pulling out all the food and allowing the appliance to defrost.

Defrosting is a vital step, but it is not the only thing that needs to happen to maintain a clean freezer. To ensure optimal performance and keep your utility bills low, clean your machine to prevent cross-contamination in your ice cream freezer.

 

How to Clean Your Commercial Ice Cream Freezer

  1. Turn off the ice cream freezer: Switch your freezer off or unplug the unit; whichever is most accessible.
  2. Empty the ice: Empty any ice trays into a bowl and place in the cooler.
  3. Unload the ice cream freezer: Take out all the ice cream and put it in the cooler.
  4. Remove and wash all detachable drawers and shelves: Let the units come to room temperature before cleaning to avoid cracking.
  5. Use Recommended Cleaner: Clean with the recommended cleaner as needed.
  6. Wipe down the doors and door seal: Don’t forget to wipe down the ice cream freezer door and the surrounding seal! Dry the ice cream freezer off with a towel before plugging it back in and restocking it to avoid ice buildup.

 

Why You’re Cleaning Your Commercial Ice Cream Freezer 

  • To comply with FDA regulations
  • To comply with the Arkansas Administrative Code
  • To comply with Arkansas’s Department of Health’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program
  • To avoid contamination
  • To prevent your guests from becoming sick
  • To make more room for fresh inventory

 

Unless there’s a lot of spillages, a prolonged power outage or you are in a high-humidity area, most ice cream freezers can get a thorough cleaning once a month. Follow manufacturer’s suggestions, however, since recommendations vary from model to model.

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