Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Having a commercial kitchen cleaning checklist in place at your restaurant or catering business is essential for every business for consistency and hygiene. Spot inspections by a health inspector could cost your business money and tarnish your reputation. Stay ahead of the grime by using this comprehensive commercial kitchen cleaning checklist.


A commercial kitchen cleaning checklist will hep you stay organized and you can easily delegate tasks to your employees. Keeping your equipment clean will increase the lifespan of your kitchen equipment and your food will taste better without the grease build up. In addition, a well-maintained front of house will make an impression on your guests and encourage return visits and recommendations to others.


Daily Commercial Kitchen Cleaning


  • Disinfect prep surfaces
  • Wipe down and disinfect walls for back splash
  • Mop floors
  • Wipe down grill, flat top and fryer. Clean behind and under these appliances too
  • Change the foil lining on top of the ranges, grills, and flattops
  • Clean bins and areas around bins to avoid bacteria and pests
  • Wash and disinfect can openers, knives, meat slicers
  • Disinfect sinks
  • Take out trash and recycling
  • Refill soap dispensers and replace empty paper towel rolls
  • Wash cloths, towels and aprons
  • Wash the utensils, smallwares, flatware, and glassware and let them air dry overnight


Weekly Commercial Kitchen Cleaning


  • Wash and disinfect walk-ins
  • Thoroughly clean ovens
  • Thoroughly clean floor drains
  • Delime the sinks and faucets


Monthly Commercial Kitchen Cleaning


  • Clean ice machine
  • Clean and disinfect freezers
  • Change pest control traps
  • Wash walls and ceiling to remove grease
  • Clean coffee machine
  • Clean behind and under all appliances
  • Wash vent hoods
  • Wash behind the hot line to prevent clogs
  • Clean out and sanitize the ice machine (every 6 months)


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    Benefits of using a commercial kitchen cleaning checklist


    • Maintain the reputation of your restaurant
    • Provide safe and sanitary environment for your employees
    • Maintain a good relationship with the health inspector
    • Maintain equipment and save money


    Cleaning your commercial kitchen consistently and thoroughly is important to prevent cross-contamination and the spread of bacteria. Hiring a professional such as Kempston Cleaning to do a commercial kitchen deep clean is essential for any business. We use industrial cleaning and disinfecting solutions to create a hygienic environment that would make any health inspector happy. We have tried and tested tools and techniques to get the job done.


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