How to Clean Stainless Steel Cookware

How to Clean Stainless Steel Cookware  

Restaurants should all have a cleaning schedule in order to maintain the cleanliness of the operation area and to keep your employees safe as well. Cleaning the restaurant utensils and all equipment are very important to assure the safety of your customers and the successful operation of a kitchen.

As mentioned above, your employees should follow a cleaning guide to properly care for your restaurant and commercial kitchen equipment. Here are  five steps that are easy and simple to follow for anyone in the food service industry. According to NAFEM‘s guide, you need to:

How To Clean Stainless Steel Cookware

  1. You should clean the surface of all debris
  1. You should use special cleaners per the manufacturer spec sheet
  1. Make sure that you rinse all your equipment
  1. Wipe any residual standing water
  1. Allow the air to dry


Other cleaning methods involve the use of baking soda. WikiHow suggests “sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda onto the surface [of the pan] and rubbing the baking soda around with a dry cloth or sponge.” Adding a little bit of water gives the baking soda a paste-like consistency, which may help if you want a thicker cleaning agent.

Here are some things to remember:

  • Water spots can spoil the appearance of great looking stainless steel cookware.
  • Water spots are actually caused by the minerals in the water, so they will appear more frequently depending on the water in your area.
  • Adding vinegar to your dishwasher can be a big help in the removal of water spots.
  • Wiping pans dry with a clean cloth will ensure that no spots are left behind.

If your pans have suffered some serious burn damage and can’t be removed with soap or baking soda, you might be able to cook them off. WikiHow details this process, “Fill the pan with just enough water to cover the damage, and bring the water to a boil on the stove. Add a few spoonful of salt to the water, turn off the heat, and let the pan sit for several hours. Dump the water out and try scrubbing away the damage with a scouring pad. If the stains are really burnt on, you can repeat this process again.”


Helpful Tips

How to Clean Stainless Steel Cookware  While cleaning your stainless steel cookware, it’s important to remember to not soak the pans because it will result in pitted surfaces, which eventually rust and shorten the life of the pan. Establishing a regular cleaning routine will not only keep your stainless steel nice and clean, it will also help protect it in the long run. Having your kitchen staff clean pans after each use prevents stains and dried up food build up.




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