Office Kitchen Cleaning Schedule – A Simple Guide

The daily office grind. We’ve all been there and it’s the break times and lunch hours that can punctuate the hard working day with some respite. Unfortunately, there are many office kitchens and canteens that are just not up to scratch cleanliness wise. Industrial cleaning supplies shouldn’t just be the preserve of 5 star restaurants – everyone deserves to be able to prepare and eat food in a clean and hygienic environment – even in an office.

Follow the suggested routine tasks to help ensure your office kitchen area remains a clean and hygienic environment

Follow the suggested routine tasks to help ensure your office kitchen area remains a clean and hygienic environment

As people bring in dirt from outside the building, the office areas and the bathrooms it is vitally important that worktop surfaces, tables, microwaves, toasters, kettles, and most of all the fridges, are kept as clean as possible. Without a clean environment your workers are at risk of bacteria that could cause such illnesses as gastroenteritis and the like.

Whether you and your colleagues clean the office kitchen yourself or you employ a cleaning company. We’ve put together a suggested guide on how you can keep different areas of your office kitchen clean on a regular basis.

Suggested Cleaning Schedule: Office Kitchen & Vending Areas Suggested Kitchen Area Cleaning Supplies
Daily cleaning tasks

  • Empty waste bins and remove refuse to designated areas
  • Brush/vacuum loose matting
  • Vacuum used traffic areas
  • Sweep/damp mop resilient floor surfaces
  • Clean sinks, drainers etc
  • Replenish paper hand towels or centrefeed rolls
  • Damp wash and dry burnish table surfaces
  • Check interiors of fridges and microwaves for spillages

Weekly cleaning tasks

  • Dust all horizontal surfaces to hand height
  • Spot clean doors and partitions including glazing
  • Clean kitchen furniture
  • Damp wipe/burnish laminate or other furniture
  • Fully vacuum carpeted areas
  • Damp wipe interior and exterior surfaces to microwaves and fridges

Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Dust surfaces to medium height using 1m extended flick mop
  • Damp wipe/polish finger plates, kick plates and door furniture
  • Damp wipe radiators and pipework
  • Burnish vinyl floor surfaces
  • Clean interior of fridges

Quarterly cleaning tasks

  • Damp wipe interior and exterior surface of waste bins
  • Damp wipe marks from doors and partitions
  • Defrost fridges
  • Dust/damp wipe chairs
  • Clean all windows – internal and external

Six Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Scrub floor surfaces
  • Apply seal to vinyl floor surfaces
Kitchen Cleaning Chemicals:

  • Jangro Kitchen Cleaner Sanitiser
    An odourless, multi-purpose cleaner sanitiser and disinfectant spray that removes dirt and kills bacteria.
  • How to use: On food contact surfaces wipe or spray the surface and rinse with clean water. On non-food contact areas simply wipe or spray surface then allow to air dry.
  • Jangro Kitchen Degreaser Heavy Duty is a powerful multi-purpose kitchen cleaner and degreaser with bactericidal properties. Suitable for use on all hard surfaces, i.e. floors and tiles.
  • How to use: For cleaning everyday dilute 20ml of detergent per 5 litres of hot water. Mop, wipe or spray the surface then rinse with clean water.
    For heavily soiled areas and grease dilute 100ml of detergent per 5 litres of hot water. Mop, wipe or spray surface then rinse with clean water.
  • Jangro Stainless Steel Cleaner for use on all types of stainless steel kitchen equipment. Removes light deposits of fat, grease and food
  • How to use: Spray sparingly directly onto surface and wipe clean immediately with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Jangro Concentrated Lemon Detergent is made from high quality ingredients which are effective and mild to the skin. Ideal for manual dishwashing and as a general hard surface cleaner.
  • How to use: For washing up dilute 10ml per 5 litres of hot water. For floors, walls and tiles dilute 10ml per 5 litres of warm water.

Further suggested janitorial supplies

Don’t forget an another important element is the daily task of managing the kitchen office waste. It is suggested that general waste is black bagged. Waste bin liners should be replaced as required. Finally, for the recycling of paper, cans, cups etc. follow your company guidelines on recycling waste.

Some of the daily and weekly kitchen cleaning tasks include cleaning the sinks, topping-up the handtowels and wiping clean the surfaces

Some of the daily and weekly kitchen cleaning tasks include cleaning the sinks, topping-up the handtowels and wiping clean the surfaces

Look out for our previous cleaning guide articles: Washroom Cleaning Schedule and General Housekeeping Cleaning Schedule. Contact Wray Bros for further help and information on how to get the best from your janitorial supplies.

Cleaning products that keep a pub, hotel or restaurant clean & fresh, part 2

Following on from the previous article How to keep a Pub or Club Clean and Fresh – A Hospitable Environment in the Hospitality Trade this follow-up blog details what cleaning supplies can be used in specific areas to keep your catering business clean, fresh and hazard free for your customers.

Which Cleaning Products Should You Use in a Bar Area?

Don’t be scared by the mention of specific products for specific areas, this article isn’t intended as a pushy sales call to make you buy everything within our range. We understand there is no need for that. As a handy help Wray Bros has put together the following, condensed list for different areas that might be applicable to your pub or club. It includes the products we’d suggest using to have the maximum impact for your business and keep your work premises fresh, clean and hygienic at all times.

Using a specialist bar & catering supplier will provide you with the necessary cleaning products and knowledge to keep your premises in the highest quality condition

Using a specialist bar & catering supplier will provide you with the necessary cleaning products and knowledge to keep your premises in the highest quality condition

Products to use for Machine Glass washing

Products to use for Manual Glass washing

Jangro Supreme Washing Up Liquid is a high active unperfumed detergent with bactericide. For manual glasswashing add to hot water in sink & wash drinking glasses.  For cleaning Spirit Measures submerge the measures in solution of Jangro Supreme for a minimum 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly in clean water & allow to air dry

Products to use for Beer line Cleaning

Jangro Beer Pipeline Cleaner is a pipeline cleaner & sanitiser. To use

  • Disconnect line from barrel & drain beer from system
  • Draw the pipeline solution into system & leave for 10 minutes
  • Draw off used solution & repeat process
  • Flush system with clean water until emerging water is clean
  • Re-connect beer supply. Sample beer before selling

Products to use on bar tops, food counters, tables & shelves

For bar tops, food counters, tables & shelves spray Jangro Kitchen Cleaner Sanitiser onto surface & wipe with clean damp cloth. For a streak free finish on glass surfaces and mirrors spray Jangro Glass & Mirror Cleaner sparingly onto surface & wipe with clean dry cloth. To clean smudges and remove finger marks from stainless steel cabinets spray Jangro Stainless Steel Cleaner sparingly onto surface & wipe with clean dry cloth.

Products to use on walls, doors and floors

Jangro Kitchen Degreaser Heavy Duty is ideal for use on walls and doors. To use apply solution to surface & wipe with cloth. To use the degreaser on the floor firstly sweep to remove debris. Add Jangro Kitchen Degreaser Heavy Duty to hot water in bucket & mop or scrub floor as required.

Products to Use in Washroom/Non-Risk Areas

At Wray Bros we have a range of long-lasting perfumed cleaning products that really hit the senses with a pleasant smell. We all know that a visit to the washroom in many pubs and restaurants is not always the most pleasant experience. Our washroom cleaning supplies and air fragrance products will put those days well into the past and leave your customers with only happy experiences on your premises.

 Find help and advice as running a pub, club, hotel or restaurant your cleaning regime is always going to be an important part of your daily task list.

Find help and advice as running a pub, club, hotel or restaurant your cleaning regime is always going to be an important part of your daily task list.

Don’t forget the hospitality workwear

Another range Wray Bros is proud of that adds to the ambience of your pub/restaurant brand is the catering uniforms and hospitality workwear range. You can ensure that your brand identity retains its integrity with all staff looking smart and together as a team – leaving a lasting impression on any customer who walks through your door.

A Clean Pub is a Hospitable One

We understand the pressures involved with running a pub or club and your cleaning regime is always going to be an important part of your daily task list. By keeping your premises clean and fragrant in all areas will entice new customers in, keep old customers coming back and maintain high standards of staff morale and customer service. We hope the blog has been able to help you put together the perfect approach to cleaning your workplace, be it a pub, club hotel or restaurant.  For a quote on your catering cleaning supplies call Wray Bros today.

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