If you have just invested some serious money in brand spanking new crockery maybe now is the time to make sure staff are trained and aware on the proper care of your crockery!
There is a tendency because they did not pay for your restaurant crockery for your staff not to give the respect these essential catering products require, but worry not, we’re here to make sure your crockery is not just for Christmas!
How NOT to unload your dishwasher
You may have a massive pass through dishwasher or just a small commercial one but the rules are the same:
- Keep china, glass and metal separate to prevent chipping, breakages and metal marking.
- On that note, for best results glass should always be washed in a glasswasher where possible as dishwashes are designed to wash at a much higher heat which can risk damaging glassware.
- Never over fill your dishwasher as it may seem more eco-friendly to make less loads but your crockery will get damaged and often require washing again.
- Never cover the spray arms either and load so that your crockery is not touching anything.
The ideal timescale is to wash your crockery is within 40 minutes of use!
The unwritten unloading dishwasher rules!
- Allow items to air dry before stacking, so make sure there is enough space in your pot wash area especially between clean and dirty dishes!
- Don’t stack items that are not designed to be stacked and if possible store your china on high grade stainless steel shelves, with a shelf mat to prevent picking up unsightly metal marks.
- Remember to keep your beautiful crockery separate from metal and glassware and don’t be tempted to over stack.
Items that are decorated with metallic decorations are not dishwasher safe however pretty they may be!
Survival of the crockery – tips and tricks
- Choose a detergent is specifically designed to be used with automatic dishwashers such as the Jangro Dishwasher Detergent available in hard and soft water formulations.
- Only use the recommended amount as detailed in your dishwasher’s manual. Why? Too much or too little can adversely affect the cleaning process, so it’s not the more the merrier this Christmas or being a Scrooge that will help!
- Never put your detergent directly onto crockery as this can result in damage!
- Don’t forget your rinse aid as it also helps to reduce friction which is better for the life of your crockery!
- Avoid stacking dirty china and if possible don’t mix cutlery and ceramics together, as it’s advisable not to put these on in the same load.
- Remove left-over food immediately from your crockery, using a plastic spatula instead of the table knife, as this prevents scratching and the marking of your crockery.
- There are certain foods that due to their acidity can cause staining if left to stand for a while, so rinse as soon as possible and don’t put off those dishes till the next shift! Make sure the water you use is not too hot as this may bake-on leftovers.
- Never, never, never use a scouring pad to remove stains as this will permanently scratch the surface which can then create a cycle of future staining.
“What You Can’t Just Pop It Straight In The Dishwasher?! Nope, You Have To Scrape & Rinse.”
4 tried and tested products you need to try!
Jangro Dishwasher Detergent – Regularly clean your dishwasher to prevent limescale build-up.
Jangro’s Dishwasher Rinse Aid – Not only does it rinse your crockery, it also helps to reduce friction which is better for the life of your crockery!
Jangro Odourless Kitchen Cleaner Sanitiser – Clean your dishwasher at the end of every shift with this product which has been specifically manufactured for commercial kitchen cleaning. Whilst you are there, use this cleaning product to also keep your dishwasher’s external surface free from water marks and gleaming!