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Commercial Pizza Oven Maintenance Guide by SSI Services

A delicious pizza placed on a table, ready to be devoured.


⁤Crafting that perfect pizza isn't just about the ingredients; it's also about maintaining the ideal temperature for that perfect crust. For most restaurants or conner pizzerias, the oven must be hot on all burners to deliver that perfect slice. Routine maintenance is key to keeping your pizza oven in prime condition.

SSI Services has put together a comprehensive guide to help you maintain the efficiency of your commercial pizza oven, regardless of its type, including conveyor, impingement, deck, or brick oven.

STOP! Always switch off the power and let the oven cool before cleaning, ⁤⁤safety first. ⁤

⁤Conveyor & Impingement Oven Maintenance: ⁤

⁤These ovens are known for their efficiency in baking large volumes of pizzas through convection cooking, but they also, require regular cleaning to maintain optimal operation. ⁤

⁤Daily Cleaning Tips:

  • Start by removing the trays and guards. Wipe them clean using a gentle cloth and an OEM-approved cleaner. Rinse thoroughly and allow them to air dry.
  • ⁤Using a soft-bristled brush and warm water, gently scrub off any food particles from the belt.
  • Open the oven and use a soft cloth to wipe down all interior surfaces, dislodging any loose crumbs or food remnants. For stubborn bits, use a pizza scraper.
  • Coat the interior surfaces with OEM cleaner, wait 20 minutes, then wipe with a soft cloth for a sparkling finish.⁤

⁤Weekly Deep-Clean Steps:

⁤Repeat the daily steps, then remove and clean the conveyor belt and impinger fingers. ⁤⁤Apply cleaner to these parts, let them sit, then brush them down with a soft-bristled brush for a thorough cleaning.

⁤Deck Oven Maintenance: ⁤

  • ⁤Deck ovens, with their stone or stainless-steel bases, are champions at crisping pizza crusts. However, their unique materials call for special cleaning attention.
  • ⁤Avoid using water and chemical cleaners on the stone. Instead, turn up the heat to burn off any food remnants and let the oven cool before cleaning.
  • Gently clean the interior surfaces using a soft cloth dampened with warm water and a mild detergent. Avoid harsh chemicals to prevent damage.
  • ⁤Use a long-handled scraper or a stiff wire brush to remove burnt-on food. Then, sweep away debris with a handbrush or an oven-cleaning broom.

⁤Brick Oven Maintenance: ⁤

⁤The traditional choice for pizza lovers, brick ovens require careful cleaning to maintain their heat retention and cooking speed. ⁤

  • ⁤Scrape the interior to remove food remnants using a long-handle scraping tool. Then, sweep them out with a hand brush or broom.⁤
  • Remove Grease Stains: Wipe stubborn grease with a soft cloth dipped in warm water. For hard-to-reach spots, use a long stick or painter's pole.
  • Having your pizza oven's exhaust stacks cleaned monthly by a certified chimney sweeper is important to ensure safe operation and prevent buildup. ⁤

For precise maintenance requirements or commercial kitchen equipment care, it is recommended that you contact an authorized local service agent, such as SSI Services. We are fully equipped to handle the unique features of various units, ensuring that your commercial pizza oven continues to produce the mouth-watering pizzas that your customers long for.

⁤In Conclusion: ⁤

⁤Maintaining your commercial pizza oven is not just a chore, but an investment in the quality and consistency of your pizzas. SSI Services provides some useful tips to ensure your oven remains a reliable workhorse in your culinary arsenal. Whether it's a quick daily wipe-down or a thorough weekly cleaning, taking the time to care for your oven pays off in delicious dividends.

⁤Got questions about commercial pizza oven repair near me or how to keep your oven in tip-top shape? ⁤⁤SSI Services is here to help, ensuring your pizza oven repair needs are met with expertise and efficiency. ⁤⁤Keep the fire burning and the pizzas cooking with our comprehensive maintenance guide. ⁤

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