Whether you’re running a big restaurant with 100 covers, a small café or the kitchen in a care home, keeping your cooking equipment clean is vital.
When you’re cooking regularly, hobs can quickly become clogged with debris and food waste. As well as being unsightly, this could cause a serious food safety issue.
Thankfully, our commercial catering cleaning guide for hobs can help make the cleaning process simple. Here, we outline the best way to clean gas, electric and induction hobs.
How to clean a gas hob
Cleaning a gas hob is simple, but it requires a little elbow grease. Thankfully, this hob cleaning tutorial will make the process easy:
- Using a damp cloth, remove as much food and debris as possible. While doing this, pay close attention to the gas rings.
- Apply your chosen cleaning product and leave it to soak for a couple of minutes before wiping it with a damp cloth. Ensure that you clean the cloth between wipes.
- Once the hob is clean, place the metal racks and hob burner tops into the sink. Leave them to soak in hot soapy water for several minutes before cleaning them with a cloth or sponge.
- Rinse the hob burners and racks in cold water and leave them to dry.
- Buff all surfaces with a clean and soft cloth for an added shine.
How to clean an electric hob
Electric plate hobs need regular maintenance to stop food burning into the grooves. Using this hob cleaning tutorial, you can clean your electric hob in six simple steps:
- Spray the hob with a cleaning product of your choice and leave it to soak for a couple of minutes.
- Soak a large cloth in hot water and place it on the hob, leaving it for a couple of minutes. This will help lift burnt-on stains and grease.
- Wipe off any loose grime and food using the cloth, repeating the process if necessary.
- Work the cleaning solution into the grooves of the heating element using a brush that will remove tough stains.
- Wipe the heating elements with a damp cloth, making sure to remove all remnants of the cleaning product.
- Leave to dry completely before switching back on.
How to clean an induction hob
Although induction hobs are generally the easiest to clean, they still require regular maintenance. To ensure yours is always spick and span, follow the six steps in this hob cleaning tutorial:
- Wipe away any excess dirt or grime from your hob using a paper towel.
- Place your chosen cleaning product onto the surface of the hob, leaving it to soak for a couple of minutes.
- Clean the solution away using a damp, soapy cloth.
- Repeat the process if necessary to remove any burnt-on stains.
- Dry the induction hob using paper towels.
- Buff up your induction hob using a slightly damp microfiber cloth.