Properly cleaning and maintaining slicers is important to reduce the risk of bacteria growth and cross contamination. Here are five maintenance steps operators can take to ensure a long and safe service life from their slicers.
Although these units don't require much maintenance, there are a number of procedures that can help extend the service life of slicers.
Motors are usually sealed and are, thus, maintenance-free. Antibacterial protection on knobs, handles and other key slicer parts can impede bacterial growth and help improve food safety. Permanently mounted knife covers allow cleaning without exposing the blade, while removable carriage systems provide easy cleaning and sanitation.
A slicer constructed out of aluminum can be more likely to scratch and pit in the casting, which can collect pathogens. Stainless steel works is more durable for high volume use and decreases the odds of contamination.