Range/oven combinations are found in many operations, and staff use them for everything from cooking bacon, making baked goods, producing soups and sauces, and sauteing proteins and pasta. Here are a few tips to keeping your range/oven in good working order.
- Keep an eye out for cracks in the burners. These can impact the performance of the unit.
- Keep burners clean and clear or debris. Don’t, however, wrap burner grates in foil to keep them clean. Doing so can interrupt the air flow the burner relies on.
- If a range is combined with an oven or refrigerated base, be sure to treat the door below well. No slamming or standing on the door, as these acts can damage hinges and gaskets.
- Clean range tops regularly, as the grease and debris from these units can build up quickly. Be sure to use a cleaner approved by the equipment manufacturer. The wrong cleaner can scuff or damage your unit.