Daily Commercial Kitchen Maintenance Checklist

The Daily Commercial Kitchen Maintenance Checklist includes standard maintenance practices, equipment operation, food safety, and more for daily inspections. ​

Daily Commercial Kitchen Maintenance Checklist



Fryers

1. Is the exterior wiped down with a soft cloth dampened in water and mild detergent or degreaser?


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2. Are fryer baskets cleaned with soap and water or in a dishwasher (if the dishwasher is safe)?


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Grills & Griddles

1. Are grills and griddles scraped off after use?


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2. Are clean drip trays emptied and cleaned with a degreaser?


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Ovens & Ranges

1. Are racks/grates brushed off and soaked in warm, soapy water?


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2. Are crumbs and other remnants brushed out from the interior?


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3. Are interior walls wiped down with a damped soft cloth? Use mild dish soap, if necessary.


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4. Are exterior surfaces wiped down with a soft cloth, warm water, and mild detergent?


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5. Is the flattop cleaned with a solution of warm water and mild detergent (if applicable)?


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6. Is debris removed from the vent?


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7. Are drip trays emptied and cleaned with a degreaser?


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8. Conveyor units only — Are remnants brushed off the conveyor belt with a brush?


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9. Cook and hold units only — Are shelves and racks removed and cleaned and are pans dripped in warm water and mild detergent?


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10. Deck units only — Are ash and debris inside the oven cleaned using a brush or scraper?


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11. Deck units only — Are debris removed and brushed off the cooking stone?


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Steamers, Kettles & Tilt Braising Pans

1. Is the unit cleaned with warm water, mild detergent, and a brush?


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2. Are drip trays empty and cleaned with mild detergent and warm water?


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3. Steam kettles only — Are external and interior surfaces wiped down with a soft cloth dampened in mild detergent and warm water?


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4. Tilt braising pans only — Are front, back, sides, and splash guards washed with a soft cloth, warm water, and mild detergent?


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Refrigeration

1. Is any debris removed from shelves and are any spills or moisture wiped down?


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2. Have you swept, vacuumed, and/or mopped walk-in refrigeration unit floors?


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3. Have the internal temperatures of each unit recorded?


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Food Prep Equipment (Processors, Grinders, Mixers, Slicers)

1. Are bowls, containers, and all attachments washed in warm water and mild detergent after use?


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2. Is the machine cleaned and based with warm water, mild detergent, and a soft cloth or small brush after use?


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3. Is the machine sanitized and dried after use?


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Warewashers

1. Is water drained from the unit?


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2. Did you remove and clean wash arms with warm water, mild detergent, and a soft cloth or brush?


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3. Did you remove and clean curtains with warm water, mild detergent, and a soft cloth or brush?


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4. Were the internal temperatures of each unit recorded?


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Beverage & Coffee Machines

1. Were the beverage dispenser nozzles soaked in sanitizing solution and scrubbed to remove syrup?


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General Maintenance

1. Were utensils, bowls, coffee pots, and other kitchen tools washed in warm water and soap after use?


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2. Were any spills on countertops, floors, walls, and equipment surfaces wiped throughout the day?


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3. Were cutting boards, utensils, countertops, and prep tables cleaned and disinfected throughout the day?


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4. Were the kitchen and pantry floors swept or vacuumed?


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5. Were the kitchen floors mopped with a cleaning solution or a degreasing agent?


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6. Were the washing stations and sinks cleaned out?


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7. Were soiled rags and linens placed in the laundry (separate from uniforms)?


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8. Were soiled uniforms placed in the laundry (separate from rags and linen)?


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