Want to know how to clean your commercial popcorn popper? Cleaning your machine each time will ensure that you and your friends do not suffer from death and illness. Reading this article will give you all the necessary knowledge to make washing your popcorn machine as easy as counting to three.
Firstly, make sure your popcorn machine has cooled down by waiting until it is cool to the touch. Cleaning a machine that is still hot can be dangerous to your health. Safe temperatures vary from person to person, so use your own judgment and do not clean the machine until you think it is safe to do so.
Following this you will want to make sure all popcorn has been removed from the popcorn machine. You do not want to attempt to disinfect a machine that still has food in it.
Use a sponge or towel to rub the kettle down until it is spotless. Heavy industrial strength cleaners can be used to make your machine shine. After spraying the kettle it is best to wait fifteen to twenty minutes before wiping the spray off. Following this step will ensure the cleaning materials are able to break through any mess left after cooking.
Glass pieces can be cleaned using the same products you would use on your windows. Clean them the same way you would clean glass dishes or windows. Follow this up by wiping them down with a wet wash rag to make sure all the cleaner is removed. Window cleaner is not a good thing to taste when eating a fresh batch of popcorn?
Metal components like trays and posts can be cleaned with soap and water. It is best to wash these by hand, but some machines will allow you to put the components in the dishwasher. See what the users manual says to do before attempting this.
Lastly you will want to completely dry all components of the popcorn maker. This will ensure that the machine is completely clean and give you an easier time when doing your final inspection. Making sure the glass is dry will also keep the machine streak free.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article on cleaning popcorn machines. Use these tips each and every time you clean your machine and you will be sure to keep your popcorn maker running like new for years to come.