The worst thing that can happen to your business is for a customer to complain about your cleanliness or for you to fail a restaurant inspection and have it reported to the public. With the Internet review sites and also restaurants being named on television and in papers, there are many businesses who cannot afford to have a reputation of being dirty. Here are a few tips on how you can keep your kitchen clean and avoid negative press.


Each appliance should regularly be thoroughly cleaned to keep up with Australian's sanitation standards. Ovens are often the most common appliance that gives business owners trouble and that's because grease is often difficult to scrub off. One way to help with this is to try steaming the oven. High temperature steam reduces grease and grime to liquid which can be sprayed down with a cleaning solution and quickly wiped away. Fridges and freezers also benefit from a steam cleaning method; this is because it melts down the ice and allows germs to be wiped away as well.


Your floors are one of the most important areas in your kitchen to keep clean. This is because even though food that you serve to your customers may not come in direct contact with the floor, there are still airborne germs that can be passed from the floor to your food. These germs often develop when old food has not been cleaned off the floor or sitting water has been left unattended. These germs can be tracked across your business by shoes, contaminating everything they come across without you even knowing.

To avoid this problem, your kitchen floors should be cleaned multiple times a day. From sweeping to applying a cleaning solution and thorough mopping, your staff should be sure to clean under furniture and appliances, cleaning up all crumbs and remnants of any dirt particles or other trash on the floor. When mopping, always make sure you use a cleaning solution that is made specifically for commercial kitchens. You should mop each area multiple times before allowing to dry.

Benchtops & Stainless Steel

Benchtops, particularly stainless steel ones, should be wiped down with disinfectant and cleaned with solutions made specifically for commercial kitchen stainless steel. There should be no residue left on the steel, and after cleaning the counters they should be dried with clean towels. This is because if too much water is left sitting on the counter, germs will begin to form and contaminate the rest of your kitchen as they travel through the air.

You should also consider hiring commercial cleaners like Lotus Filters to take care of the exhaust system and ducts because the vents can become filled with grease and other particulates that will pose fire hazards.