Regular cleaning and sanitization of ice cream machines helps ensure food safety. Foodservice operators can also take a number of other steps to ensure they properly maintain these units.
It's important to follow local health codes when cleaning ice cream machines.
Here are five steps foodservice operators should follow when maintaining an ice cream machine. Keep in mind, though, that the manufacturer's instructions need to take precedence.
Changing scraper blades regularly is important, because blades that are not in good condition leave a film of frozen product on the cylinder walls. This buildup can compromise the unit, causing longer freeze times.
Some manufacturers offer heat treatment soft-serve equipment that only has to be disassembled and cleaned once every 14 days. This saves cleaning time, water and chemicals as well as enhances food safety.
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