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How to properly maintain your Rotary Oven

Rotary ovens offer many commercial advantages over older traditional and conventional ovens. Higher produce, Greener operations, Superior Quality, Shorter cooking times and ease of operations are just a few.
Just like any other commercial equipment, rotary ovens also require regular maintenance to avoid any disruptions in cooking process. Effective cleaning and maintenance can preserve your oven’s condition for decades.  But more often than not, most bakers struggle to perform these regular tasks. And end up paying huge repair fees every year.

Types of maintenance:

Rotary ovens require various types of maintenance and cleaning. Depending on your load and usage, you may want to clean your oven daily, weekly or biweekly. And perform various component checks every 3 months or twice a year.

Let’s briefly take look at some ways to effectively maintain your rotary oven. If at any point, you feel lost, then do not hesitate to contact our experts here.

 

Daily Maintenance Procedures:

  • Always seal the main door, while baking.
  • After each cycle, the oven must be cleaned for any residue or leftovers. To maintain a higher hygiene standard, do not forget to disinfect the baking compartment everyday.
  • When in doubt, always contact the engineering staff before going any further.
  • Once finished baking, allow the oven to cool down completely on its own. Clean the baking plates, Trolleys, inside of the baking chamber with a wet cloth or bleaching agents.
  • Always wear safety equipment and use soft cotton cloth for cleaning.
  • Don’t forget to check Oil/LPG tanks or power supply cables for any type of damage or leakage.

Monthly Maintenance Procedures:

  • Open, Empty and clean the water filter. Check for any potential water leakage before fitting it back into place.
  • Apply grease to trolley casters, door shafts, locking mechanisms, sliders and bearings. Properly oil the chain, and regulate tension as required.
  • Do a full cleaning of the floorboard and walls with high pressured air and sanitizers.
  • Check the integrity of door lock and seal. Replace it if necessary.

Bi-Annual Maintenance:

  • A comprehensive assessment of all parts by a professional is
  • Thoroughly clean the oven with a vacuum cleaner, dry air blowers and sanitizers.
  • Check all the electrical components and wirings, and replace worn out wiring as required.
  • Ensure that motor, thermal protectors, exhaust fans and Control panel are all working properly.
  • Check all pipes and water, energy supply lines for leakage or damage.
  • If fluorescent lights seem little dim or flickering, consider replacing.
  • For LPG/Oil based machines, comprehensive assessment of burners is recommended. Remove any carbon deposit between burners and heat exchangers. Use high-pressure air to remove as much deposition as possible.

In addition to performing all these maintenance tasks, it is important to educate operators about most common problems and their causes. A basic understanding of how the machine works can help to identify potential problems quickly and ahead of time. These timely management tasks help your oven to run efficiently and improve service life. 

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