Top Products to Help Clean and Organize Your Commercial Kitchen

By SC Johnson Professional

Keeping a commercial kitchen clean around the clock may seem like a daunting, complicated process. However, with the right products in place, it doesn’t have to feel like such a chore. Using professional, trusted products designed for specific commercial kitchen needs can help make cleaning tasks a breeze. Below are common kitchen duties paired with professional products that complement and help simplify processes, while producing quality results.

Clean, Disinfect and Sanitize Your Kitchen with One Product

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants and food pick-up/delivery services that include washing, rinsing and sanitizing food contact surfaces after use. In addition, it advises to frequently disinfect surfaces repeatedly touched by employees such as counters, doorknobs, equipment handles, etc.[1]   

To meet these best practices, we recommend using SC Johnson Professional® Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Sanitizer Cleaner, a multi-purpose cleaner that can kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on a variety of hard, non-porous surfaces. It can be used to clean most commercial kitchen surfaces including counter tops, floors, refrigerator handles, glass stove tops, etc. In addition, it can be used on a wide range of common kitchen materials including aluminum, chrome, glazed ceramic tile, stainless steel as well as sealed granite and marble. Using one product to clean, disinfect and sanitize helps simplify and expedite routine cleaning.

De-Grease Ovens and Grills with Ease

Removing grease is a common pain point for many commercial kitchens since it builds up quickly and can be tough to remove. SC Johnson Professional® fantastik® Max Heavy-Duty Oven & Grill Cleaner is specifically formulated for food service and commercial applications. It removes stubborn carbon deposits, grease, grime and baked on soils on broilers, fryers, griddles, vent hoods, splash panels, grill tops and surrounding kitchen surfaces. It is safe to use on self-cleaning ovens and its foam action spray quickly saturates surfaces to allow for fast, yet effective cleaning.

Cut Through Clogs

Clogged drains are a nuisance, but they don’t have to slow a kitchen down. SC Johnson Professional® Drano® Max Gel cuts directly through standing water to clear clogs and restore drains to a free-flowing state. Its thick formulation is designed to dissolve tough clogs fast and protect pipes from corrosion. It is safe to use in plastic, PVC, metal pipes, garbage disposals and septic systems.

Keep Stored Food Fresh

Nobody wants food to go to waste. For effective food storage, use Ziploc® brand storage bags. They are designed to block out air, lock in freshness and provide space-saving storage. The Smart Zip Plus® seal enables users to feel, hear and see the bag close from edge-to-edge – providing confidence that the food is properly stored. Manufactured to meet FDA requirements, the bags are easy to open and fill, and are available in 2-gallon, gallon, quart and sandwich bag sizes. Further, Ziploc® brand Freezer Bags are designed to lock out freezer burn to help keep food fresh.  Less freezer burn means less wasted food and money.

Promote Proper Hand Hygiene

According to the CDC, handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent food poisoning when preparing food[2]. Supply AgroBac™ PURE FOAM Wash, an antimicrobial foam hand soap formulated for use in food handling environments that is effective against common foodborne pathogens. It is delivered in a hygienic cartridge and ultrasonically sealed to reduce the risk of external contamination.

In addition, provide hand sanitizer to further promote hand hygiene. Place InstantFOAM™ Complete PURE sanitizing stations throughout the kitchen area, restrooms, entrances and exits. InstantFOAM™ Complete PURE is a highly effective formula that kills up to 99.999% of many types of common germs in 15 seconds when used properly. Designed for use where hand hygiene is critical, such as food handling environments, this skin hypoallergenic formula is non-drying, and the foam allows more control to help prevent dripping.

Quality Products for Quality Results

Using professional products can help commercial kitchens run more efficiently, provide solutions for common pain points and yield quality results. SC Johnson Professional® offers an array of products designed for specific commercial cleaning needs.  Learn more about our full line of products for your commercial kitchen here.