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Creating A Special Holiday Meal For Family For years, I really struggled to get my family together, so when we were all in the same place for the holidays, I realized that I wanted to have a nice family dinner. I talked with everyone about what they wanted to bring, and then I decided to make a really special entree for everyone. I made my grandmother's roasted chicken and potatoes, and they all loved the approach to a family meal. I know how much food can bring people together, so I've made this blog all about holiday food and cooking. Read on to discover great tips about making the holidays fun with the right meals.



Tips To Keep Your Commercial Kitchen's Fridges In Solid Shape

Your restaurant or other food-based company's commercial refrigeration obviously plays a large role in your day-to-day success. But don't get so caught up with grabbing items for the next dish or meal that you overlook the health and cleanliness of the fridge itself. If you want to keep your commercial fridges in solid shape for many years to come,  you will need to keep up with a regular maintenance plan.

Start a Weekly Schedule for General Cleaning

You probably already clean your fridges on at least a somewhat frequent basis as a restaurant or food-based business owner, but it's time to really get serious about it. Make one day of the week "cleaning day," where you remove all items from the fridge for just a few minutes while you wipe down the entire insides of the fridge. As most restaurants are busiest during the weekends, Monday morning is a great time to start this cleanup process as you prepare for the next week.

Clean the Condenser

The condenser coil is what actually keeps the inside of your commercial fridge at the correct temperature. But if you want the coil to be able to continue doing its job, it will need to be cleaned on a regular basis just like the inside of the fridge. Commercial fridge condenser coils are usually much larger than those of a residential fridge, so be prepared to do some extra scrubbing and wiping. Failure to remove the dirt or dust you find is going to cause your fridge's temperature to rise over time, and that could spell trouble for the quality of your food.

Clean the Evaporator Coil

The condenser coil keeps the inside of your fridge cool, but the evaporator coil is just as important. This is the part of your commercial fridge that keeps the hot air outside from causing a problem by absorbing it. Most commercial kitchens are extra warm with all of the cooking (and sometimes frantic screaming) that goes on. Keep the area around the coil free of obstructions so it has room to breathe and do its job. You can, of course, also clean it much in the same way you cleaned the condenser coil.

Your commercial fridge is a mission-critical part of your operation. Treat it with the respect it deserves by regularly cleaning all components. If it's time to upgrade your restaurant equipment, reach out to a commercial refrigeration expert today