Anybody who has worked in a restaurant will be familiar with the complete process of cleaning coffee makers. In fact almost an hour every day as the shift ends is spent in rinsing out or cleaning the coffee pitcher of both the decaffeinated and regular brands of coffee which is on offer. These pitchers are cleaned when the earlier shift ended and there are some workers in the restaurant who don’t feel that there is any requirement for cleaning the coffee pitchers again when they start a new shift.
You may not find it very difficult to see which café is good at cleaning coffee makers, and which are the restaurants that have not put in their best effort in cleaning all the pieces of the coffee maker. You just have to taste of the coffee to get to know if they have been doing it what they should be doing after every shift is over. In most places typically they assign a person to ensure that the cleaning of coffee makers is done on a regular schedule.
When you look at the coffee pitchers you will be able to see if they have been cleaning coffee makers by the fact that there is any build up of residue in the decanter. There is oil in the coffee and they rise at the top of a pitcher and as the shift end the residue clings to the sides and develops a ring on the top which is an evidence of how much the pitcher was used in the last shift.
Restaurants use sanitizing agents for cleaning coffee makers. There are some parts of the coffee maker which can’t be placed inside a sanitizing machine with other dishes. The plastic parts of the coffee server can get disfigured with the high heat inside the aluminum dishwasher.
There are those who use bleach and degaussing for cleaning coffee makers in all places. You need to have some practice for using degaussing wands as they have to be put inside through a special hole which is there in all commercial coffee maker. The inner tubing gets cleaned when you use the degaussing wand for cleaning coffee makers. Typically commercial coffee makers come with an automatic water line which has to be cleaned regularly to maintain the line from getting filled with any kind of deposits.
Bleach is good for cleaning coffee makers and related parts as it is a comparatively simpler process which takes about 15 minutes.