How to Clean Glassware, Crockery and Cutlery

How to Clean Glassware, Crockery and Cutlery

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How to Clean Glassware, Crockery and Cutlery

AJAR.id – Hello Ajarian! As a staff, you may be required to undertake the entire cleaning process for glassware, crockery and cutlery. But, this is not applied to all restaurant or hotel. There’s a wide variation between restaurant or hotel in this regard.

Cleaning glassware

The basic procedure is to use a glass washing machine with the procedure being:

  • Empty glasses and other containers of all contents
  • Load the glasses into a glass washing tray. They have to be put in upside down
  • Wash the glasses in the machine when required or when the trays are full. Use the wash cycle preferred by the establishment
  • Take the glasses out of the machine and either allow to air dry or hand-polish according to house requirements
  • Put the clean glasses in their nominated storage areas ready for use.

When cleaning glassware using washing machine, there are some points you need to note:

  • The correct wash cycle is chosen – where options exist
  • No slices of lemon etc. are allowed to block up the plug hole in the glass washing machine
  • The temperature of the water being used is a minimum of 70ºC
  • The machine is being supplied with the appropriate glass washing detergent, appropriately diluted (where applicable).

Cleaning crockery and cutlery

The basic cleaning procedure for crockery and cutlery is:

  • Remove visible food debris. For example, scrape the plates
  • Rinse with warm water to remove loose dirt
  • Wash with a detergent
  • Rinse again to remove the detergent and debris
  • Apply a sanitizer to kill bacteria
  • Rinse to remove the sanitizer
  • Allow to air dry.

Air drying is the preferred option as it eliminates using a cloth to dry surfaces, which may inadvertently introduce bacteria to the surface that has just been cleaned and sanitized.

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Written by: Alan Hickman, Nick Hyland

Subject Matter: Provide food and beverage services

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