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Optimizing Kitchen Cleaning Efficiencies in Healthcare Facilities

Foodservice plays an important role in the visitor experience at many healthcare facilities. While keeping up with cleaning can be challenging in a fast-paced kitchen, it’s important that facility managers equip their staff with tools that allow them to accomplish a quick and efficient clean.

  • Grease Removal Made Easy

    Grease removal is traditionally a time-consuming task dreaded by kitchen staff. However, advancements in grease removal technology, such as 3M’s new Scotch-Brite™ Kitchen Cleaner & Degreaser Wipes with Scotchgard™ Protector, can make this task less daunting. Traditional grease removal agents can consist of highly-caustic chemicals that require staff to take additional precautionary steps such as diluting the solution, rinsing surfaces following treatment, and wearing hand and eye protection to avoid skin contact burns. Non-caustic, one-step products like the degreaser wipes streamline the grease removal process, making it easier for kitchen staff to complete the task faster and more frequently.

  • Turnkey Griddle Cleaner

    Another hot-spot for kitchen cleaning is the griddle. With hundreds of meals being prepared daily, build-up and residue can accumulate quickly. Vigorous scrubbing not only takes time and energy but can lead to burns.3M’s Scotch-Brite™ Quick Clean Griddle Cleaning System is a three-step process that cleans griddles quickly and easily by:

    1. Applying Scotch-Brite™ Quick Clean Griddle Liquid to loosen any burnt-on food and grease
    2. Scouring the griddle
    3. Squeegeeing away excess liquid and residue

    The Scotch-Brite™ Quick Clean Griddle Liquid can also assist with the sustainability goals of your healthcare facility as it’s a Green Seal GS-53 Specialty Cleaning Product for Industrial and Institutional Use.

  • Effortless Scour & Scrub

    One common pain point that can slow things down in a kitchen is baked-on food. Often found on pots and pans, food removal can be a time-consuming process. With the right tools, kitchen staff can quickly clean surfaces and move to the next task. Scour pads with abrasive scrubbing sides, such as 3M’s cleaning pads – Scotch-Brite™ Low Scratch Scour Pad 2000HEX and Scotch-Brite™ Low Scratch Scour Sponge 3000HEX – provide kitchen staff with a long-lasting tool that can tackle the toughest jobs.

    Additionally, the HEX Series of scour pads are double-sided, providing the ability to both scrub and polish, so kitchen staff can remove food residue on pots and pans as well as clean delicate stainless-steel surfaces without leaving a scratch.

    Integrating these product solutions in the kitchen can support a hospital’s overall goal to increase efficiencies and achieve sustainability goals. Additionally, the griddle scouring pad, degreaser wipes and HEX scour pads are HACCP certified, ensuring they meet high food safety standards.

    Contact a 3M sales representative for more information.

  • Taking Action

    Ultimately, not every scenario is preventable, but risks are significantly decreased by installing safety solutions throughout a hospital. Facility managers have an important responsibility to ensure a safe and protected environment to the best of their abilities. In consequence, taking action to preempt potential hazards is critical when striving to protect employees, visitors and patients.

    For more information for facility safety solutions, contact a 3M sales representative.

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