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Randell Pizza Prep Table Cleaning & Preventative Maintenance

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Randell pizza prep tables are indispensable pieces of equipment, so proper care to improve performance, maintain sanitation and extend longevity is important. This guide on Randell pizza prep table cleaning and preventative maintenance provides instructions on daily, weekly and monthly cleaning procedures so you can keep your unit in good working order.

These instructions are for Randell 8000-290 and 9000W-290 series prep tables.

Supplies

Warm Water

Mild Detergent

Soft Cloths

Soft Brush

Non-Abrasive Scrub Pad

One-Step Stainless Steel Cleaner

Condenser Coil Cleaner

Silicone Sealant

OEM-Approved Lithium Grease

Spray Bottles

Shop Vacuum

2 Buckets (one for under the drain valve, one for rinsing out the table rail)

Deep Sink

When cleaning Randell pizza prep tables, avoid using abrasive cleaning supplies like steel pads, wire brushes, scrapers, other sharp objects or power washers. Likewise, avoid harsh chemicals like chloride cleaners, hydrochloric acid and abrasive cleaners like bleach.

Pre-Service Checklist

  • Step 1. Empty the unit - Remove product from the unit before beginning the cleaning procedures.
  • Step 2. Power down the prep table - Press and hold the Power Button for more than 3 seconds (or until the LED display turns off) to turn the unit off.
  • Step 3. Unplug the unit - To avoid electrical hazards, unplug the power cord from the outlet before continuing.

Daily & Weekly Cleaning 

Gaskets, Exterior & Hood (Daily)

Don’t use bleach for cleaning gaskets since bleach will make the gaskets brittle, shortening their life expectancy. 

  • Step 1. Clean the gaskets - Wipe down the gaskets with a clean cloth, warm water and mild detergent on a daily basis. 
  • Step 2. Wipe down the exterior - Clean the exterior surfaces with a soft cloth and stainless steel cleaner.
  • Step 3. Wash the hood cover - Use warm water, mild detergent and a soft cloth to clean both the interior and exterior of the hood cover.
  • Step 4. Rinse the gaskets, exterior and hood - Wipe away any remaining dust particles, food residues or soap suds with clean water and a soft cloth.
  • Step 5. Dry the surfaces - Soak up any remaining moisture with a soft cloth.
  • Step 6. Use the unit normally - To resume normal operations, plug in the unit, turn it on and restock it with food product.

Interior & Rail (Weekly)

  • Step 1. Clean the interior - Wash the interior surfaces of the prep table with warm water, mild detergent and a soft scrub pad.
  • Step 2. Clean the rail - Use warm water, mild detergent and a clean cloth to clean the rail. For more detailed instructions on cleaning the table rail, see the next section in this article.
  • Step 3. Rinse the interior surfaces and table rail - Next, wipe up any remaining particles or suds with clean water and a soft cloth.
  • Step 4. Dry the prep table interior and table rail - Then, dry the cleaned surfaces with a soft cloth.
  • Step 5. Resume normal operation - Finish the weekly cleaning procedures by plugging in the unit, turning it on and restocking it with product.

Table Rail Cleaning

The table rail, along with the food bins and dividers, should be cleaned on a weekly basis.

  • Step 1. Remove the food bins and dividers - After removing food product from the prep table, pull out the food bins and bin dividers.
  • Step 2. Wash the food bins and dividers - Clean the food bins and dividers with warm water, mild detergent and a scrub pad. Then, rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Since the food bins are relatively large, it might be a good idea to clean them in a deep sink.
  • Step 3. Place a bucket under the drain valve - Next, open the compartment door and place a bucket under the drain valve.
  • Step 4. Clean the table rail - Apply warm water and mild detergent to the drain rail using a spray bottle, then use a soft cloth to pick up any particles or residues.
  • Step 5. Rinse out the rail - Use a bucket to pour in clean, warm water to wash away any remaining dust particles, food residues or soap suds.
  • Step 6. Drain the unit - With the bucket under the drain valve, open the valve so that the rinse water can run through the unit and wash out any debris in the internal components. Once water stops draining out of the prep table, close the drain valve.
  • Step 7. Dry the table rail - Use a soft cloth to soak up any remaining moisture.
  • Step 8. Reinstall food bins and dividers - Once the table rail is clean, return the food bins and bin dividers to the unit.
  • Step 9. Resume normal operations - To begin using your pizza prep table normally again, plug it in, turn it on and reload it with product. 

Table Drawer Cleaning

In addition to a weekly check, the table drawer should be cleaned thoroughly once a month.

  • Step 1. Pull out the drawer - Fully extend the drawer that needs to be removed.
  • Step 2. Remove product bins - Take out the product bins from the drawer.
  • Step 3. Detach the drawer - Pull out the drawer by lifting up on the drawer stop tabs on each side.
  • Step 4. Remove the drawer tracks - Once the drawer is taken out of the unit, remove the drawer tracks. If needed, refer to the “Drawer Installation” section of the user’s manual for directions.
  • Step 5. Clean the drawer tracks - Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe away any debris or particles in the drawer tracks.
  • Step 6. Lubricate the bearings (if necessary) - Apply OEM-approved lithium grease to any bearings that appear dry.
  • Step 7. Reinstall the drawer and bins - Once the table drawer is clean, return the drawer and the product bins to the prep table.
  • Step 8. Use the unit normally - To complete the maintenance procedures, plug in the unit, turn it on, reload it with product and use the prep table normally.

Condenser Coils

 Although all monthly preventative maintenance is important, cleaning the condenser coils to ensure proper airflow and heat transfer is critical in avoiding compressor failure.

  • Step 1. Access the condenser coil area - With the machine off, remove the compartment door covering the condenser coil.
  • Step 2. Clean the condenser coil - Use a shop vacuum brush attachment to vacuum the condenser coils.
  • Step 3. Brush the coils - Use a soft brush and condenser coil cleaner to brush the coils in the direction of the fins (normally vertically) so as not to damage the unit or prevent air from passing through the condenser.
  • Step 4. Reattach the compartment door - Complete the condenser coil cleaning process by reinstalling the compartment door covering the condenser coil area.
  • Step 5. Resume normal operations - Plug in the unit, turn it on, restock it with product and use the prep table normally.

Other Monthly Maintenance Procedures

Drain Lines & Evaporator Pan

  • Step 1. Remove clear plastic drain line - First, take out the clear plastic drain line from the plastic tray of the condensing unit.
  • Step 2. Place evaporator pan under drain tube - Next, put the evaporator pan under the end of the drain tube.
  • Step 3. Clean drain lines and evaporator pan - Then, use warm water and mild detergent to wash and disinfect the drain lines and evaporator pan. Remember to rinse with clean water and dry with a soft, clean towel, too.
  • Step 4. Discard waste water - Once cleaning the drain lines and evaporator pan is complete, pour the waste water into the evaporator pan.
  • Step 5. Reinstall plastic drain tube - Then, reinsert the plastic drain tube into position on the condensing unit.

Silicone Seams

  • Step 1. Inspect silicone seams - Check the silicone seams at the interior of the rail and refrigerated base cabinet for areas where the silicone has peeled away or is cracked.
  • Step 2. Apply silicone sealant - Rub silicone sealant on any areas where the silicone has deteriorated.
  • Step 3. Allow sealant to dry - Depending on how much sealant you use, it may take a few hours to almost a full day for the sealant to dry. So, be sure to allow adequate drying time.
  • Step 4. Use unit normally - Once the monthly cleaning procedure is complete, restock the unit, plug it in, turn it on and resume normal operations.

For more information on cleaning and maintaining your Randell unit, be sure to take a look at our large library of Randell manuals online.

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