PRE-CLEANING NOTES:Before you jump straight into cleaning your machine we recommend you carefully review these pre-cleaning notes:
- First you need to flush out all of the product mix from inside the equipment.
Mix the cleaning solution into the lukewarm water (be generous with the amount, use 1 packet per barrel) & turn on the machine to the clean/wash cycle for about 5 minutes. After the clean/wash cycle, make sure you empty out the cleaning solution from the machine (empty through the nozzle where customers/you use to serve the finished frozen dessert).
Disassemble all of the components of the machine and brush clean all of the parts that didn't get washed or cleaned by the solution (have a bucket with the same cleaning solution prepared to brush the components with).
LUBRICATE Each machine manufacturer has specifications as to how to lubricate each particular machine to ensure optimum quality & performance. We recommend you lubricate the parts according to the specifications found in the owner's manual.
If you need a lubricant we recommend you invest in NSF approved food grade lubricant. It's a great & affordable option to keep your machines performing at their maximum potential.
SANITIZE - Mix the cleaning solution (1 packet of stera-sheen per barrel) & put the machine on clean/wash cycle for a minimum of 1 minute. You should always sanitize the machine before putting any product mix into the hopper for production. If you decide to use Stera-Sheen, know that it is NSF certified as a final rinse sanitizer which means that you don't need to rinse it with water afterwards.
Once you completely remove the cleaning solution from the system, pour your mix into the machine's hoppers and draw out a few ounces of product mix to remove any remaining cleaning solution in the machine. Then you're finally ready to freeze your product & serve!