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A guide to degreasing commercial kitchens with SIMIX

Posted by Ron Pilner on



Slippery floors. Built-up grease. Dirty appliances. These are all common problems in commercial kitchens that can create dangerous working conditions and environmental concerns.

There is one product that can tackle all of these concerns: Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner, Degreaser, and Sanitizer.

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Simix is a safe cleaner that requires no personal protective equipment (PPE). It comes in a powder form, which makes it easy and convenient to use for multiple applications. Simply mix the powder with hot water.

We're taking a look at how Simix cleans three top problem spots in commercial kitchens:

Kitchen floors
Hood filters and oven parts
Grease traps and pipes

1. Degreasing Kitchen Floors

Kitchen floors can easily become dangerous from grease and oil, smoke, dropped food, and high amounts of traffic. The last thing you want is a worker falling on the job and getting hurt.

Simix thoroughly cleans greasy floors that are smelly, slippery, and hazardous. Cleaning with Simix is easy (all you need is a mop) and it creates a safer kitchen.

Here's a look at the five-step process:

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Fill mop bucket with hottest water you can use safely
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Put Simix in water. 
In a 3 gallon bucket, use 6 small scoops.
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Mix Simix powder into water with mop.
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Mop floors until they are clean.
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Dump mop water down drain to help keep pipes flowing.

If you're using an IPC Dual Bucket mop system, follow these instructions.

Using Simix on kitchen floors also protects the grout, extending the life of your floors.

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2. Degreasing Kitchen Hood Filters and Oven Parts

Hood filters capture smoke and grease before they get into the ventilation system. They play an important part in kitchen safety. If smoke, grease, and other particulates build up in air ducts, that's a potential fire hazard.

It's also easy to understand how hood filters can easily become dirty. If the hood filters don't work properly, all of the smoke, grease, and steam stay in the kitchen and could potentially cause accidents.

Ovens are a critical part of every restaurant kitchen and can cause food safety concerns if not properly cleaned.

But cleaning both hood filters and oven parts is no easy task. We recommend using Simix to cut through the grease and create a safer environment.

Here is the four step process:

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Plug drain and fill sink with hottest water you can use safely.
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Add 1 large scoop of Simix per 10 gallons of water.
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Soak hood filters and oven parts for 20 minutes
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Rinse and wipe clean.

Simix can also work on kitchen grills.

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3. Cleaning Kitchen Grease Traps and Pipes

Grease traps are big assets for industrial kitchens. They capture fats, oils, and grease (FOG), keeping them out of pipes and even out of local waterways.

Because FOG hardens as it's trapped, it's not easy to remove. Fats, oil, and grease can coat and clog pipes. Maintaining the grease trap is not only good for business, it's helpful for nearby sewage plants and better for the environment.

If you don't properly clean the grease trap, it can be costly. Nasty odors can keep customers away, overflows lead to expensive plumbing bills, and the restaurant can even face fines.

Staff can keep the pipes and drains flowing by using Simix once a week.

Here's a look at the four-step process:

Picture Step 1:
Plug all sinks that lead to grease trap. Fill with the hottest water available.
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Sprinkle Simix Cleaner powder into water. Use 1 large scoop for every 8-10 gallons of water.
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Mix Simix powder into water with large spoon, whisk or paddle.
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Drain sink farthest from trap. Wait 5 minutes. Drain the next.  Go back to step 1 and repeat until you have filled & drained 4 sinks full of hot water.

If there is a higher volume of build up or if there is a bad smell, use Simix more than once a week.

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A complete clean

Simix has multiple uses for restaurants, including more than just the options we listed above and can replace multiple products. Watch our video below to see how it works.

Creating a clean, safe environment is important for the health of restaurant employees and customers.

The kitchen is a great first step, but there are multiple levels of protection to consider. If you're ready to take the next steps, schedule a consultation with one of our cleaning experts. We can audit your current cleaning plan, offer product suggestions, and also discuss how to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

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