Provided by Michael Squibb
Does your restaurant serve smoothies or other blended delights? If so, this tip is for you.
Properly cleaning and sanitizing your blender is crucial to food safety. Simply spraying the unit out and leaving it to dry after each use is not enough. The PH of some smoothie ingredients combined with the fact that some blenders are only rinsed and not washed can create a perfect environment for bacteria and mold growth. This can lead to black mold forming around the blender blades and rubber ring.
Blending units should be completely broken down, by removing blades and the rubber ring. Units should then be washed, rinsed and sanitized after every four hours of continuous use to protect against food borne illness.