Not only does the well-being of your office workers rely on the cleanliness of your vending machine, but it’s also required by law that you keep it clean and sanitized. Here’s a closer look at how to keep your vending machine clean.
Perform Maintenance Regularly
First and foremost, to keep your vending machine as clean as possible as well as to reduce the cleaning time, make sure to have it serviced regularly. No matter the products that you are dispensing from your machine, it should be both cleaned and restocked appropriately. An impaired functionality of your machine will only result in reduced professionalism as well as employee complaints.
Use Cleaning Settings
Many of today’s more modern vending machines, especially those that dispense customized beverages, come with their own cleaning settings. For example, a coffee vending machine needs to have its internal mixing bowls cleaning regularly with hot water. By using cleaning settings, you can rest assured that these bowls will be cleaned automatically. Much of the time, the cleaning settings on these machines can be accessed only by authorized individuals. You must make sure the appropriate employees have access to these settings.
Clean the Cooling Fans
Vending machines with fans need to have them dusted at least once a week. For vending machines that are in dusty areas, such as factories, more frequent dusting of these fans may be needed.
Clean the Spillage Tray
The spillage tray is the tray that can be touched by your employees when picking up their coffee or other vending products. This part usually has to be cleaned manually on a daily basis. With basic kitchen cleaner or vinegar, you can wipe down this tray and then reinsert it.
Descale Your Machine
No matter the cleaning features that your vending machine boasts, it is crucial that it be descaled and cleaned according to the amount of traffic that it normally sees. A machine that gets used over 20 times a day should be descaled and cleaned manually at least once a week. For machines that get used more than 100 times a day, daily cleaning may be needed.
If you’re looking to stock your coffee vending machine, make sure to fill it with any of the delectable tastings offered through VendNet USA:
- Soluble Vending tea
- Value Blend Fresh Brew Coffee
- Hot Chocolate
- Freeze Dry Coffee
- French Vanilla Cappuccino
- Fresh Brew Decaf
- And many more