3 ways to give your bar a little extra TLC this spring

Maintaining your cellar and bar

3 ways to give your bar a little extra TLC

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Maintaining your cellar and bar

Giving your cellar and bar the attention they need is important. This could be anything from simply carrying out daily checks to implementing thorough regular cleaning processes. Although these processes can vary between establishments, there are a few general aspects that any bar, pub or restaurant should consider when it comes to maintaining their cellar and bar area.


3 ways to give your bar a little extra TLC

1.     Use top quality cleaning and maintenance products
Ever bought a drink that has been handed to you in a dirty glass? Ever been disappointed after receiving a flat pint? These are all scenarios that you don’t want your customers to experience. To help prevent this, we recommend that you use top quality products to clean your glasses. Here at Clear Brew, we offer a powerful duo which, together, are perfect for taking care of glassware. Quash is a lipstick remover that is safe, simple and hygienic to use. This should be used alongside our Complete glasswash detergent. Complete is specially formulated for constant use that ensures glasses are always in pristine condition without the need to Renovate. From nozzle care kits to cellar hygiene spray, other top quality maintenance products can be found in our online shop.

2.     Ensure your appliances are functioning correctly

You want kitchen appliances that are efficient and reliable, right? Ensuring all your commercial kitchen and bar equipment is in full working order is crucial for the busy season ahead. If you find you need to update your glasswasher, dishwasher or ice machine, we can help you obtain the right appliance for your venue. More information can be found on our Commercial Kitchen & Bar Equipment page.

Regularly inspecting the seals on your fridge and freezer is good practice. Commercial refrigeration seals are often neglected and, over time, can crack or lose their purpose. It is also important to note that the energy consumption of the refrigeration unit may easily rise by 25% if the door or drawer seals are defective. Using a commercial fridge door seal replacement service, such as ourselves, to measure, supply, and fit new seals, will prevent energy being unnecessarily wasted.

3.     Carry out regular maintenance and cellar to bar checks

How often do you perform thorough cellar to bar maintenance checks? It’s important to implement strong bar/cellar routines to keep everything running smoothly. Carrying out tasks such as cleaning the cellar, removing any rubbish or items that shouldn’t be there, and checking the correct cellar temperature is being maintained all help to keep the cellar and beer in top condition. In addition to looking after your cellar, it is crucial to carry out simple tasks to keep your bar in top condition. Ensuring your glasses and nozzles are maintained correctly will not only keep them hygienic, but it will also help to make sure the beer you serve tastes and looks just as it should.


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The beer lines should also be cleaned on a regular basis as part of the cellar routine. Although lines are traditionally cleaned inhouse on a weekly basis, we provide a fully managed line cleaning service which operates on an extended frequency. So, how do we do this? Our beer line cleaning process involves a specialised machine that uses no electricity or propellant gas. This, combined with our inhibitor technology and market-leading line cleaning solution, means that we clean on a 3-weekly cycle and ultimately provide a service that will reduce waste and save your venue money.

For more information and advice, simply drop us a message and our expert team will be more than happy to help!

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