Kitchen cleaning

Keep track of the cleaning work in the kitchen and follow the SOP. Pass health inspections by digitizing your kitchen cleaning checklists with a mobile app.

Go paperless, conduct inspections easily and solve issues quicker with your teammates.

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Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

This checklist for general kitchen cleaning SOP helps to ensure a clean and hygienic restaurant.

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Kitchen SOP Checklist

Use this template to verify that staff in your company are following standard operating procedures (SOP).

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Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

A checklist for daily kitchen cleaning is used to carry out regular cleaning checks.

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Refrigerator Temperature Log Template

Use this template to routinely record temperatures for refrigerators and freezers.

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What is a Kitchen Cleaning Checklist?


Kitchen Cleaning checklists help you to keep your kitchen clean and in hygienic conditions. That includes the floor, surfaces and equipment but also the hygienic of your staff.


Kitchen cleaning is essential in the food service industry. A daily kitchen cleaning checklist helps you avoid food-contamination and the spread of any viruses or bacterias. Furthermore, you need a good kitchen cleaning list to pass health checks of the authorities.

Our kitchen cleaning schedules templates will help you with that!



This Article deals with:


1. Value of a Kitchen Cleaning Checklist


2. Advantages of a Digital Kitchen Cleaning Checklist



Value of a Kitchen Cleaning Checklist


Obviously, kitchen cleaning is essential for every kitchen. Using a checklist for it has a lot of advantages:



A better overview


The bigger the kitchen, the harder it is to have an overview of all the kitchen areas. Use a kitchen cleaning checklist, so that you won’t forget a thing. Moreover, certainly knowing you didn’t forget anything, makes your work less stressful.


In general, having a better overview of your tasks makes it easier to coordinate and plan kitchen cleaning. Include a kitchen cleaning schedule in your checklist to plan the cleaning process more precisely.



Keep track of all critical areas in your kitchen


A kitchen normally has a lot areas which makes it hard for you to keep track of them, especially of the critical ones that need even more attention. Use a new page for each area to have a better overview of each area. The 5 most crucial areas in every kitchen are:


  1. Kitchen equipment

    Clean your kitchen utensils after each use in order to prevent transmission of bacteria and alike. Kitchen utensils include knives, pots, pans or other items you use to cook.


  2. Kitchen floors

    Properly clean and sanitize the floor every day before closing the kitchen or when you spilled something on the floor. That way you prevent staff falling or tripping, germ formation that lead to diseases and the attraction of vermin by food residues.


  3. Ovens

    Clean the ovens daily in order to avoid deposits but also to reduce the risk of fires. Remove any grease and food residues using a brush, washcloth or scraper.


  4. Garbage cans

    Improper garbage disposal can lead to an infestation due to vermin. Keep the area around garbage cans clean to help create a hygienic and safe environment for employees that come into contact with the bins.


  5. Walk-in refrigerators

    Walk-in refrigerators are used for different kinds of food. Therefore, it is crucial to keep them clean and free of any bacteria to prevent contamination. Clean the refrigerators weekly and don’t forget the shelves and walls!



Better personal hygiene


It is not only the kitchen itself that matters in kitchen cleaning but also the hygiene of personnel. A lack of body care is often a reason for food poisoning. Personal hygiene includes:


  • clean and suitable clothing
  • good hand washing methods
  • short and clean fingernails
  • gloves and hairnets
  • changing aprons for different food/stations

Use a checklist for body care too or hang up signs and posters showing proper body care.




Advantages of a Digital Kitchen Cleaning Checklist


As before-mentioned, checklists make the work and planning much easier. Digital kitchen cleaning checklists, however, make it even more easier to do your tasks in the kitchen.



Save time


  • Increase the efficiency of your internal processes: Solve incidents up to 4x faster than before through more efficient communication within the team, with third parties and with management and faster reporting of incidents.

  • Cleaning processes or examinations are completed approximately 30%-50% faster, depending on the application.

  • Easier analysis of all data and faster identification of areas that need more of your attention.

  • Increase the efficiency of your cleaning processes: Solve incidents up to 4x faster than before through more efficient communication within the team, with third parties and with management and faster reporting of incidents.


Real-time Data


  • Quality and safety are now measurable for the first time and you can use the data to continuously improve processes.

  • Get a general overview of everything that happens in the field.

  • All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital report.


Less complicated


  • You can easily conduct any kind of kitchen cleaning checklist via tablet or smartphone - online or offline.

  • You don’t have to keep track of all the paper-base pages anymore. Therefore you will loose no more documents.
  • With the flexible checklist construction kit by Lumiform, you can continuously optimize internal checks and processes. The Lumiform guides the examiner through the exam, no training is required.