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Question:

What is the first step when cleaning and sanitizing stationary equipment?

A Unplug the equipment
Explaination

Explanation: Equipment manufacturers will usually provide instructions for cleaning and sanitizing stationary equipment such as a slicer or mixer. Typically, you should follow these steps:1) Unplug the equipment.2) Take off the removable parts and wash rinse and sanitize them by hand or in a dishwasher if approved by the manufacturer.3) Scrape to remove food and other particles from the equipment surfaces.4) Wash the surfaces with an appropriate cleaning solution using a tool such as a cloth towel, nylon brush, or abrasive pad.5) Rinse the surfaces with clean water using a cloth towel or other appropriate tool.6) Sanitize all surfaces with the correct sanitizing solution according to the manufacturer's recommendations.7) Allow all surfaces to completely air-dry then reassemble the equipment.