Standard Operating Procedure for Chafing Dish Maintenance
Chafing Dish Maintenance Checklist and Procedure:
Maintaining your electric chafing dish is an essential part of ensuring that it works properly and lasts for a long time. Here are some steps you can take to keep your electric chafing dish in top condition:
- Unplug the chafing dish and allow it to cool down before cleaning.
- Use a damp cloth to wipe down the exterior of the chafing dish. Be sure to remove any food or spills that may have accumulated.
- Remove the food pan and wash it with warm, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely before replacing it in the chafing dish.
- Check the cord and plug for any signs of damage. If you see any frayed wires or other damage, do not use the chafing dish until it has been repaired.
- Inspect the heating element for any signs of corrosion or damage. If you notice any issues, contact a qualified electrician to have it repaired.
- By following these simple steps, you can keep your electric chafing dish working properly for years to come.
- Crimping tool.
- Line Tester.
- Spanner Set.
- PVC tape.
- Old clothes.
- Carbon removing compound.
Electric Chafing Dish Maintenance Activity:
- Check the MCB for Loose and electrical connections.
- Check and verify the rating of the MCB.
- Check for proper earthing.
- If an extension cord is used then check for any burnt or cuts in the wire.
- Repair any burnt or cuts in the wire, if there is extensive damage to the wire then the same is to be replaced with a new one.
- Thimbling should be proper, and any burnt or loose thimble to checked and replaced.
- Heating Element operation to be checked.
- Support (Clamp) for the lid – supporting clamps to the chafing dish should be tightened if required.
- Thermostat – Operation, setting, and loose electrical connection to the thermostat to be checked.
- The temperature of the item in the container should be 60 – 70 Deg. C.
- The heating element rating should be 250 watts.
- The MCB rating should be 10A.
Remarks by the Technician:
- Why is it important to unplug the chafing dish and allow it to cool down before cleaning?
- What should be used to wipe down the exterior of the chafing dish, and why is this important?
- What steps should be taken when washing the food pan of the electric chafing dish?
- Why is it crucial to check the cord and plug for any signs of damage during maintenance?
- What should be done if there are frayed wires or other damage to the cord and plug of the chafing dish?
- What component of the chafing dish should be inspected for signs of corrosion or damage, and what action should be taken if issues are found?
- List some required tools for electric chafing dish maintenance.
- What consumable parts are needed for the maintenance of an electric chafing dish?
- Why is it important to check the MCB for loose electrical connections during maintenance?
- What should be verified regarding the rating of the MCB during maintenance?
- Explain the significance of checking for proper earthing during electric chafing dish maintenance.
- What action should be taken if there are any burns or cuts in the extension cord used for the chafing dish?
- What should be checked and tightened if required in relation to the support (clamp) for the chafing dish lid?
- What aspects of the thermostat should be checked during maintenance?
- What is the recommended temperature for the item in the chafing dish container, and why is this important?
- What is the ideal heating element rating for the chafing dish, and what is the recommended MCB rating?
SOP Number: Hotel Engineering SOP – 10 Department: Engineering and Maintenance Date Issued: 20–Feb-2018 Time to Train: 20 Minutes