Best practice public barbecue maintenance

Best practice public barbecue maintenance

Our commercial shared-use barbecues are designed for several hours of use each day, often running thousands of cooking cycles each year. With summer in full swing in Australia, scheduling your public barbecue maintenance is essential to avoid user disappointment and ensure that your community barbecue facilities are ready for peak use.

We recommend servicing your Christie appliances annually at a minimum to ensure their continued safe, energy-efficient operation. Please contact us for a comprehensive Technical Service Manual that includes the recommended service procedure.

Regular servicing by a qualified person is crucial for continued safe and optimum product performance.  

  1. Have all wiring checked regularly by a qualified tradesperson.
  2. Use a surface probe to ensure that recommended hotplate temperature is still achieved.
  3. Remove or turn off defective and underperforming barbecues until repairs can be completed.
  4. Use only genuine Christie parts to service your Christie barbecue.
  5. Check the cooktop condition, including hot surface labels, fascia legibility, and start button condition.
  6. Check the product operation, including the hotplate surface sterilisation and timed cooking cycles.

Increase the frequency of cleaning schedules to mitigate risk and provide a satisfactory user experience.

  1. Use only PH-neutral cleaning compounds to clean your barbecues. Caustic (alkaline or acid) materials may leave a poisonous residue on the cooking surface and degrade sensitive electronic components over time.
  2. Waste containers should be checked and emptied more often during peak use periods.

Well-maintained Christie community barbecues will provide many years of reliable, efficient operation and create memorable user experiences.

Please contact our in-house technical support team at 03 9708 2999 or further advice and literature on maintaining your public barbecue assets.


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