How to Clean an SS1200 Donut Machine

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How to Clean an SS1200 Donut Machine
The SS1200 can make up to 1,000 mini doughnuts per hour. (Alexandra Grablewski/Lifesize/Getty Images)

The German company Orbie Donut manufactures the SS1200 doughnut machine, in addition to several other models of commercial doughnut machines and accessories. The SS1200 model is fully automatic and can make up to 200 doughnuts per hour. Due to the fact that the machine contains only seven parts, the company claims that with the proper techniques, the machine is easy to clean. Regular cleaning will maintain the desired flavour and taste of the doughnuts.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Liquid siphon
  • Bucket
  • Clean rags
  • Ammonia
  • White spirit

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  1. 1

    Unplug the machine from the socket. Do not try to clean the machine when it is plugged in. You also need to wait for the oil or other liquid to cool before cleaning the machine.

  2. 2

    Remove the liquid from the frying tank. You can do this with a pump siphon, which you can purchase at a hardware store or from the Orbie Donut company. Pump the siphon until all of the liquid has been removed from the frying tank. Aim the liquid into a large bucket so that it doesn't spill on the floor.

  3. 3

    Wipe the inside of the frying tank, the automatic tray and the depositor with warm water and a clean rag. If your machine has additional accessories, such as a premelter or sanitary hopper, then wipe those accessories with warm water and a clean rag as well. Your aim is to remove any oil residue, food residue, dust or debris from the machine.

  4. 4

    Apply a solution of 1 per cent ammonia and water to a soft scrub brush and wipe all of the outer areas of the machine. If there are harder to remove spots of grease and oil, wipe the outer parts of the stainless steel machine with a methylated spirit or isopropyl alcohol. Don't clean the parts of the machine that come into contact with food with methylated spirit, isopropyl alcohol or acetone.

  5. 5

    Wait for the machine to air-dry before refilling the frying tank with oil and running the machine.

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