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How do you wash your bakery

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Axel

How do you wash your bakery

hello,

I have a home bakery ( one room). What should I use to wash the flour and tables ?

thanks, Axel

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Mini Oven

What do your local health inspectors require?  

I use regular household cleaners.   Mild diluted with water dishwashing soap for tables and then rinse by wiping with a clean wet cloth.  Then mist/spray with a 10% vinegar solution and let air dry.   

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Axel

Thanks for sharing, I used to wash with vinegar, now I am trying soda solution.

I don't want to use store bought detergents, as I worry they will leave something after cleaninng. It is harder to wash them off the tables. I make my own soap and use it sometimes.

I wipe tables and wash floor with clean water every day after baking. I also take one day free of dough to clean thoroughly.

Axel

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Mini Oven

Maybe my "regular household cleaners" was too ambiguous.  I have limestone floors and Formica and granite work surfaces.  I cannot spray my floors with vinegar or they would dissolve.   Steam is also an option.

What kind of floors and tables surfaces do you have?