Fixin’ The Kitchen With CPS: How To Keep Your TurboChef Oven Running Smoothly In 7 Easy Steps

Of all the tools and machinery in your commercial kitchen, is it possible to pick a favorite? If you can, odds are you might choose your TurboChef oven – a rapid cook oven that doesn’t require the same ventilation as a standard oven, so it’s perfect for smaller kitchens in bars, concession stands, and other food service locations with limited kitchen space and less ventilation. Due to the amount of food that a TurboChef oven can prepare in one day, it’s incredibly important to keep up with cleaning and maintenance to make sure there is no debris or blockage that causes the oven to run less efficiently or break down. A broken TurboChef oven translates to huge disruptions to your food service, so let’s talk about how we can avoid that at all costs!

First, we highly recommend enrolling in our preventative maintenance program in order to avoid big problems before they happen. Our specialists are trained to spot and remedy small problems before they become big problems, which will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run! Keeping your commercial kitchen equipment healthy means a longer return on your investment and ultimately happier customers – when machines function like they are supposed to, the food tastes even better!

After you enroll in our preventative maintenance program, let’s talk about some regular steps you should take to make sure your machines stay in peak condition in between maintenance checks.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Cleaning Your TurboChef Oven Daily


  • Step 1: Prep For Cleaning
    • First, and most importantly, your oven must be OFF and completely cool before cleaning. These ovens regularly operate at temperatures around 500 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s matter of safety to ensure it is at room temperature before beginning the cleaning process. Cleaning your TurboChef oven will require disposable gloves, protective eyewear, oven cleaner, a nylon scrub pad, and several clean cloths.
  • Step 2: Remove The Components
    • Remove and clean the wire rack and lower jetplate from the oven cavity, and wash and sanitize these components. Next, remove and clean the air filter located on the back of the unit. This is one of the most important parts to clean because the air vents are often not covered by the oven warranty, so a blocked air vent could be an expensive component to replace if not cleaned properly.
  • Step 3: Clean It Out!
    • Wipe out the oven interior using the clean cloths, nylon scrubber, and oven cleaner. It’s imperative to remove large food particles and loose debris from inside the oven while cleaning. Make sure the cleaner you are using is non-caustic – any harsh chemicals can damage the surfaces of the oven. Additionally, make sure not to apply heavy pressure to any of the glass jetplate components to avoid breakage, which may not be covered by the warranty. Remove stains by soaking them with cleaner for five minutes, using the nylon scrubbing pad to wipe them away.
  • Step 4: Dry The Components
    • Wipe down the oven cavity and make sure the components are all completely dry. Do not use a hose or water jet to rinse the inside of the oven.
  • Step 5: Apply Oven Guard
    • If you are using Oven Guard, which is a silicone-based liquid created by TurboChef that’s designed to prevent stains and buildup, now is the time to apply it! Spray it onto a clean cloth and wipe it on all interior surfaces.
  • Step 6: Put It Back Together
    • Reinstall all removed components, making sure they are completely dry and free of debris before doing so. Replace the air diverter and reattach the jetplate by using the thumb screws to secure it back into place. Slide the wire rack in and make sure to remove the air filter if you removed that for cleaning as well.
  • Step 7: Clean The Exterior

Clean the oven’s exterior with a clean, damp cloth. Depending on the make and model of your TurboChef oven, you should use a mild non-caustic cleaner or a stainless steel cleaner. Take extra care not to spray any cleaner into any vents; use the damp cloth that already has cleaner on it to wipe these areas down.

That’s all there is to it! With daily cleaning after use, your TurboChef oven is expertly designed to last a long, long time. Putting in the daily maintenance work to keep your commercial kitchen machinery running as smoothly as possible will be a huge payoff in the long run.

If you ever do encounter an issue with your TurboChef oven or need to replace a specific part, CPS is the #1 company to call. We carry more than 5 million commercial kitchen OEM parts in our 40,000+ square foot warehouse, including thermocouple wires, door springs, thermostats, door handles, and so much more. If you need a new TurboChef part, there’s a great chance we have the part you need in stock and can ship it directly to your kitchen in 24 hours or less! We can even install it for you. If you’re ready to ensure the success of your TurboChef oven for years to come, call CPS today: