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post #1 of Old 02-07-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Pressure Washer Question?????

Would you use a pressure washer to clean a stove or refrigerator? If you used one, would you be taking a chance on getting water in the wrong places?
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I wouldnt unless its a large meat ref. in a store or a trailer.

Stove are you kidding
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post #3 of Old 02-08-2012, 01:26 AM
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Would you use a pressure washer to clean a stove or refrigerator? If you used one, would you be taking a chance on getting water in the wrong places?
Yay, that doesn't sound right. I am the king of pressure washing things that are questionable, but a stove! those are in a house. By the time you drag it outside and pressure wash it you could have just cleaned it or bought a new one.
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I am ashamed to say that I once caught my hand with the spray of the pressure washer while I was distracted and it hurt like heck. NOT FUN
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Would you use a pressure washer to clean a stove or refrigerator? If you used one, would you be taking a chance on getting water in the wrong places?
Commercial stoves have fiberglass insulation, which gets wet and stays wet. I do not know what residential stoves have, I have not worked on those. I have cleaned commercial stoves. Not too difficult. Start by taking off knobs and sheet metal. Then lift off the grilles, range stars, burners, drip trays and oven parts. Scrape most parts, soak small parts, including fasteners. The drip trays can be pressure washed, but usually scrapping and soaking works better. I replace most fasteners, too much trouble getting grease out of the Phillip head screws. I have one customer that wants the range/grille cleaned yearly. I price the job T&M only. When I am satisfied, I stop cleaning and start assembly. There are no good chemicals that take off the grease, I use sodium hydroxide. Oven cleaner is used outside only, and really does not work very well. The only exception is if you can put parts in a plastic trash bag, then spray oven cleaner on the parts, seal the bag and leave it overnight. The trash bag seals in the oven cleaner chemicals.

Same insulation concern with refridgeration appliances. But those appliances use foam insulation.

Walk-ins are not bad with a pw. Do the floor and walls first. Scrape food first, then use s/s pads or green pads or rags. Depends on the finishes. Do the ceiling last. Use a wet vacuum for water control. Dump the waste water in the sink. Warm walk-ins stink some.
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