Keep Your Vending Machines Clean
This is my site Written by The Vending Guy on July 20, 2009 – 4:08 pm

In order to have a clean vending machine you do not need to spend hours scrubbing it. A machine that smells of harsh chemical cleaners would not help business much either. I have a simple routine I go through. Before I place a machine I do indeed scrub the machine and get it as clean as possible. You probably won’t have a chance to break it down completely once it is on location.

Once the machine has been placed you need to make sure you clean the “high-traffic” and “high-visibility” areas. Make sure the glass is clean and streak free (a little squeegee works best). Sometimes a film can develop if you use too much spray so keep several clean dry towels handy. Also wipe off the coin mechanisms and coin returns – this shines them up nicely. Most importantly clean out the dispensing area. Remember that people have to put their hands in there then eat the food that comes out. They do not want to see crumbs and dust in there. Always ask yourself before you leave, “Would I let my children eat out of that machine?”

Both my Bulk Vending and Introduction to Vending booklets contain explicit instructions on how to clean your machine and what are the best cleaners to use.

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