Cleaning Vulcan Endurance / Wolf Challenger Modular Series Gas Restaurant Ranges


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IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY THIS MANUAL HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR PERSONNEL QUALIFIED TO INSTALL GAS EQUIPMENT, WHO SHOULD PERFORM THE INITIAL FIELD START-UP AND ADJUSTMENTS OF THE EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS MANUAL. POST IN A PROMINENT LOCATION THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE EVENT THE SMELL OF GAS IS DETECTED. THIS INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL GAS SUPPLIER.

IMPORTANT

In the event a gas odor is detected, shut down units at main shutoff valve and contact the local gas supplier for service.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause property damage, injury or death. Read the installation, operating and maintenance instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment.

IN THE EVENT OF A POWER FAILURE, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THIS DEVICE.

CLEANING

Disconnect the electrical power to the machine and follow Lockout / Tagout procedures.

Shut off the gas before cleaning the appliance.

The appliance and its parts are hot. Be very careful when operating, cleaning, or servicing the appliance.

Exterior surfaces may be cleaned using soft cloth and mild detergent. Do not use Dawn® dish detergent to clean the exterior or interior components of the range.

Do not use scouring powder. It is extremely difficult to remove completely. It can build up accumulations that will damage the oven.

Vulcan / Wolf equipment is strongly constructed and is designed to give you long, satisfactory service at low cost, provided you give it proper care. Frequent cleaning and occasional adjusting should reward you with low operating and maintenance costs and faster, better service.

DAILY CLEANING

Oven

Remove chrome-plated racks and clean in a sink.

While still warm, wipe top with a soft cloth or other grease absorbing material to remove spillovers, grease, etc., before they burn in.

Clean oven and oven door daily, especially if fruit pies or tomato sauces were baked, meats roasted, and if there have been spillovers.

After processing some foods at low temperatures, odors may linger in the oven. These odors may be cleared by setting the thermostat at 500°F (260°C) and allowing the oven to operate unloaded for 30 to 45 minutes.

Open Top

Clean cast iron open top grates with a mild soap and water solution. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean, water-absorbent towel. Immediately after drying (with grates still removed from the range top), season grates lightly with liquid vegetable or spray-type cooking oil.

After seasoning, replace grates onto the range. Turn on all open top sections to LOW and allow them to burn for at least 15 minutes before using pots or pans on the range top. Season the open top grates after each cleaning. Failure to season grates will cause grates to rust.

Griddle Top with Tray

Empty the grease drawer as needed throughout the day and regularly clean at least once daily. The Grease tray has a weep hole to indicate that grease tray is full. Service calls resulting from failure to properly empty grease tray/drawer will not be covered under warranty.

Clean the griddle regularly. A clean griddle always looks better, lasts longer and perfo rms better. To produce evenly cooked griddle products, keep the griddle plate clean and free of carbonized grease. Carbonized grease on the surface hinders the transfer of heat from the griddle surface to the food, resulting in spotty browning and loss of cooking efficiency. Carbonized grease tends to cling to griddle foods, giving them a highly unsatisfactory and unappetizing appearance.

After each use, clean the griddle with a scouring pad or flexible spatula.

Once a day, thoroughly clean the griddle back splash, sides and front. Remove, empty and wash the grease drawer in the same manner as an ordinary cooking utensil.

EXTERIOR CLEANING

Daily

Clean exterior finish with a mild solution of soap or grease-dissolving cleaner. To remove discoloration, use a nonabrasive cleaner. Always rub with the grain of the metal. Stainless steel areas of the range can be polished by using a soft dry cloth. If needed, add stainless steel polish to the soft cloth.

STAINLESS STEEL

Here are a few simple cleaning procedures that have been found effective for keeping stainless steel equipment clean, sparkling and bright.

General Cleaning

Use ordinary soap or detergent and water for routine cleaning of stainless steel. To prevent water spots and streaks, rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry with a soft clean cloth. The addition of a rinsing agent will also help prevent spotting. Do not pressure wash any portion of the range.

Fingerprints

Fingerprints are sometimes a problem on highly polished surfaces of stainless steel. They can be minimized by applying a cleaner that will leave a thin oily or waxy film. To use these cleaners, simply wipe on and remove excess with a soft dry cloth. After using, subsequent fingerprints will usually disappear when wiped lightly with a soft cloth or with a cloth containing a little of the cleaner. If the surface is especially dirty to start, wash first with soap or detergent and water.

Heat Tint

Straw-colored or slightly darkened areas may appear on stainless steel in and around ovens and ranges where temperatures reach 500°F (260°C) or more. This "heat tint" is caused by a slight oxidation of the stainless steel and is not harmful. To control or minimize this condition, never use more heat than is absolutely necessary.

MAINTENANCE ADJUSTMENTS

Disconnect the electrical power to the machine and follow Lockout / Tagout procedures.

LUBRICATION

All moving parts must be checked for wear and lubricated. Contact your local authorized servicer. Motors in Vulcan Endurance / Wolf Challenger convection ranges are permanently lubricated and require no additional maintenance.

FLUE

Check the flue when it is cool to be sure it is free of obstructions.

SERVICE AND PARTS INFORMATION

To obtain service and parts information, contact an authorized service agency in your area (refer to our website, www.vulcanequipment.com or www.wolfequipment.com for a complete listing of authorized service and parts depots). When calling for service, the following information must be available: model number, serial number, and gas type. This information can be found on the main data plate, located on the rear of the unit, or on the secondary plate located inside the lower front kick panel. Lift up and lower the front kick panel to view the secondary data plate.

PRECAUTIONS

When scraping off heavy deposits of grease or oil from stainless steel equipment, never use ordinary steel scrapers. Particles of ordinary steel may become embedded in, or lodge on, the surface of the stainless steel. These will rust, causing unsightly stains and possible contamination of food. If it is necessary to scrape, use stainless steel, wood, plastic or rubber tools.

OVEN

PROBLEM

CAUSES / CORRECTIONS

Uneven Baking Side to Side

Range not level side to side.

Oven burner or bottom improperly installed. Wrong temperature setting for product.

Warped pans.

Flue not venting properly.

Improper regulator setting. Contact service provider.

Uneven Baking Front to Rear

Range not level front to back. Door not closing properly.

Flue not venting properly.

Improper regulator setting. Contact service provider.

Too Much Top / Bottom Heat

Build-up on side liners obstructing vent holes. Flue not venting properly.

Dried Out Products

Too low temperature (Overcooking). Too long baking time.

Thermostat calibration (Call for service).

Excessive Meat Shrinkage

Roasting Temperature too high.

Not enough moisture (Add pan of water).

Pilot Outage

Call for service.

 

 

 

TOP BURNER OPERATION

PROBLEM

CAUSES / CORRECTIONS

Excessive Valve Handle Temperatures / Sticking Top Burner Valves

Verify that oven door is closed.

If door is closed properly, call for service. Improper ventilation.

Poor Ignition

Call for service.

Pilot and Burners Will Not Light

Verify that main gas supply is turned on.

Verify that burner assembly is properly installed. Call for service.

 

 


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