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April 22, 2016
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How to Clean Vending Machines

Vending machines are popular nowadays, you can see vending machines at the mall, school, office, street and anywhere you can imagine. Once you decide toyou’re your own vending business, you get to make your own hours, decide what products you will stock it with and expand by approaching venues to let you place machines at those locations. Now that all the intense, attention-requiring work for finding, getting, and figuring out locations is done, all that’s left is being patient and waiting for the long-term payoffs to come in. But don’t forget that there are three major rules in the vending machine business and they are keep your equipment clean, filled and working. The cleaning of your vending equipment is a vital part of your success. Keeping your machines clean and shiny will attract customers as well as help ensure a long-term placement. How many people do you know that want to buy food from a dirty machine? Even a machine in the dirtiest of environments will be expected to be kept clean. Here comes the question: how to clean Vending Machine so that it does not get damaged and get cleaned clearly? Let us figure it out together.

Steps to Clean Vending Machines

  • First thing you need to do is to use the keys to unlock the vending machine doors. If the products are loaded in the machine, take them out, empty vending machine completely. If there is no products, open the front door to access the inside and the glass.
  • Now gently clean inner side of vending machine using any soft cloth like a damp clean cloth. Wipe down all arms, shelves and mechanisms inside the machine. The cloth can be damped with a light, antibacterial cleaning solution mixed according to the package directions.
  • Next comes to use a non-abrasive glass cleaner to wipe the inside of the glass doors of vending machine. Wipe out glasses carefully and once you have done so, be sure to let it dry before you close it or it can leave streaks and foggy-looking spots.
  • Now that you have cleaned inner side and glasses of vending machine, it is time to clean out the bottom of the machine. First check if there is a tray that catches the purchased products or a place where liquid overflow is gathered, thoroughly clean the area with antibacterial solution. You can use any soft cloth or towel to dry the tray.
  • Once, everything is done, once again check every area and make sure every part and every area of the vending machine is cleaned. Replace all product. Close the door. Clean the outside of the machine using a non-abrasive cleaning solution. Be sure to clean the change receptacle and the sides and top of the machine.

Tips & Warnings

  • When you remove products, group them together for ease in putting them back.
  • Do not use an abrasive cleaner, because it could permanently scratch your machine. Be mindful of the odors that your cleaning solutions emit. You don't want to offend or upset your customers or the management of the business where your machine is located.

Of course, the easiest way is calling us to get professional cleaning services.

Thanks to Vendzone Vending Machine for providing the professional vending knowledge.