Hi, I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant
Supply. In today’s episode, I’m going to do the
daily maintenance and cleansing For your Roundup Variety Steamer. The first thing you’re going to want to
do Is be sure that your unit is unplugged and
in the off position. From there, you’re going to want the unit
to cool completely Before you start touching it as it’s still
going to be quite hot to the touch. Next, you’re going to remove your steam
baskets. From there, you’re going to remove the housing
assembly cover itself, And also disconnect the drip tray from your
water line. Now, we should have only exposed the cast
iron steam manifold. From here, you’re going to unlock the locking
lever. The manifold should lift right out of place. Next, you’re going to want to remove the
diffuser plate. It just pulls right out. Then, it exposes the spray tube itself. A little plastic piece, it just pulls right
out. Then, last but not least you can remove the
o-ring. Once you have the manifold and spray tube
removed, It’s going to be very important that we
clean out the jets. And on the manifold, be sure that we clean
out all these jets properly. Once you have unclogged your spray jets, You’re going to want to wash both of these
pieces in hot soapy water, Rinse them, and then allow them to air-dry
before reassembling your Round Up variety steamer. Before you replace your o-ring, You’re going to want to get your Petro-Gel
lubricant. Dab a little smear on your finger and just
rub it thoroughly around the o-ring Until there’s a good solid amount of grease
all the way around. From there, it just drops right back into
place. Next, you’re going to get your clean spray
tube, and it should just slide right back in. From there, you’re going to put your diffuser
plate back over it. From there, we’ve got our steam manifold. Just lock it right back into place and don’t
forget to lock the lever. From there, put the drip tray back on, the
housing cover and your two vegetable baskets. Here are some common troubleshooting tips
for your Roundup Variety Steamer. Oftentimes, you’ll notice that maybe your
vegetables aren’t steaming in time Or not getting thoroughly cooked all the way
through. Two ways that could be is that your jets for
your steam are getting clogged and they’re not being cleaned thoroughly enough. Second, it could be that your o-ring is split
and that needs to be replaced. A good way to tell is if you can see the black
manifold from the base of the unit itself. There’s one seam where you might see steam
leaking out of. It’s okay to see steam coming out of all
these other seams, But if you see it out of specifically the
seam between the metal and the black cast iron That’s when you know you have a split o-ring. I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply.
Here’s to a better mise en place!