Tips on How to Properly Handle Bakery Plastic Trays

The major distinction between successful and failed baking lies in having the right equipment and tools needed to bake. Among the list of these “must-haves” are the baking trays that come in various designs and materials. The general consensus among industrial bakeries is that plastic trays are the way to go, compared to their metal and steel counterparts. This is because of the different advantages they provide to manufacturers and users alike, including being lightweight, durable, easy to fabricate, affordable, cheap to produce, versatile, non-conductive, and odourless. They are also very easy to clean, safe to use, and can be recycled.


However, despite the fact that plastic trays are durable, still they need to be properly handled or taken care of for longer use.


Here are top four tips for you to fully enjoy all the benefits these trays bring to your bakery business.


#1. Keeping them clean

The substances which are left on the surface of the plastic tray can tarnish its colour and destroy its structural formation. Regularly cleaning them allows their service to be of the highest quality and durable.


#2. Prevent overstacking

For regular plastic baking trays, it’s advised to have 10 maximum units per stack, and at most 15 for the smaller ones. This is to prevent them from getting damaged due to constant tipping and to keep them perfectly in shape.


#3. Keeping them away from extreme heat

Normally, a plastic tray cannot handle extreme temperatures well because of the degenerative nature of plastics, making them less effective in handling too much heat. So, to make sure that they last longer, stack or store them at room temperatures.


#4. Not placing them near corrosives

Very strong chemicals such as acids and alkalis are most likely to corrode the surface of plastic trays, causing them to wear out, harden, or fade much faster. Thus, in order to maintain their perfect condition, it is important to keep them away from corrosives.