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    Filthy Rat

    I was working on a Rational at a KFC recently. The call was for a service 34.1, no big deal. When I got there and looked at the service history I found over 1200 service 34ís and over 5000 service 37ís!!! The unit was the dirtiest combi Iíve ever seen. Utterly filthy inside and out. The P1 pressure port behind the fan was clogged (hence the 37ís) so bad I had to drill out the carbon buildup. When I tested it in steam mode I noticed a ton of steam billowing out from the underside of the unit and nothing coming out of the drain vent stack. Weird? I look in the stack and find itís packed tight with carbon buildup. From top to bottom itís clogged and so is the rubber boot on the bottom and the drain box 70% full of this carbon.

    Anybody remember when KFC started using the Blodgett Excel ovens? Remember what the chicken byproducts would do to that oven? Well, even a Rational with its sophisticated Care Control system canít even keep up with the cleaning demands that it requires.








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    Well, no.. But I did eat at kfc yesterday. First time in a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan812 View Post
    I was working on a Rational at a KFC recently. The call was for a service 34.1, no big deal. When I got there and looked at the service history I found over 1200 service 34’s and over 5000 service 37’s!!! The unit was the dirtiest combi I’ve ever seen. Utterly filthy inside and out. The P1 pressure port behind the fan was clogged (hence the 37’s) so bad I had to drill out the carbon buildup. When I tested it in steam mode I noticed a ton of steam billowing out from the underside of the unit and nothing coming out of the drain vent stack. Weird? I look in the stack and find it’s packed tight with carbon buildup. From top to bottom it’s clogged and so is the rubber boot on the bottom and the drain box 70% full of this carbon.

    Anybody remember when KFC started using the Blodgett Excel ovens? Remember what the chicken byproducts would do to that oven? Well, even a Rational with its sophisticated Care Control system can’t even keep up with the cleaning demands that it requires.








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    Made a lot of money at KFC due to things like that, although I never did hot side work.
    Disturbed a nest of around 250 roaches one time in a roll away under counter cooler just behind the cashier. About 20 people in line saw it and just left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Made a lot of money at KFC due to things like that, although I never did hot side work.
    Disturbed a nest of around 250 roaches one time in a roll away under counter cooler just behind the cashier. About 20 people in line saw it and just left.



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    > Anybody remember when KFC started using the Blodgett Excel ovens?

    Yes, indeed. What a mess. And that liquid cleaning solution would burn holes in your uniform.

    And when I heard they were going to Rationals instead of the Excels, I decided it was time to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBozo2315 View Post
    > Anybody remember when KFC started using the Blodgett Excel ovens?

    Yes, indeed. What a mess. And that liquid cleaning solution would burn holes in your uniform.

    And when I heard they were going to Rationals instead of the Excels, I decided it was time to retire.
    That cleaning solution was something else. Dangerous is how I would best describe it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan812 View Post



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    The manager just started pouring buckets of water on them trying to wash them out of the customers view. But all it did was create a roach water park.
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    KFC and several other chicken places is definitely on the list for a refer guys not to eat at right there with the Asian places
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    Like when you see chicken feathers in the exhaust fans of some Chinese restaurants you know it's fresh

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