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Dry Ice Blasting:


Baking & Food Processing

Dry ice blasting is used extensively in the baking and food processing industry for cleaning all types of equipment. Dry ice cleaning also reduces contamination associated with grease, carbon, nuts and other allergens. Cleaning with dry ice effectively replaces expensive and labor-intensive manual scrubbing processes and eliminates the need for caustic chemicals and/or water.

Industries benefitting from dry ice blasting include:

  • Bakeries
  • Candy manufacturing
  • Coffee roasters
  • Dairy product manufacturing
  • Ingredient manufacturing
  • Potato chip manufacturing
  • Pudding manufacturing
  • Snack food manufacturing
  • Spice manufacturing
  • Tortilla and tortilla chip manufacturing

Dry ice blasting can allow faster and more effective cleaning for the following types of bakery and food processing equipment:

  • Bakery molds
  • Carts, fryers and racks
  • Commercial waffle irons
  • Conveyors
  • Drip pans
  • Drive chains
  • Extruders and dryers
  • Flour sifters
  • Ishida weighers and baggers
  • Knife blades
  • Mixers
  • Ovens and oven doors
  • Packaging machines
  • Proof boxes
  • Slicers
  • Wafer oven plates


Bakery mixer before dry ice blasting Bakery mixer after dry ice blasting
Before dry ice blasting After dry ice blasting

Advantages of Dry Ice Blasting

Restaurant equipment can be cleaned without removing it from the production line with dry ice blasting

Inhibits Growth of Bacteria

Using dry ice blasting as the cleaning agent reduces the use of water. This, in turn, inhibits the growth of bacteria. The dry ice cleaning process reduces mold spores and other biological agents that settle into built-up material. 

Clean In Place

Because dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning method and the dry ice sublimates upon contact, items like bread slicers can be cleaned without disassembling equipment. No wiping by hand is required reducing possible injury to the work force as well as possible damage to the blades.

Reduced Contamination

The food-grade dry ice pellets used in the dry ice blasting process leave no secondary waste to contaminate the product or clean up. Cleaning with dry ice blasting helps reduce salmonella, E. Coli and other bacteria.

Reduced Downtime

Dry ice blasting allows installed equipment to be cleaned without the need to remove it from the production line which saves hours of downtime and reduces labor costs.

Reduced Secondary Waste

Since the dry ice used for clean-up sublimates, no secondary waste is produced. This yields cost savings from reduced clean-up, hazardous chemical disposal and sanitary sewer charges.

Restaurant equipment can be cleaned without the use of harmful chemicals with dry ice blastingSafe for Electric Equipment

Dry ice blasting is electrically safe, will not short-circuit motors or switches, and produces no flammable or explosive byproducts.