My work has basic 3 compartment sink. Dish-washers are doing soap, rinse, sanitize w/ a "multi-purpose sanitizer". Quart containers often come off the rack smelling (and tasting) like the sanitizer most consistently but almost any type of dish has had the smell occassionally. Needless to say if you use the cleaned dishes that smell like sanitizer the flavor gets into the food. I find it absolutely disgusting and some days I come in to work and feel like I have to throw ever quart container and a lot of pans back into the dish and even if I scrub them down myself and skip the sanitizer the flavor still lingers (esp on court containers and sautee pans).
Talked to boss many times about it and he always says it's just because the dish washers are using too much sanitizer (too high concentration) or that they aren't air drying all the dishes. I think both of these are things that will help lessen the problem if addressed but aren't the cause. I once hypothesized that the dishes were only superficially cleaned and that little thin layers of oil remained on them and then infused with sanitizer flavor...
Anyone else dealt with this!? This is the only kitchen I've ever had this problem and I've worked in quite a few (although many didn't use sanitizer that I know of, or they used bleach instead) HELP
I don't want to quit, I want to solve this problem.