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What type of kitchen material and equipment is required?

You need the following equipment to cook and serve meals without restrictions on the type of menus or foods that you can cook, serve or store:
(1) Kitchen walls, counter tops, floors, cabinets and shelves that are:
(a) Maintained in good repair to include being properly sealed without chips or cracks;
(b) Moisture resistant; and
(c) Maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) A range with a properly vented hood or exhaust fan, except when serving only snacks;
(3) A refrigerator, freezer or a combination refrigerator with sufficient space for proper storage and cooling of food;
(4) Handwashing facilities located in or adjacent to the food preparation area with handwashing procedures posted at each sink used for handwashing and followed by all persons who participate in food preparation.
(5) A method to clean and sanitize equipment using:
(a) A two compartment sink and an automatic dishwasher capable of reaching a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit; or
(b) The means to appropriately clean and sanitize dishes and utensils through the use of a three compartment sink method where sink one is used to wash, sink two is used to rinse, and sink three contains a sanitizing ingredient;
(6) You may use a microwave oven to reheat foods if the food is:
(a) Rotated or stirred during heating;
(b) Covered to retain moisture; and
(c) Held for two minutes prior to serving to allow the temperature to spread evenly throughout the food.
[WSR 06-15-075, recodified as § 170-295-3220, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-3220, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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