Cleaning Test Method DCC-17 | Greasy Soil
DCC-17 Method A: Tough Greasy Kitchen Soil Test Method For Evaluating Cleaners Used To Clean Hard Surfaces HCPA Designation DCC-17 (April 2018) This Greasy Soil Test Method is a guide that evaluates the cleaning performance of products intended for use on hard surfaces in the kitchen. This guide provides techniques for soil application, cleaning and evaluating performance of detergent systems under controlled, but practical, hard surface cleaning conditions. This guide can be used to assess product performance on tough greasy soils that can be found on kitchen counter tops or large appliances such as stove tops. The soil contains typical ingredients found in consumer’s kitchens: fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and dirt. The soil is applied to white porcelain enameled tiles and oven baked, prior to testing. Proper safety precautions should be observed when using this method. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for test reagents should be reviewed prior to usage. DCC-17 Method B: Tough Greasy Kitchen Soil Test Method For Evaluating Ready-to-Use Cleaners Used To Clean Hard Surfaces (April 2018) This test method can be used to assess the performance of kitchen degreasing products on kitchen surfaces. Included is a description of a tough, greasy soil that is baked onto a porcelain-coated stainless steel tiles. This is to reproduce a consumer-relevant greasy food-based soil composed of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The tenacity of this soil allows for differentiation between degreasing agents.