Commercial kitchens produce a large quantity of grease on a daily basis. This grease can be difficult to manage. If it is not managed properly, it can lead to spills and overflow that will be dangerous to your employees. It can also cause damage and clogging to your pipes as well as odors and health hazards. In order to avoid these issues, it’s important to manage the grease that your kitchen produces appropriately. Here are some tips that can help!
1. Reuse Clean Oil
If the oil you cook with does not have to be thrown away directly from the skillet. If the oil is clear, free of extra sediments, and odorless, you can reuse it to cook new dishes. Reusing oil will cut down on the grease waste produced in your kitchen. Cutting down on this waste will reduce the risk of grease-related issues in your commercial kitchen.
2. Bake Instead of Frying
One great way to manage the amount of grease waste that your kitchen produces is to opt for baking dishes instead of frying them. Baking food will produce significantly less oil than frying food. Baked food is also healthier, more energy efficient, and more cost effective. Whenever you can substitute frying for baking, it's a good idea to minimize the production of grease.
3. Clean Your Grease Trap Regularly
Your grease trap will collect fats, grease, and oils. Over time, this build up can overflow and cause a slipping hazard or back up into your pipes and cause clogs and damage. In order to avoid these issues, it’s important to regularly empty your grease trap. Typically, restaurant grease traps should be emptied roughly once per week. Be sure to start a contract with a grease trap pumping company that will schedule regular maintenance to make sure your grease trap never overflows.
4. Pre-Clean Dishes
Before dumping waste down the drain, consider pre-cleaning your fishes. Use a rubber scraper to get rid of excess waste. Consider using a paper towel or food grade paper to remove excess grease and throw it in the trash. Minimizing the amount of grease and waste that you dump down the drain will help manage the issues that grease can cause to your kitchen.
5. Use Sink Strainers
Sink strainers are a great way to catch excess food and waste before they go down the drain. Once the strainer catches the waste, you can remove it manually and dump it into the trash. Sink strainers can help catch excess fats, oils, and grease to minimize the damage that they can cause to your pipes and your restaurant.
ADB Septic | CT Grease Trap Services
It's likely that you don't often think about your grease traps, which is more than understandable considering the other priorities involved with running a successful restaurant. That's why our team at ADB Septic is more than happy to take care of your grease trap cleaning for you. We offer a wide variety of services including regular pumping and service contracts, accurate record keeping and reporting, hi-pressure jetting, and 24-hour emergency service. Whatever your grease trap needs are, we can help!