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Let’s Get To The Core Of Grease - It’s Crucial For Your Commercial Kitchen

If you own a restaurant, a cafeteria, a hotel or perhaps a hospital you would know about the challenges associated with the maintenance of a commercial kitchen. There are different impurities generated, excess of humidity, more of heat from the kitchen appliances/equipment and of course, the waste produced during the cooking process. And, you even need to stay by the laws that are quite stringent. All of these problems can be taken care of if you have a well-designed commercial kitchen. However, the main design challenge lies in tackling the grease problem. But you can certainly get out of this problem with the presence of Grease Trap or grease removal device in your plumbing system. It is one of the major solutions to the problems involved with the industrial grease management. So, before we move onto the solution, let us get to the core of grease problems.

Why Is Grease A Problem?

Grease is a complex of chemical compounds found in an industrial kitchen. It is categorised into two different types: brown grease and yellow grease. The latter is regarded as Recycled Vegetable Oil (RVO) which is the resultant of the recycled cooking oil recovered from deep fryers and griddles. This yellow grease is actually as valuable as gold - due to its versatile nature it is used in manufacturing soap, rubber, detergents, fuel, animal feed and even clothes. So, it’s an incredible $2 billion industry On the contrary, the brown grease is the fats, oils, and fog generated as food waste during the cooking process. The brown grease is perceived to have of no use and so it is discarded down the kitchen sink which is typically connected to a sewer or a local wastewater disposal system. That is a different matter that new technology is showing a potential to recycle even the brown grease - though it is not happening currently at a substantial level. The amount of grease generated by commercial kitchen depends on the frequency and the type of cuisine prepared. Though it sounds good enough to get rid of this brown grease by discarding, it could create a havoc if not treated properly. When you dump the warm grease in the sink it appears in the liquid form. But as it moves through the plumbing ducts and the temperature falls, it turns into a thick sturdy mass which could cause a lot of serious consequences. (Think about the bad cholesterol that clogs your arteries when you don’t take proper care of your body. You know what happens right? The case is similar with the grease) Consequently, the hardened grease leads to blockages in sewer collection lines causing overflow of waste water from the sewers. It sticks to the inner walls of the drainage pipes and inhibits the smooth flow of water down the pipeline. Even use of detergents and bleach to clear the line cannot fix the issue. It may seem to solve it initially. But later the mixture turns back to thick solid mass. Have a look at the list of serious problems caused due to these blockages........read more