Preventing FOG Build Up in Arenas
It is thought that more than 70 percent of drain blockages within commercial kitchens are caused by the build-up of fats, oils and grease (FOG) generated from rotisserie ovens, dishwashers and the washing up of cooking trays, plates, pots and pans. We believe that is 70 percent of blockages which can be prevented by either better grease management systems or properly maintained equipment with good housekeeping practices.
Best Practices To Prevent FOG Build Up in Arenas
Dry wipe and clean excess food off cookware and plates before washing them and dispose of food waste with other solid waste. This will greatly reduce the amount of FOG going into your grease management solution and ensure it functions more effectively.
2. Use A Waste Food Strainer
Food debris can quickly build up in the drains restricting the wastewater flow. By using a waste food strainer, you can prevent even small grains of rice entering the drain. Food collected in the strainer must then be emptied into a rubbish bin.
3. Schedule Regular Maintenance
Make sure that your grease management equipment is regularly checked and maintained according to the operating instructions. Certain products require daily or weekly actions to be carried out by staff in addition to the routine servicing by our grease management specialists.
4. Keep A Record Of FOG Management
It is important to keep a log of all grease management maintenance and routine actions by staff, problems encountered, and work carried out by professionals as this will help you fine tune your grease management processes and optimise your service intervals.
5. Arrange For A Waste Contractor To Collect Recycled Oil
If your kitchen has an automatic grease recovery unit (GRU) installed, it is vital that your employees are using it correctly. Never tip the waste oil collected in the oil cassette back down the drain. Instead the waste oil captured by the grease management system should be stored in a separate container or drum and arranged to be collected by a waste oil contractor. Certain GRU’s such as the GreaseMaster, has minimal water content and is suitable for use in the production of biodiesel, making it a very sustainable solution.