3 Tips To Keep In Mind When Dealing With Grease

25 May 2022
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Commercial kitchens can create a lot of grease during the course of a day. This grease must be dealt with properly to avoid any major plumbing problems or foul odors from affecting your business.

Here are three tips that you can use as you work to implement a grease management program in your own commercial kitchen.

1. Avoid the Drains

The last thing that you want to do is allow any of the grease you are collecting to recycle to find its way into one of your facility's drains. 

Grease has a very thin and runny consistency when it has been heated. As grease begins to cool, it begins to solidify. Any grease that is in your kitchen's drains will begin to solidify right in your pipes. This solidification can cause major clogs to form in your pipes.

Don't allow any grease to go down your drains. You should be able to safely recycle your used grease without causing any plumbing issues in the future.

2. Reuse Your Grease

One of the easiest ways that you can recycle your used kitchen grease is to reuse the grease several times before getting rid of it. Collect all of your kitchen grease in a designated bucket at the end of each day.

Grease isn't meant to last indefinitely, but it does have a very long shelf life.

You can tell if your grease can be reused by checking to see that it hasn't started to darken or develop a foul odor. These are surefire signs that the fatty polymers in the grease have started to break down, which can cause the grease to spoil.

Another way to tell if your grease can still be used is to check for bubbles when the grease is reheated. The presence of bubbles means that your grease can no longer be used.

3. Schedule Grease Haul-Offs

It's important that you have your commercial kitchen grease traps cleaned on a regular basis. Should the grease trap get too full, you may begin to notice a foul odor in your kitchen.

Scheduling your grease haul-offs at regular intervals throughout the year will prevent the need to call for an appointment each time your grease is taken to a grease recycling facility.

You can easily stay on top of managing your grease so that you don't have to deal with any of the negative things that happen when grease is allowed to accumulate.