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How to clean up spilled cooking oil

Here are the two steps to clean up spilled cooking oil: 1. Absorb the bulk of the spill using oil absorbent. Oil absorbent comes in basically two forms; 1. granular (in a bag) that can be spread onto oil spill and worked in with a broom or shovel, 2. Absorbent sheets that are laid on top of the spill so…

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pan grease

What’s the difference between cooking grease and used vegetable oil?

and.... Who cares? Used cooking oil and greases have value in today's greening world and so accurately describing them to a buyer such as Lifecycle Renewables, matters. If it comes out of a fryolator or other deep frying apparatus, it is usually described as: Used Cooking Oil Used fryer oil Waste Vegetable Oil and if it solid before used, it…

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sink drain

What happens when I pour fryolator oil down the drain?

So, I have some fryolator oil and my grease recycler has horrible service, my grease bins are overflowing and I need to change my fryers. If you pour your oil down a kitchen sink drain, it will be in your grease trap in 5 seconds. If you flush oil down the toilet it will make it's way out of the…

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floor drain

Restaurant floor drain is backed up – why?

Is there greasy or soapy water coming out of your floor drain in your kitchen? This is less than zero fun for your staff! What's going on here? All restaurant plumbing configurations are different... especially in old cities like Boston. Generally there is a back up down stream of where the floor drain connects with other drain pipes. Because the…

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When to change frying oil

[caption id="attachment_613" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Frying Oil Lifecycle[/caption] Frying oil is expensive and you always want to make the most of it.  How do you know when to change your oil?  Most Chefs "just know" based upon the quality of the food coming out of the fryer. However, chemically, once you pour fresh oil into a hot fryer your oil…

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How frequently should I have my grease trap cleaned?

The expense of cleaning your grease trap is one that you would rather not pay.  It doesn't help your food and beverage sales, it doesn't create loyal customers or even help improve quality.  It is just a cost of doing business.  To save money, you may decide to do it yourself. (if you can stomach the task!)  So, how often…

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My Grease Trap has Overflowed. Why?

If your grease trap has overflowed, it means that the outlet line or somewhere down stream is blocked. During normal operation the water level inside the grease trap will never rise above the outlet pipe connected to the trap.  Here are some common symptoms and some likely causes: Symptom Likely Root Cause Grease Trap is Overflowing The outlet line from…

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Grease trap service with care: How we keep things clean

Your customers expect floors so clean you could eat off them.  We understand this and go to lengths to ensure we are providing clean and discreet servicing of your grease trap.  Here is a recent job where it was important to cover the floors in our path to the kitchen, as a precaution. The floors where beautiful before we arrived…

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How do I know when to change my frying oil?

[caption id="attachment_613" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Frying Oil Lifecycle[/caption] Frying oil is expensive and you always want to make the most of it.  How do you know when to change your oil?  Most Chefs "just know" based upon the quality of the food coming out of the fryer. However, chemically, once you pour fresh oil into a hot fryer your oil…

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