Industrial Equipment and Supplies For A Successful Business

Hi, my name is Trevor Hamblin and I have written this blog about industrial equipment and supplies. It's very important that business owners keep the necessary supplies and equipment on hand to run their operation efficiently. I became interested in industrial equipment and supplies after talking with my neighbor who owns his own business. I never realized how many different supplies were needed to run a business until he explained it to me. After we spoke, I started doing some research on my own and found out a lot more information. Since I believe this is important advice that every business owner should know, I wanted to write a blog about it. I hope that after learning about the industrial equipment and supplies that are needed, you'll also have a better understanding of all that's required.

Hot Grease Doesn't Help: New Restaurant Owners Should Be Aware Of How Grease Interacts With Equipment


No matter where you look, you'll see advice to avoid putting fatty or greasy materials down sink drains. Unfortunately, the continued appearance of this advice implies that people aren't listening. One compromise people try to make is to put hot grease (or grease softened by hot water) down drains, particularly in large commercial kitchen setups where washing dishes quickly is essential to the kitchen continuing to operate. However, if you're a new kitchen manager or restaurant owner, keep an eagle eye on your workers and instruct them to wipe off grease first, because hot grease is just as bad for your facility's drain equipment as is cold grease.

Heat Loss and Solidification

When you pour hot grease down a drain, or when you wash grease down with hot water, all you're doing is delaying solidification. The hot grease will eventually cool as it travels further down the drain, solidifying along the way. One or two incidents might not do anything, but if this is happening daily, you're going to end up with a clog that stops your kitchen operations. And what's worse, the clog will be further down the line and require special help from plumbers and from part manufacturers.

Newer Interceptors Are Better at Handling Hot Grease, but There Are Still Limits

One way to help the situation is to ensure your grease interceptor is newer, if not completely new. New interceptors are rated for higher temperature exposure; older ones that aren't rated for higher temperatures can experience issues if they come into contact with hot grease. However, the interceptor is meant to catch random bits of grease that got down the drain despite your best efforts. Overall, you still need to remove grease from plates before rinsing. Contact companies like Plastics Inc. that supply grease interceptors for the newest and best models. 

Partial Drain Gunk Removal, Which Is Worse Than It Sounds

Over time, gunk builds up along the sides of your drain pipes. This happens no matter how careful you are about what goes down the sink. Hot water is one of the items used to get rid of this gunk when you use it with other ingredients like baking soda and in specific amounts. If you're randomly throwing hot grease down the drain, though, you could end up removing part of the gunk with the grease -- but leaving enough behind to release distinct odors into your kitchen. That is unappetizing for anyone who is exposed.

Wipe off greasy foods before washing dishes, and have older plastic parts like the interceptor replaced with newer ones. Clean the drains regularly to avoid too much gunk buildup. Proper drain care is essential for proper kitchen function.


26 April 2017