05 Jan 4 Ways To Transfer Used Cooking Oil From Fryer
4 Ways To Transfer Used Cooking Oil From Fryer
One of the most sanitary, efficient cleaning techniques you can practice in your restaurant kitchen is recycling used cooking oil. The process of transferring the oil to a holding bin and then storing it in a safe place can present a problem. One of the benefits of working with a fryer oil recycling service in Myrtle Beach is the different pumping and storage options available. The Elvis Service Company understands that restaurants come in all sizes, so one solution won’t work as a cure-all for each kitchen. Here are four of the best ways to transfer your used cooking oil to store and recycle it properly.
Outdoor Storage Containers
Outdoor storage containers for used grease are on option but come with a few inherit problems. These containers call for restaurant workers to manually remove the oil from the kitchen and pour the liquid into the outdoor bins. This storage method makes it more likely for an employee to get burned or spill the oil while transporting or pouring it. Once the oil is outside, unless the bins are secured with a locked lid, that grease can be an easy target for thieves.
Indoor Oil Caddies
A portable cart houses the tanks that will gather the used cooking oil. By wheeling the cart to the fryer, the kitchen employee can connect the hose and transfer the oil from the fryer into the cart container. The tanks can then be rolled to the restaurant’s indoor oil storage container and drained through the connecting hose. This method greatly reduces the risk of burns and spills. Restaurants with limited kitchen space often prefer this fryer oil recycling method because the storage tanks can be kept any distance from the fryers.
Indoor Oil Tank
The indoor tanks that pump the fryer grease directly eliminate the need for the caddy system and make recycling your used cooking oil even easier. The pump station transfers the used fryer oil from the fryer bank to the indoor storage container. Because the piping between the fryers and the storage tank must connect, the pump station must be positioned near the kitchen fryers. An Elvis Service Company team member can evaluate your kitchen to see if the indoor oil tank is a viable solution for your restaurant.
Direct Pump System
With the flip of a switch, your kitchen staff can drain the used cooking oil into a storage unit. While most storage containers are located indoors, it’s possible to have your fryers routed to an outdoor unit. Fryers built in the last few years are generally compatible with the direct pump system. For kitchens with older model fryers, a conversion kit may allow your fryers to connect directly to the oil storage container. Your employees won’t have to worry about wearing safety gear, burns, or spills with the direct pump system.
Recycling Cooking Oil
Once you’ve established a transfer and storage method for your kitchen’s used cooking oil, it’s crucial to rely on a recycling company that can remove the oil in a clean, efficient manner. Give the Elvis Service Company team a call to see which method would work best for your kitchen and how our team can help make clean up easier.