The Types of Grease Traps for Commercial Kitchens
Grease traps, also commonly known as grease interceptors, grease separators, and fat traps are devices designed to reduce the fats, oils, and grease (FOGs) entering the sewerage system via drain runs. They are put in place in commercial kitchens or any establishment that cooks hot food.
A grease trap is a device that is placed near, or under a commercial kitchen setup. Connecting to the drainage pipework, the grease trap effectively filters the wash-up wastewater from the FOG, containing these contaminants which can be then discarded in the proper manner.
Here at Goodflo we have over 20 years of experience supplying grease traps for commercial kitchens across the UK and are here to tell you which type of grease trap would be the perfect choice for your commercial kitchen.
Goodflo grease traps for commercial kitchens in the UK
So, what type of grease trap should you get? What size should you get? Which one you choose will also come down to how busy your commercial kitchen is. Goodflo offers several different grease trap products. Let’s take a look at them below.
G-Bag Grease Trap System SS
One of our most popular grease traps, the G-Bag Grease Trap System SS model is the perfect choice for commercial kitchens that serve up to 120 meals per day. The casing is made from premium-grade stainless steel and comes with two G-Bags and appropriate plumbing fixings.
This is incredibly easy to install and maintain and with the use of our handy G-Bags, you can empty these with absolutely no contact with the waste, so even the most squeamish of people can use this with ease.
Goodflo G-Bag System PE
This slightly larger grease trap can also be fitted under or close to most commercial kitchen washing sinks to effectively remove FOGs as well as food particles from daily cleaning and wash-ups. The system put in place can be maintained easily and eliminates the hassle of daily and weekly cleaning or removal of grease trap waste. If your commercial kitchen has one to two commercial sinks, then the high-density polyethylene casing can be placed in the appropriate location.
G-Bag Grease Trap + Dosing Package
This cost-effective package combines our sophisticated stainless steel grease trap system as well as an automatic dosing pump that is battery-powered, combined with 20 litres of our Grease Dose Premium solution. The battery allows the system to automatically release a dose of our grease solution, which is made up using selected micro-organisms that digest grease, in your commercial kitchen.
These are all viable options for grease traps for commercial kitchens but there is another type of grease trap that is external, rather than being by your kitchen set-up. These are known as underground grease traps.
Underground grease traps
Underground grease traps are designed for external, below-ground, and compact installations which meet UK building regulations. If you run a commercial kitchen with multiple sinks of more than three and have a higher number of meals served per day of up to 250, then an underground grease trap is the more viable option to choose.
Goodflo can provide a wide range of underground grease traps which are sized from 150 litres up to 2300 litres for larger operations. Upfront, these are on the more expensive side compared to the grease traps that would be located for indoor use, however, they are the more capable system to effectively stop FOGs and food solids from entering general drainage and sewage systems. The FOGI range offers up to 2600 litre sized tanks which are expertly designed with larger commercial kitchens in mind. They are the optimal choice for other industries including farm shops, leisure centres, hospitals, prisons, hotels, food manufacturing plants, and of course restaurants.
Goodflo can provide you with everything you need
We specialise in providing you with innovative technologies which utilise clean technology with measures in place that promote a healthy environment. We can deliver to you the type of grease trap for your commercial kitchen that you are looking for. If you need an easy-to-install and use internal grease trap, or one from our range of exterior underground grease traps, we have you covered.