Buying an old and inexpensive second hand grease trap typically looks like the cheapest option, but in reality it could prove to be a false economy. It is likely that you will have to pay more for repairs and maintenance and modern grease traps tend to be energy efficient, which means that you pay less daily running cost.
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Why buying a second hand grease trap might be false economy

Buying an old and inexpensive second hand grease trap typically looks like the cheapest option, but in reality it could prove to be a false economy. It is likely that you will have to pay more for repairs and maintenance and modern grease traps tend to be energy efficient, which means that you pay less daily running cost.

Buying an old and inexpensive second hand grease trap typically looks like the cheapest option, but in reality it could prove to be a false economy. It is likely that you will have to pay more for repairs and maintenance and modern grease traps tend to be energy efficient, which means that you pay less daily running cost. What’s more, it may even be possible to enjoy such preferential deals on newer grease traps, including interest rate deals, that you end up paying less or the same as you would for a second hand grease trap.

Discounts And Interest Rate Deals

Typically, low interest rate deals are reserved for those that buy new grease trap, and if you intend to pay the cost of your grease trap off over a couple of years, then this can make a significant difference to the total cost of buying and using a grease trap.

Energy Prices

Energy efficiency has become an extremely important consideration to kitchens buying grease traps and, therefore, to grease trap manufacturers. This means that modern automated grease traps are more efficient than older ones, and even if you only prepare a small number of meals every day, over the space of a year or two, the total that you save by buying a newer model could prove significant.

Maintenance Costs And Maintenance Plans

A new grease trap will usually come with warranty, often 3 years or more and there is less chance of something going wrong. Second hand grease traps naturally have old parts, and even through general wear and tear, this means that they are more likely to break or become badly damaged. The older the second hand grease trap, the more difficult it is likely to be to find the parts, too, and this means that you may have to pay a premium just to replace a worn out part.

More Efficient automated grease traps

Modern grease traps are more efficient. With modern pumps, motors and heating elements, thanks to its advance in technology and other features and parts, can produce the same power with less electricity. This means that you could end up paying less for electricity and you may even find that you pay less for your property insurance. Better efficiency also means fewer problems, and means that you will be less likely to have to buy a replacement grease trap in just a few short months.

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