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What does the phrase "Those two mix like oil and water" really mean?

What does the phrase "Those two mix like oil and water" really mean?

We use the term “Those two mix like oil and water,” when describing two people who don’t like each other. Maybe you’ve also noticed shimmering oil floating on the surface of water on the road after it rains. In both cases you understand that water and oil don’t mix well —but have you ever wondered why? So many other things can dissolve in water—why not oil? In this activity we’ll explore what makes oil so special.

May 20, 2022
Cheap enzyme dosing grease management, busting the cheap grease trap myth. Dosing vs grease trap

Cheap enzyme dosing grease management, busting the cheap grease trap myth. Dosing vs grease trap

While the first part of the article established that any treatment claims made for dosing systems are dubious at best, it now turns out that even cost effectiveness is questionable and only works if biological dosing systems are operated in a low or standard setting. Increasing the dosing intensity immediately effects the running cost of an enzyme dosing system and very quickly tips the overall cost in favour of an automated grease retention unit.

May 12, 2022
Automatic Grease Traps vs Manual Grease Traps

Automatic Grease Traps vs Manual Grease Traps

Grease Traps and Automated Grease Recovery units are one of the most common (Fats, Oils and Grease) FOG Control solutions. Manual or passive and automatic grease traps being the most widely accepted devices for commercial kitchen operators. Both devices are marketed as performing essentially the same job of separating fat, oil and grease from kitchen wastewater. At first look automatic grease traps seem very expensive compared to manual grease traps. There is more than meets the eye and additional factors should be consider than just the initial purchasing cost of the unit.

May 6, 2022
What is the true cost of inefficient FOG (Fat, Oil & Grease) Control

What is the true cost of inefficient FOG (Fat, Oil & Grease) Control

There might be as many opinions on this question as there are people in the room. However, fact is that a block drain has a knock on effect. Block drains often result in the kitchen shutting down until experts have resolved the blockage and in some extreme cases there is water damage in lower level sections of the building. While every blockage has different effects here is an idea on the cost

May 1, 2022
Grime Dining: Is Your Bottom Line Suffering from Overlooked Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control?

Grime Dining: Is Your Bottom Line Suffering from Overlooked Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control?

Google search results in over 50 Million hits for topics around "How to Make Sure Your Restaurant Smells Amazing". A P&G survey revealed, the top turn off noticed by customers immediately when entering a hotel or restaurant "Unpleasant / bad odour"

April 21, 2022
Why buying a second hand grease trap might be false economy

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.

April 17, 2022