With the jumps in cooking technology, there have been major enhancements to the way food has been prepared. One of the primary goals most food establishments have tried to accomplish is maintaining consistency in food production. With cooking oil filtration systems becoming readily available and with most establishments using these, food is prepared to specific standards that are more easily attained.
Oil Filtration Technology
Filtration technology to process and clean cooking oil has been around for a while, but the technology has reached a point now where oil may be cleaned by up to ninety nine percent. When food is cooked, there is a large amount of sediment left over in the oil caused by minute particles falling off into the oil. This causes the oil to become rancid, to change in color and odor. This adversely affects the food being cooked in a frying range through successive generations since these minute particles tend to stick to the fresh food giving an overcooked odor, color and taste.
What the cooking oil filter accomplishes is to mechanically run oil between the frying range, through a number of ever smaller filters that trap particles and clean the oil. The filter then pumps the oil back into the frying range delivering cooking oil that has been scrubbed clean of particle matter. The result is food being fried that looks, smells and tastes great.
Benefits of using a cooking oil filtration system
Any chef will immediately attest to the fact that food cooked in fresh oil is finer in quality than food that is prepared in cooking oil that has been used to fry food earlier. As mentioned above the first benefit of using a filtration system to clean oil is food that is consistent in quality. The very best restaurants and food production facilities pride themselves in the consistency of the food they produce. Now, with cooking oil filtration systems becoming readily available, this consistency may be maintained by everyone.
Next, there is a good deal of time wasted on changing oil in the frying range. This is because, once cooking has become rancid to a point where it is simply unusable, it must be replaced. Replacing the oil means letting the oil cool so that it may be handled, it means emptying the range, cleaning the range and finally replacing the old oil with new. Cooking oil that is constantly cleaned by a filtration system increases the life of the oil in the frying range by up to five times. This means that the frying range can now be continuously be used for five times longer.
There is also a massive cost advantage too here since by using the frying range longer and continuously, more food can be processed. This immediately increases the revenue the establishment stands to gain. Also, there is an added increase in the amount of money that is saved due to fewer oil changes. With oil being changed five times less, there is a fivefold saving in the money being spent on cooking oil.