Catering Insight took a look back at the achievements of the UK catering equipment industry over the last 12 months with the Dealer’s Choice initiative.
We put a call out to senior distributor executives to find out what their favourite lockdown launches would be and nearly 300 were invited to demonstrate their ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for products in 11 categories.
In the grease management category, 53% of dealers plumped for Filta’s GM Cyclone.
The system, available in a range of sizes from oil separation specialist Filta Group, delivers high levels of fat, oil and grease (FOG) retention whilst using less energy than traditional GRUs and ensuring a better kitchen environment. Billed as the next generation of GRUs for large catering outlets, it addresses all the concerns of existing technologies after 15 years in development.
Designed by engineers working directly in the field, the GM Cyclone is said to be the world’s first hydro cyclonic-enhanced GRU with eight independent hydro cyclones. It offers two-stage FOG separation and recovery to deliver high levels of grease removal (approximately 2,000litres of quality oil recovered every year, worth £400) with less 25 parts per million FOG at outlet.
The unique and robust design is 100% stainless steel and has no plastic consumables in the product. It offers reportedly the lowest energy consumption of any GRU – costing as little as 3p a day to run, which could save a typical kitchen over £1,500 on power costs when compared with other units.
Suitable for drainage systems, dishwashers/pot wash areas, rotisserie ovens and combi ovens, it is also a sealed outlet with no need for staff to remove covers, ensuring no odours for a better working environment, reduced cleaning time and better hygiene.
This product is designed to raise the standard for grease recovery, at a time when regulations are becoming increasingly stringent, combining excellent grease removal, low power costs and easy daily maintenance to overcome all the challenges traditionally faced with GRUs.