The Dollars and Cents Behind Oil Filtration

Whether you’re opening up a brand new restaurant, or you’ve been in business for decades and are just looking to optimize your frying program, improving your oil filtration system can go a long way toward efficiency and savings.

Everyone knows that restaurant logistics can be a nightmare. However, one easy way to make things easier on yourself is to improve your oil filtration process. You’ll need to purchase oil less often, your food will come out tasting better, and your customers will keep coming back. Plenty of restaurant improvements promise to make you more profitable, but the numbers are clear when it comes to oil. Increasing the efficiency of your oil filtration isn’t just an improvement on the back end, it’s a great way to lead to improvements throughout your restaurant. 

Get the most out of the oil you buy

Frying oil isn’t cheap, but effective filtration systems can help you make the most of it. When your business uses a high-quality oil filtration system, you can make your oil last longer by filtering out contaminants. Once you’ve got an efficient system in place to keep your oil fresh and clean longer, you won’t have to order new oil as often, and you’ll see the difference in your bottom line. You generally won’t even need to purchase a new brand, or type, of oil.

A sophisticated oil filtration system will improve whatever you fill your fryers with. It’s a one-time investment that will see returns year after year. Cutting the amount of oil you have to order is more money to invest in your restaurant every month.

Increase profits with high-quality food

Sure, you can meet health and safety requirements with low-quality oil, as long as you change it frequently. But when you’re frying with cheap or unfiltered oil, you’re not cooking the best food you can. A good filtration system can help filter out scraps of food that will negatively impact future cook cycles. When you don’t have to worry about the quality of your oil, you can focus on attracting more customers, secure in the knowledge that they’ll be willing to pay for the high-quality food you’re serving. Quality oil filtration doesn’t just make your food better-tasting, it makes it safer. A reputation for cleanliness is a great thing to have as a restaurant, and serving well-made food is a great way to obtain it. 

Retain customers

Every food customer has a horror story about a restaurant they’ll never return to. Word of mouth is a powerful ally, or enemy. Efficient oil filtration will ensure that the oil used to cook your customers’ food is high-quality, fresh, and free of contaminants from previous batches. Serving fresh, clean food is the easiest way to score points with customers. In addition to it simply being a good idea, high-quality food is what bring customers back for more. On the other hand, serving low-quality food is the easiest way to drive customers away. No matter what your restaurant serves, keeping customers coming back for it is the simplest way to increase profits. 

The bottom line

Oil filtration is an often-neglected area of restaurant ownership. Many times, owners pass over the “grandfathered” systems that have lasted since the restaurant was built or purchased, unaware that upgrading the filtration system is a potential gold mine. Upgrading your oil filtration system isn’t a cure-all for the restaurant, but it’s a great idea for a large majority of kitchens. If you’re in charge of your restaurant’s purchasing, there’s a good chance you’ve meticulously analyzed every other portion of your building. Isn’t it worth taking a few minutes to consider your oil filters? 

Here at Pitco, we’ve taken important steps to make sure our fryers and oil filtration systems are as safe and efficient to operate as possible. If you’d like to learn more about commercial kitchen oil filtration systems and how they can contribute to the overall health of your safety scores, schedule a free consultation with us today.

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