FiltaFry | Frequently Asked Questions

Active Fryer Management Service

FiltaFry cooking oil filtration - fryer management

1. Why is FiltaFry’s service necessary? / Why should we have Filta perform the service for us?
Before and after fryer micro oil filtration and fryer cleaning

Frying oil and fat rapidly deteriorates with the build-up of burned carbons and other suspended particles. Regular filtering reduces the onset of this chemical breakdown, extends the life of cooking oil and creates better food presentation. This is the reason that many fryers have basic built-in filters and many establishments purchase specialized filtration machines.

However, these basic filtration machines are rarely used because it takes trained personnel to operate them and most restaurants/catering outlets/food-preparation facilities use part-time “unskilled” labor, often employing teenagers to handle this complex machinery. Other findings have concluded that many kitchen accidents are the result of burns from fryers and that most, if not all, employees despise changing the oil and cleaning the fryers (so this important task is rarely performed). Also, a great deal of money is wasted on oil being thrown away which was still of a suitable quality to use (again, a result of untrained personnel and poor cooking oil filtration).

FiltaFry’s oil filtration services minimize the risks to kitchen personnel, reduce accidents and insurance claims, and increase employee retention by taking the messy undertaking of oil filtration and fryer cleaning off your hands. Other benefits of the FiltaFry service include: Increased cooking life of oil, improved food quality, and consistently cleaner fryers. On top of all that, FiltaFry’s service charge is normally covered by the reduction in oil purchases and increases in labor savings!

FiltaFry will provide you with all of the aforementioned benefits even if you already perform your own oil filtration and fryer cleaning. By doing so, you demonstrate that you care about your oil and will therefore benefit further from the FiltaFry service. Don’t believe us? Contact us and we will provide you with a FREE demonstration of our services so that you can decide for yourself.

2. How do I know FiltaFry can deliver all of the benefits that it claims to?
Contact us and schedule a free demonstration. There is no charge for the demonstration and once we perform the service for you at no cost, you may then decide whether this service will benefit your organization.
3. How much does FiltaFry charge for the service?
Pricing is determined by the frequency of service, size and quantity of fryers. Once we provide you with a free demonstration, we will then provide you with any necessary costs, should you decide to continue the service.
4. I have a question that wasn’t answered here. What do I do?
Please call us toll-free at: 1-866-513-FILTA (4582) and ask. We look forward to hearing from you.

FiltaBio Waste Oil Collection

1. What is biodiesel?
Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression ignition (diesel) engines with no major modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Technical Definition: Biodiesel, n—a fuel composed of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials) D 6751.
2. Is biodiesel used as a pure fuel or is it blended with petroleum diesel?
Biodiesel can be used as a pure fuel or blended with petroleum in any percentage. B20 (a blend of 20 percent biodiesel with 80 percent petroleum diesel) has demonstrated significant environmental benefits with a minimum increase in cost for fleet operations and other consumers.
3. How do biodiesel emissions compare to petroleum diesel?
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. The use of biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine results in a substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter compared to emissions from diesel fuel. In addition, the exhaust emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfates (major components of acid rain) from biodiesel are essentially eliminated compared to diesel. Of the major exhaust pollutants, both unburned hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides are ozone or smog forming precursors. The use of biodiesel results in a substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons. Emissions of nitrogen oxides are either slightly reduced or slightly increased depending on the duty cycle of the engine and testing methods used. Based on engine testing, using the most stringent emissions testing protocols required by EPA for certification of fuels or fuel additives in the U.S., the overall ozone (smog) forming potential of the hydrocarbon exhaust emissions from biodiesel is nearly 50 percent less than that measured for diesel fuel.
4. Can I use biodiesel in my existing diesel engine?
Biodiesel blends of up to 20 percent work in any diesel engine with no modifications to the engine or the fuel system. Biodiesel has a cleansing effect that may release deposits accumulated on tank walls and pipes from previous diesel fuel usage. The release of deposits may end up in fuel filters initially, so fuel filters should be checked more frequently at first. Ensure that only fuel meeting the biodiesel specification (D 6751) is used.
5. Can biodiesel help mitigate “global warming”?
Biodiesel is the best greenhouse gas mitigation strategy for today’s medium and heavy duty vehicles. A 1998 biodiesel lifecycle study, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, concluded biodiesel reduces net carbon dioxide emissions by 78 percent compared to petroleum diesel. This is due to biodiesel’s closed carbon cycle. The CO² released into the atmosphere when biodiesel is burned is recycled by growing plants, which are later processed into fuel.
6. Does biodiesel take more energy to make than it gives back?
No. Biodiesel has one of the highest “energy balance” of any liquid fuel. For every unit of fossil energy it takes to make biodiesel, 4.5 units of energy are gained. This takes into account the planting, harvesting, fuel production and fuel transportation to the end user.
7. Is biodiesel better for human health than petroleum diesel?
Scientific research confirms that biodiesel exhaust has a less harmful impact on human health than petroleum diesel fuel. Pure biodiesel emissions have decreased levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and nitrited PAH compounds that have been identified as potential cancer causing compounds. Also, particulate matter, an emission linked to asthma and other diseases, is reduced by about 47 percent, and carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas, is reduced by about 48 percent.

FiltaGold fresh cooking oil supply

1. What is FiltaGold?
FiltaGold is our long-life cooking oil that can be delivered to your location during regularly scheduled FiltaFry service visits.