Alto-Shaam has introduced a new grease collection unit that safely and conveniently collects grease and meat by-products from its electric Combitherm ovens in high-volume production facilities. This same innovative technology that creates a safer way to collect and dispose of grease is now available in its gas Combitherm units.
The Combitherm Automatic Grease Collection System is designed to save labor and provide greater employee safety by eliminating the handling of hot grease that is normally collected in the drip pan. Through patent-pending technology, the system is electronically activated during the chicken cooking process. Chicken grease and other by-products are automatically pumped from the cavity drain into nearby mobile grease collection containers, which can hold enough volume for multiple batches of chicken during the workday. The mobile grease collection containers can then be easily rolled to a disposal site as needed.
The National Restaurant Association recently announced that Alto-Shaam’s Automatic Grease Collection System was a recipient of a 2012 Kitchen Innovations™ (KI) Award, which recognizes cutting-edge kitchen equipment in the foodservice market. An independent, expert panel of judges comprised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multi-unit executives and design experts selected the grease collection system for its significant innovation that improves quality, productivity, service and, most importantly, employee safety.
The Automatic Grease Collection System will be showcased in Alto-Shaam’s exhibit and the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Show, May 5-8, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Founded in 1956, Alto-Shaam is the inventor of the original cook and hold oven that revolutionized low-heat cooking and the commercial cooking industry. Today, Alto-Shaam features a full line of cook and hold ovens, smokers, heated holding cabinets and drawer warmers, Combitherm combi ovens, convection ovens, thermal shelves and carving stations, hot wells, merchandisers and display cases, Quickchiller blast chillers, fryers, and rotisseries.