The Importance of a Grease Raider Under-Sink Mechanical Grease Trap

The Situational Benefits of Under-Sink Mechanical Grease Traps

The Importance of a Grease Raider Under-Sink Mechanical Grease Trap

Managing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) is a universal challenge in the diverse commercial kitchens, yet the one-size-fits-all solution remains elusive.

Among the array of grease management systems, mechanical grease traps, specifically under-sink models like the Grease Raider, present a tailored solution for certain scenarios, particularly in small food businesses in Australia where space is at a premium and regulatory compliance is non-negotiable.

In this blog, we will explore why having one is not just a good idea, but a necessity for small food businesses, especially when it comes to meeting Australian water authority requirements.

Optimised for Limited Spaces

Not all kitchens are blessed with ample space for large-scale infrastructure.

The compact design of the Grease Raider under-sink mechanical grease trap shines in environments where every square inch counts (refer to relevant water authority for size requirements).

Designed to nestle discreetly under a sink, it provides an effective grease management solution without encroaching on valuable kitchen real estate.

This makes it an ideal choice for small cafes, food trucks, and boutique eateries where space constraints may render traditional, larger passive traps impractical.

Simplified Maintenance

The ease of maintenance associated with under-sink mechanical grease traps is a boon for small businesses that may not have the resources to engage third-party services regularly.

The Grease Raider allows for in-house management of FOG removal, enabling kitchen staff to maintain the system as part of their daily routine.

This reduces dependence on external services and fosters a proactive approach to grease management within the team.

Regulatory Compliance in Tight Quarters

Australian water authorities mandate strict guidelines for FOG disposal to safeguard the environment and maintain the integrity of the sewage system.

In tightly packed urban settings or heritage buildings where external modifications are restricted, the Grease Raider provides a compliant grease management solution that fits within the architectural constraints, ensuring that small businesses can adhere to environmental regulations without extensive renovations.

Immediate FOG Containment

By capturing FOG at the point of origin, these systems minimise the risk of grease accumulation in the plumbing, thereby reducing the likelihood of blockages and the associated costs of emergency repairs.

This immediate containment is particularly beneficial in high-output kitchens with substantial volume of greasy waste.

Supporting Hygiene and Safety

Maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment is paramount, and effective grease management is critical in this endeavour.

Under-sink mechanical traps like the Grease Raider help prevent the buildup of FOG, which can become a breeding ground for bacteria and pests.

By ensuring that grease is efficiently captured and contained, these systems contribute to the overall hygiene of the food preparation area, safeguarding both staff and patrons.


While mechanical grease traps may not universally outperform their passive counterparts, their value in specific contexts cannot be overstated.

With its compact design, ease of maintenance, and compliance capabilities, the Grease Raider under-sink mechanical grease trap offers a tailored solution for small food businesses navigating the challenges of space, regulation, and efficiency.

In the nuanced world of grease management, understanding the situational strengths of available systems is key to making informed decisions that protect both the business and the environment.

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Grease Raider under bench mechanical grease traps are supplied Australia wide by:

Viking Plastics Engineering
Address: 143 Woodlands Drive Braeside, Victoria 3195
Phone: +613 9587 2297


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