Suggestions requested for for difficult Thai restaurant job.

Robert Fisher

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I have a job in a Thai restaurant that uses sesame-flavored oil. I have used several different degreasers on this stuff and haven’t had much luck with them, or much variation in results- meaning bad goes to worse.
What happens is that as you’re cleaning the area in front of you the stuff ‘boogers up’ (as my sidekick Greasehopper puts it) and sticks to the crap right downstream from where you’re working, adding to that layer. Doesn’t flow downstream at all, basically requiring direct pressure all the time to move it. Yes, we scrape it each time and that’s nightmare in its own right- the stuff is worse than roofing tar. Think: taffy, rubber cement, superglue and that stuff the Aliens secreted in those movies. It sticks to anything, and with a vengeance. If the Professor had some of this stuff he could’ve coated the Minnow in it and the Castaways could’ve sailed on ‘round the world.

I haven’t run into this particular problem in any other setting and I really think it has something to do with the grease they’re using. It doesn’t seem that their cooking methods and ingredients are very different from other Oriental restaurants I service.

So basically I’m wondering if anyone else has run into this problem and has a solution (i.e. technique, degreaser or formula for one) that they’re willing to share. Trial and error is expensive, especially when it adds to labor time, and true to form these folks don’t seem to understand that they’re paying for time as well as the other things and why this is their problem and not mine. I’ve done quite a bit to try to deal with this and I’m not making money on this job so far. Obviously I’d rather come up with a solution to make this thing work within normal parameters than give up on the job. It’s always nice to have a weapon in one’s arsenal as well.

TIA,

Robert
 

mbryan

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You could try the new Bryan Foam Cleaning Technology. Most jobs (even Chinese type) take less than an hour and the chemical usage is about $2 per job. You dont need a pressure washer just a garden hose to hook up to the restaurants hot water, and a small tire inflator to run the foamer. You foam it and forget it. Let me say that again, foam it and forget it.

Thats right, for only $19,999 you can be the sole franchisee of this product in your area. Imagine the look on your customers face when you walk in, foam his place down and rinse it off producing the cleanest exhaust system he has ever seen! And if you order now I will throw in 10 "Fantastic Foaming" tips for free. It gets better. The first 5 callers will get 10 gallons of the most amazing foaming chemical on the planet ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Here is a chinese place that we used the "foam it and forget it" principle on with fantastic results!
 
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So what you're saying is for 19,999 I get exclusivity to the Bryan Foam Cleaning franchise and the just Foam it and forget it technology. Plus the first 10 callers get 10 gallons of the Bryan foaming Chemical absolutely free. Are you sure you're not Ron Popeil? PLEASE COUNT ME IN. I missed out on the magical Magnetic Scraper franchise by mere seconds. I don't want to miss out again. Mr. Fisher, I don't think you are eligible, since you are practically neighbors in Ridgecrest.
 

Lou hoods&more

New member
Matt "qoute" Thats right, for only $19,999 you can be the sole franchisee of this product in your area. Imagine the look on your customers face when you walk in, foam his place down and rinse it off producing the cleanest exhaust system he has ever seen! And if you order now I will throw in 10 "Fantastic Foaming" tips for free. It gets better. The first 5 callers will get 10 gallons of the most amazing foaming chemical on the planet ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Well Matt I think you need to work on your PWI infomercial.....hey come to think of it where's Rusty????
 

Lou hoods&more

New member
Serious I have a Vietnamese restaurant that did the same thing (pertaining to the grease)...I use a combination of potassium and sodium hydroxide w/dawn .......steam it turns white hit it with pressure ......repeat.
 

dodsonish

Grease Police President
This is the best stuff on the market....next to the foam.;)

You should research posts on this board. You'll find that most everyone hates oriental grease, and there is no "real" secret to cleaning it. My best advice would be $1000 minimum and monthly cleaning frequency.
 

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Lou hoods&more

New member
dodsonish said:
This is the best stuff on the market....next to the foam.;)

You should research posts on this board. You'll find that most everyone hates oriental grease, and there is no "real" secret to cleaning it. My best advice would be $1000 minimum and monthly cleaning frequency.
Not getting a $1000.....but gradually moving them closer to monthly service....making things easier i must say.
 
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