Frequently Asked Questions

A Spectank® is a food grade stainless steel soak tank which safely and efficiently removes baked-on fats and oils, commonly known as ”Black Carbon”, from kitchen and baking equipment.

Saves money.

Time efficiencies.

Reduces water and electricity usage.

Environmentally friendly.

Non-toxic and non-corrosive.

Safe for staff and customers.

Extends equipment longevity.

Works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

A Spectank® is filled with water and CARBSOLVE® (a user-friendly, food-grade cleaning powder).

The solution is heated to 80°C, ensuring that harmful bacteria will be killed.

Soiled items are soaked in this solution for a period of 1 to 24 hours depending on the severity of the “Black Carbon” build up.

These cleaned and sanitised items are removed, rinsed off with fresh water and are then ready for use.

The solution remains active for a month.

Greatly improves aesthetic quality of cooked/baked products.

Increase in hygiene standards in your kitchen/bakery.

More effective cleaning.

Savings of time and labour.

Increases staff morale.

Extends equipment longevity.

Mitigates the risk of fire in your kitchen/bakery.

Reduces the quantity of water required for cleaning.

Reduces electricity and gas usage.

By using a Spectank®, a kitchen/bakery reduces its spend in the following categories:

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Cleaning chemicals, scourers, gloves
  • Filter cleaning
  • Labour
  • Replacement cost of equipment
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Bakeries
  • Supermarkets
  • Food processing plants
  • Butcheries
  • Food management companies
  • Canteens
  • Fast food outlets
  • Laundries
  • Automotive workshops

It is safe to soak aluminium, stainless steel, mild steel, cast iron, plastic and fabric in a Spectank®.

The following is a list of equipment which can be cleaned in a Spectank®:

  • Baking trays and pans
  • Bread straps
  • Pots and pans
  • Roasting pans
  • Gas burners and rings
  • Grills
  • Branding irons
  • Oven racks
  • Deep fry baskets
  • Extraction filters
  • Drain grates and covers
  • Cutting boards
  • Meat hooks
  • Plastic crates
  • Plastic chairs
  • Cutlery, crockery and utensils
  • Chef’s uniform and tablecloths
  • Linen and towels
  • Cylinder heads and carburettors

Material comprising of silver, silver plate, tin plate, enamel-coated pots, silicone coated pans, wood or thin plastic items should not be placed in a Spectank®.

A Spectank® is either rented or supplied free on loan with a monthly service agreement.

Please contact sales@spectank.co.za for a free trial.

On a monthly cycle, Spectank® will service your tank which covers the following:

  • Draining the tank
  • Rinsing and cleaning the tank
  • Refilling the tank with fresh water and a new batch of CARBSOLVE®
  • All repairs and maintenance of the tank
  • Staff training

CARBSOLVE® has the following approvals:

  • SABS 1828 Food Grade
  • Proudly South African
  • Halaal
  • Beth Din
  • Global Green Tag

No – CARBSOLVE® is user-friendly and safe for all employees.

The Spectank® product range covers kitchen, surface, washroom, drain, air, water, laundry, automotive, industrial, mining and workshop cleaning and maintenance.

REoven is a user-friendly oven cleaner designed to remove grease and ”black carbon” from kitchen equipment.

REoven is certified by Global Green Tag:

  • It is non-toxic
  • It does not burn skin
  • It does not emit harsh fumes

It can be used on a wide range of surfaces such as ovens, over doors, stove tops, griddles, rotisseries, toasters, canopies, stainless steel bench tops and splash backs.

The FOREST Range is environment neutral and certified by Global Green Tag – the products are comprised of microbes, enzymes and plant extracts.

Global Green Tag is one of the world’s most robust, trusted and widely recognised ecolabels. They independently assure that every product is fitness tested and certified under one of our two leading certification programs that use world’s best scientific methods. That’s why they have earned the reputation and trust of thousands of buyers, hundreds of companies and numerous green building councils, certification bodies and governments around the world.

Green Tag is a tool to cut through the greenwash and empower professionals and consumers alike to confidently choose products that have been made in the most planet-friendly way possible. Green Tag takes the doubt out of buying. And because buyers know they can trust the label, genuine green products earn the greatest reward of all: trust.


Please contact martin@spectank.co.za for information about becoming an international distributor.