The Spectank® System

Spectank® is the original food grade stainless steel heated soak tank.

CARBSOLVE® is a non-toxic and non-corrosive cleaning powder.

Together, Spectank® and CARBSOLVE® will remove fat, oil and grease (black carbon) from your cooking and baking equipment.

The Spectank® system is environmentally friendly, works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year saving you time and money.

With 30 000 systems worldwide, it has become essential equipment for all kitchens and bakeries.

What is the Spectank® system?

Spectank® is an insulated stainless steel soak tank with a thermostatically controlled heating element.

CARBSOLVE® is a non-toxic, non-corrosive and biodegradable cleaning powder, specifically formulated to remove black carbon and other dirt.

Together, Spectank® and CARBSOLVE® will clean black carbon and sanitise your kitchen cooking and baking equipment.

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How does a Spectank® work?

  • A Spectank® (soak tank) is filled with water and CARBSOLVE®.
  • 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 and rinsed off with fresh water.
  • Without the use of harsh chemicals and valuable staff time, your items are now ready for use.
  • CARBSOLVE® has activators which are released at various stages ensuring that the solution remains active for a full month.
  • On a monthly cycle, a technician will service your Spectank® which includes draining, cleaning and refilling the soak tank as well as all repairs and maintenance.
  • A Spectank® is available in five standard sizes or it can be custom designed, depending on kitchen requirements.

Spectank® is much more than just a cleaning system. Our business model has been developed to make sure that you get maximum return from your investment. Spectank® operates as an asset to your business.

Hygienic Solution

With a sharp focus on hygiene in a kitchen environment, it is vitally important to cook with clean equipment.

A Spectank® will do the sanitising for you. At a temperature of 80°C, the solution of CARBSOLVE® and water will kill harmful bacteria and germs.

After a simple soak, your items will be disinfected and ready for use.

A Spectank® will improve hygiene standards in your kitchen.

Saves Time and Money

Effective cleaning is essential to ensure the safety and hygiene of a kitchen but conventional methods can be dangerous, costly and time consuming.

A Spectank® works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and reduces the cost of labour, chemicals, water and electricity required to clean black carbon and sanitise equipment.

Cleaning in a tank soak application, as opposed to scrubbing, extends the lifespan of equipment and reduces replacement costs.

A Spectank® effectively cleans filters thereby eliminating the need to outsource this costly function.

Owing to the convenience, ease and speed of use, the Spectank® cleaning methodology will free up valuable time in your kitchen.

This allows your employees to focus on value-adding activities, resulting in increased job satisfaction, skills development and reduced staff turnover.

Environmentally Friendly

One application of CARBSOLVE® in a Spectank® will clean all the carbon, fat, oil and grease from your equipment for a full month, significantly reducing your consumption of chemicals, water and energy.

CARBSOLVE® is biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive and environmentally friendly.

The Spectank® system is safe for staff and customers.

Water Saving

The Spectank® system uses a considerable amount

less water than conventional cleaning. An estimated 55,000,000 liters of water is saved on a monthly basis in South Africa by Spectank® users.


Litres of water saved per month in South Africa

Good for Business

A Spectank® cleans black carbon, grease and other common kitchen grime more effectively than manual scrubbing and the use of cleaner equipment greatly improves the aesthetic quality of cooked and baked products.

Even though Spectank® requires minimal effort and resources, the results are outstanding – a Spectank® delivers when it comes to hard-to-clean kitchen equipment such as filters and gas rings and even works on aluminium.

A Spectank® is reliable, works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, cleans more effectively, saving you time and money.

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.


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

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.

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REoven is non-toxic, it does not burn skin and 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.

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