Commercial kitchens that use solid-fuel cooking systems, such as hearth-type pizza ovens and those cooking systems that use wood, are at risk of fire caused by ignited creosote and grease deposits. Because creosote builds up due to restricted air supply, having a restaurant vent hood installed can spell the difference ...
June 26, 2018Greg
A commercial exhaust hood is a vital piece of equipment in a commercial kitchen. It helps keep the kitchen running efficiently and remove what the industry calls HOGGSS—heat, oxide, gases, grease, steam, and smoke. These contaminants are pumped out of the kitchen so that the walls and surfaces are not coated ...
June 11, 2018Greg
Commercial kitchens need to be clean – it is a health and safety requirement. Unsanitary conditions can be a cause for revoking a license to operate. Cleanliness extends beyond spotless floors and clean counters; it also includes the equipment being used, from the pots all the way to the commercial ...
May 25, 2018Greg
The combination of equipment working all at once in a kitchen can really turn up the heat. Making the situation more intense is the heat that comes with the summer months. While chefs and line cooks have certain methods of dealing with hot kitchens, there are times when a remodel ...
May 11, 2018Greg
From the years 2007 to 2011, the leading cause of commercial building fires was cooking, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. With an average loss of almost $50 million in a five-year period, questions on risk and cost mitigation arose, as well as adding in a higher quality commercial hood ...
April 24, 2018Greg
Existing applicable codes and standards for connecting an exhaust duct to a Type I restaurant exhaust hood or restaurant hood system are set to ensure compliance with codes and standards for connections, cleaning access, materials, drains, welding, and other provisions. Still, there are food service facilities and fire scenes that operate ...
April 10, 2018Greg
How a commercial hood system is designed will dictate many of its functions. When built with a fresh air fan, it draws on outside air and moves it in the kitchen to help cool off the area. When built with a fire suppression device, it filters out and removes grease and ...
March 20, 2018Greg
According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 22% of the causes of fires that happen in commercial kitchens are a result of failure to clean cooking and heating equipment, including vents and ductwork. Large amounts of grease will accumulate when the equipment is not cleaned properly, resulting in structure fires. What ...
March 6, 2018Greg
It is crucial for a restaurant business to design the kitchen using proper ventilation. One of the most complicated parts in the design of a food service establishment is the kitchen ventilation system and the right restaurant hood vent. Thus, it would be right to acquire a restaurant hood vent ...
February 28, 2018Greg