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Comparing Stainless Steel and Aluminum Grease Baffle Filters

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As you consider what type of baffle hood filter to get for your commercial kitchen, there are numerous factors you must take into consideration. For example, how much food do you cook? What type of food do you cook? Is the filter visible to your customers? How much do you want to spend? Those who have low volume kitchens may decide that an aluminum filter works well for their needs, while high volume kitchens whose filters are visible to customers may choose a stainless steel option.

Here at Hoodmart, we’re always happy to answer your questions directly. If you’re not sure which option is right for you, give us a call and give us your specs. Otherwise, you can read on to learn more about the differences in both filters and place your order online.

Aluminum grease filters are the most economical option

If price is your primary motivator, then you’re likely going to want to choose an aluminum grease baffle filter. This is a high efficiency filter that does a great job of impinging grease. It has self-balancing air flow and a low static pressure, which ensures that it’s relatively quiet. It’s a good choice for low-volume restaurants who want a safe, dependable filter at a low cost.

It’s a 2-inch-thick filter that’s made with two layers. Each layer is equally spaced to form baffles that are then riveted individually. The result is a reliable flamer barrier, and efficient grease removal.

Stainless steel grease baffle filters are more durable

If you’re looking for the most durable option on the market, then a stainless steel grease baffle filter is likely the better option. They’re about twice the weight of aluminum filters, which means you’ll feel the difference the moment you hold it. The construction is rugged, heavy duty, and self-contained.

Not only do these grease filters offer a flame barrier that’s both safe and dependable, but they maximize grease retention. What’s more? They minimize airflow restriction. The result is a better rate of extraction, compared to aluminum grease filters.

If your kitchen has a higher volume of business then this is likely the better choice. While it is more expensive, it lasts longer and is built to stand up to tough, constant kitchen grease. The fact that it’s bright and shiny also means it’s much more pleasant to look at, which means it’s a great choice if your filter is exposed to customers.

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