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All About Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems
Commercial kitchen exhaust systems are installed for the purpose of removing grease, heat, vapors, steam and odors from the cooking area, and for returning fresh air to the kitchen. Read more...

Installing Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
There isn’t a commercial kitchen or restaurant kitchen out there that doesn’t constantly battle heat, smoke, fumes, odors, vapors, moisture and grease. Proper ventilation is a must for any restaurant. Read more...

Are Ductless Commercial Kitchen Hoods Effective?
In addition to the two most common types of commercial hoods, known as Type 1 and Type 2, there is another type of commercial hood, the ductless hood. Read more...

Stainless Steel Baffle Filters for Commercial Hoods
Many experts in the commercial kitchen ventilation system business recommend using stainless steel baffle type filters, rather than the standard aluminum mesh filters and louvered frame. Read more...

Using a Commercial Degreaser for Cleaning Vent Hoods
An important factor consider in any restaurant kitchen is how the commercial kitchen ventilation system will be kept clean. Commercial degreasing compounds are required to remove the greasy... Read more...

Cleaning Procedures for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
The exhaust hood in a commercial kitchen can collect a lot of grease and grime if regular cleaning procedures are not being used. The grease that accumulates from cooking in a restaurant... Read more...

Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods for Convection Ovens
Convection ovens are becoming more and more popular in restaurant kitchens. The option of a convection oven as opposed to a traditional type of range oven will allow for faster... Read more...

The Differences Between New and Used Commercial Hood Equipment
New restaurants are often on a tight budget and looking for ways to cut costs. One of the ways that they often try to do so is by purchasing used restaurant equipment. While some... Read more...

When to Use Portable Ventless Commercial Hood Equipment
Typically, a commercial kitchen ventilation system must be installed complete with a commercial vent hood to remove all smoke, heat, vapors, steam, odors and grease from the cooking area... Read more...

Building Codes for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
Commercial kitchens, such as restaurants, delis, catering services, cafeterias, and any kitchen that serves food to customers, must follow a long list of specific building codes related to... Read more...

How Much Overhang Does My Exhaust Hood Need?
When you install your exhaust hood, you only want to do it once, so it’s important to get it right on the first try... Read more...

What is NFPA 96?
NFPA 96 is a standard that every kitchen manager and restaurant owner should be well aware of. This standard is for ventilation control and fire protection of commercial cooking operations... Read more...

Standard Exhaust Hoods vs. Makeup Air Hoods
You might think all hoods are alike, but they’re actually not. Each type of hood serves a distinct purpose and knowing the differences between a standard exhaust hood and makeup air... Read more...

Standard Exhaust Fans vs. Makeup Air Fans
Without the proper type of exhaust fan for your commercial kitchen, you’ll notice that there’s an increase of smoke surrounding your exhaust hood. All this smoke is bad for the health of your... Read more...

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