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Kitchen Exhaust Filters

A Dive into Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Filters

In the bustling heart of any culinary haven lies the kitchen, where delicious meals are crafted and magic happens. But behind the scenes, there’s a crucial component that ensures the kitchen’s smooth operation – the exhaust system. An efficient kitchen exhaust system not only ensures a comfortable environment for chefs and staff but also guarantees […]

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Solid Fuel Cooking

Embracing Tradition: The Revival and Surge in Solid Fuel Cooking’s Popularity.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in solid fuel cooking, mainly using wood-fired ovens and grills. While it is difficult to determine the exact popularity of solid fuel cooking compared to other cooking methods, there are a few reasons why it has gained attention: Flavor and Aesthetics: Solid fuel cooking, such […]

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restaurant kitchen maintenance

A Breath of Fresh Air: Maintaining and Cleaning Your Restaurant’s Ventilation System

Running a restaurant is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. Beyond crafting delicious dishes and delivering top-notch service, it’s essential to prioritize the maintenance and cleanliness of your restaurant’s kitchen ventilation system. A well-maintained ventilation system ensures a comfortable dining experience and plays a critical role in maintaining air quality, energy efficiency, and overall safety. This […]

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Technology in Commercial Kitchens

Technology in Commercial Kitchens, What Does the Future Hold?

The future of commercial kitchen technology is expected to be driven by advancements in automation, connectivity, sustainability, and enhanced user experience. Early adopters are seeing improvements in several areas of food service operations. A companion blog will explore how data may be leveraged to improve operations and customer experience. Here are some key trends and […]

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make up air unit understand the differences

Exploring Make Up Air Unit Gas Heaters: Understanding the Differences Between Direct and Indirect Fired Systems

Outside air in some climates require heating in the winter. Direct gas-fired and indirect gas-fired heaters are the two most popular means of heating incoming outside air. The purpose of the make up air units is to provide fresh air to buildings to compensate for the exhaust of the kitchen hood. The International Mechanical Code […]

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commercial kitchen ventilation maintenance

A Primer on Maintaining Your Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System

Proper maintenance of your kitchen ventilation system can sometimes be overlooked. Some requirements, such as duct cleaning, are code mandated, while others are discretionary. It is safe to say that maintenance is often viewed as an expense (from an accounting perspective, it is) but should be viewed as an investment in trouble-free operation. A commercial […]

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Sustainable Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

What does a sustainable commercial kitchen look like?

We often hear of the necessity of sustainability. When it comes to commercial kitchens, what does that look like in practice? In particular, commercial kitchens and ventilation are essential in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Inherently, the kitchen ventilation system uses energy; how does one reduce that impact and move toward sustainability? Considering that […]

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New Study Explores the Relationship between good  Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial Kitchens and Exhaust hood performance. has written multiple articles on understanding the importance of good indoor air quality in commercial kitchens and how IEQ sensors can improve indoor air quality (read the article). ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) published a peer-reviewed study on the impact of PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5 microns) on the Chef’s […]

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Improve Comfort Pizza Kitchen

Improve Comfort and Save Money in Your Pizza Kitchen

In today’s highly competitive labor market, restaurant owners need to find ways to differentiate themselves to attract and retain top talent to their teams. One way that’s often overlooked is the comfort of the working environment. For restaurants, this translates into improving the comfort of the kitchen. Not only does a hot kitchen drive down […]

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replacing fusible links in life safety systems

Replacing Fusible Links in Life Safety Systems

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2017 there were 499,000 structure fires.  72% of these fires occurred in residential occupancies leaving a remaining 139,720 in occupancies other than residential.  While property damage resulting from these fires was in the billions the focus of this article is protection of life safety in commercial and […]

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