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The Importance of a Restaurant Hood System

A restaurant hood system is a piece of equipment that you will likely see in every restaurant setting (hopefully). These pieces of equipment keep a commercial kitchen safe by preventing fires in the kitchen. These systems remove heat, smoke, and greasy vapors that are generated when cooking large volumes of food and that can become hazardous when exposed to the open air. Having a good hood system that you can rely on is critical to the safety of your restaurant. This week on the blog, we’ll examine a few different types of hood systems and give you some of our recommendations for a hood system that will fit your needs.

A hood system is comprised of a vent hood, baffle filter, exhaust fan, and an air unit. These parts function together to remove excess steam, water vapor, heat and grease from the kitchen environment. Hood systems come in a variety of different metals and construction types, so it’s important to do your research before purchasing one for your own kitchen. A canopy style ventless hood is a great tool for kitchens that are looking for a more sleek, modern design. These hoods are compact but can do the job of a traditional restaurant hood. One canopy hood system that we love can be found here, and is listed with the NSF international which focuses on public health, safety, and the environment.

If you’re looking for a countertop hood system, consider the Equipex Vent System for Small Appliances. This machine is actually a ventless hood, and its innovative design allows the operator to go anywhere with 120 V power. This hood is designed for toasters, paninis, and induction cookers. This machine is perfect for a smaller cafe or local breakfast joint looking to meet local health inspection fire standards without a large bulky machine. You can find this machine here.

Whichever machine is suitable for your needs, it’s important to do your research first. The right type of hooded ventilation system can last your restaurant over a decade. In addition, hood systems are not a cheap financial investment. Purchasing new hoods for your restaurant can cost you into the tens of thousands of dollars, so they aren’t something you want to replace every 2-3 years. If you have questions about what hood system your restaurant needs, visit our website to explore our ventilation hoods or get in touch with a customer service representative via phone call or the contact box on our website.

2019-04-24 00:00:00
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