A range hood is an indispensable element in any commercial kitchen, as it helps purify and renew the air that’s filled with smoke and grease resulting from the intensive use of a variety of cooking equipment.
On the market, there are currently numerous models of professional range hoods of various types, at different price points, featuring a diversity of filter systems. However, in general, a professional hood with an activated carbon filter is manufactured to exchange at least ten times the volume of air in the kitchen in less than an hour. It also must meet certain criteria, the main ones of which are as follows:
A professional range hood offers numerous benefits to a commercial kitchen, as it can do the following:
All professional hoods avail of a filter enabling them to retain the grease and other particles that are emitted when food is cooked. If your range hood isn’t connected to an air extraction system (which evacuates smoke and steam to the outside of the building), you’ll have to use a closed-circuit hood (which recirculates the air inside the kitchen).
A recirculating hood is equipped with two filters: one to trap grease and another (the activated carbon filter) to eliminate odors. As a result, it will extract the smoke and steam from the air, treat it by eliminating the unpleasant odors and then return it to the kitchen in a fresh, purified state.
An activated carbon range hood filter, which is incorporated directly into the hood housing, has a significant capacity for absorption. Therefore, it doesn’t require any particular maintenance aside from yearly replacement.
Do you have a commercial kitchen with a professional activated carbon hood that needs maintenance? Contact the team of professionals at Antiflamme Purafiltre. These specialists, who regularly service the kitchens of numerous commercial and industrial buildings (hospitals, schools, restaurants, etc.), would be more than happy to assist you. They can even service, degrease and clean the range hood, grease filters and ventilation ducts in your kitchen.