Pollution Control Units for Restaurants

Air quality is a concern across the world. From Italy to Brazil and everywhere in between, more and more commercial kitchens are installing pollution control units (PCUs).

Sometimes it is voluntary but PCUs are now being required by a growing number of local and regional authorities. So what is a pollution control unit and who should use one? First, we’ll share a bit of background on the topic. Continue reading

Ductmate Access Doors

It doesn’t matter what type of commercial kitchen ventilation system you have, you’re going to need to install duct access doors. With so many brands and styles out there, it’s hard to know which is right for you. Ductmate Access Doors are a great place to start looking.

Ductmate Industries is North America’s largest HVAC accessories manufacturer and has been designing duct access doors since 1987. All Ductmate doors are Union made in the USA. They are easy to install and provide a leak-proof seal with reduced friction. Which one is right for you? Let’s take a look and help you find out!

All duct access doors have the same basic function – to provide easy and safe access to ductwork for maintenance, cleaning and inspection. There are two main styles of access doors: those designed for use with air ducts and those designed for use with grease ducts. We’ll start by looking at Ductmate’s grease duct access doors. Continue reading

Driploc Exhaust Fan Hinge Kit

Upblast fans are an integral part of your commercial kitchen ventilation system. Without them, your kitchen would be hot, smoky and uninhabitable. Routine care and cleaning helps keep them in good working order but it also exposes them to costly damage. Driploc Exhaust Fan Hinge Kits are a great way to protect your fan as well as ensure the safety of personnel who inspect and maintain it. Continue reading

Captrate Hood Filter

The first thing to know about Captrate Hood Filters is that they are specifically designed for use with CaptiveAire Exhaust Hoods. They cannot be used with other commercial kitchen vent hoods.

This is because of a pre-installed hanging hook that is built into the design that would just get in the way with other set-ups. And if you do have a CaptiveAire hood ventilation system, there’s a whole lot more to know about the benefits of using this filter. Continue reading

Flame Gard Hi-Temp Duct Access Door

If you’ve been in the commercial kitchen ventilation industry for a while, you’ve probably heard the saying “If you can’t see it, you can’t clean it.” The phrase refers to the importance of installing access doors in your ductwork to make it easier to remove grease buildup.

For high temperature cooking applications, this certainly couldn’t be any truer. But you’ll want to be sure to use a door that can take the heat – something like the Flame Gard Hi-Temp Duct Access Door. Continue reading

Rooftop Grease Containment System

Whether your facility is a restaurant, a banquet hall, or a senior center, managing a commercial kitchen takes a lot of skill, expertise, and hard work. It also requires a significant amount of both time and money. And chances are, when you spend that much effort on your business, you’ll want to protect your investment with a rooftop grease containment system.

Want to keep your commercial kitchen operating smoothly and safely? Read on to learn 5 ways a rooftop grease containment system is a simple and easy way to protect your business from a variety of costly, time consuming, and sometimes deadly rooftop grease related hazards. Continue reading

Access Armor Duct Access Doors

With their unique design and high quality construction, Omni Access Armor Duct Access Doors are an excellent choice for commercial kitchen exhaust systems. Not only do they provide access to your ductwork, they are also safer to install and operate than typical duct access doors. Continue reading

Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Fan

With so many different features and options, not to mention technical details such as airflow and static pressure, you may be asking yourself “Which commercial kitchen exhaust fan is right for me?” To help you decide, we will take a look at the basics of selecting an exhaust fan for your specific needs.

All fans perform the same essential task – moving air from one place to another. Commercial kitchen exhaust fans are an essential part of your kitchen ventilation system. We depend on them to remove dust, dirt, grease-laden air, and smoke from our kitchens.

There are five main aspects to consider when choosing a commercial kitchen exhaust fan: model, static pressure, air volume flow rate, motor horsepower, and loudness. Understanding how these relate to your needs will help assist you in choosing the exhaust fan that is right for you. Continue reading

Heavy Duty L-Bar Exhaust Fan Hinge

The L-Bar Exhaust Fan Hinge Kit is the most affordable and easy to use hinge kit available for commercial kitchen exhaust fans. If you’re on a budget or just want something simple and durable, this is the hinge kit for you.

What Do Exhaust Fan Hinge Kits Do?


Even if you’re a veteran of the commercial kitchen ventilation industry, you may not understand why you need a hinge kit or what benefits an L-Bar Exhaust Fan Hinge Kit has to offer.
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Duct Access Doors

Duct access doors are a fundamental part of every commercial kitchen exhaust system. Why? Because duct access doors help facilitate the cleaning, maintenance, and inspection of exhaust systems. And this helps to keep fats, oils, and grease from accumulating on the surfaces of your ductwork. Understanding how grease gets into your ductwork in the first place is helpful in understanding the importance of duct access doors. Continue reading