How commercial kitchen hood systems work

A commercial kitchen hood system is a vital component of any restaurant or commercial kitchen. It is designed to remove smoke, steam, heat, and other airborne contaminants from the cooking area, which helps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for your kitchen staff and customers. 

Here is a brief overview of how a commercial kitchen hood system works: 

  • Capturing Contaminants: The kitchen hood is positioned over the cooking area and is designed to capture the smoke, steam, and other airborne contaminants that are produced during the cooking process. It works by using powerful fans to draw the contaminated air up into the hood. 


  • Filtering Contaminants: The air that is drawn into the hood is then filtered through a series of mesh filters and baffle filters. These filters are designed to trap grease and other particles, preventing them from entering the ductwork and potentially causing a fire hazard. 


  • Venting Outside: Once the air is filtered, it is then vented outside through a series of ducts. The ducts are typically made from stainless steel and are designed to carry the contaminated air away from the building. 


  • Replacing Air: As the contaminated air is vented outside, fresh air is drawn into the kitchen to replace it. This helps to maintain a healthy indoor environment by ensuring that there is a constant supply of fresh air available. 


It’s important to note that commercial kitchen hood systems require regular maintenance to ensure that they are functioning properly. This includes cleaning the filters and ductwork on a regular basis, as well as ensuring that the fans and other components are in good working condition. 

Contact us today to learn more about our preventative maintenance agreements and how ensure your equipment performs consistently and reliably over time.