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Playing with Fire – Six Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Pointers

Almost 11,000 commercial kitchens are damaged by fire annually, according to the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaners Association (IKECA), the industry’s largest organisation dealing with kitchen exhaust system cleaning and certification.   By failing to do one’s kitchen exhaust system cleaning due diligence, restauranters are leaving themselves exposed and at risk of: building loss insurance claim…

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Kitchen Exhaust Maintenance Costs – Flattening the Curve

The costs associated with café and restaurant ownership are [unfortunately] plentiful, especially when it comes to kitchen exhaust maintenance. The temptation to defer such costs and take a ‘reactive’ approach when a kitchen exhaust problem arises are high, especially in these extraordinary times. So how do we go about flattening this costly curve?   Undoubtedly,…

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Wool in the Kitchen – Useful Facts Worth Considering

There has been a lot of research in recent years with regards to indoor air quality and the benefits of healthy workspaces. As a result, wool is re-emerging as the preferred choice for many insulation and commercial use applications, including the kitchen!   From a food safety and hygiene perspective, wool is naturally resistant to bacteria,…

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Commercial Kitchen Grease Build-Up: Solving a Long-Term Issue

The kitchen exhaust (KEX) system is probably one of the most ignored appliances in the kitchen. After all, there are better things to focus one’s attention to than kitchen grease, like glorious food!! Yet to disregard this system underestimates its importance and the role it plays in reducing smoke, odour and most importantly, the risk…

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Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Should Remain Top Priority During COVID-19

If you are wanting to defer your routine kitchen exhaust cleaning for when better times return, we urge you to reconsider.   Managing expenses has never been more difficult for those businesses that have been able to switch to takeaway operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s tough, however, routine kitchen exhaust cleaning and maintenance should…

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Duct Cleaning in Outback Pubs – Managing Risk & High Insurance Costs

Making sure you are correctly insured and speaking with your duct cleaning contractor about any safety hazards or compliance issues in your system is the single most important thing any publican can do to keep their business safe. Here’s why: Seven hotels have sold in western Queensland within six months according to the ABC: Toompine…

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Award-winning Kitchen Grease Filters at the AHG Expo Brisbane in March

Shepherd Filters will be exhibiting their award-winning disposable kitchen grease filters at the Australasian Hospitality and Gaming (AHG) Expo in Brisbane on 18 & 19 March 2020. The MAX AHG Expo is more than just an expo. It offers visitors and exhibitors a week full of inspiration, information, events and networking opportunities ensuring this is…