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Greener Commercial Kitchens On the Rise

The routine maintenance on kitchen exhaust filters has remained essentially the same for over a hundred years. New innovations are now providing commercial kitchens with a greener alternative – wool.    When choosing the right filters for your commercial hood, corrosion resistance should be a primary consideration. Between high heat, humidity, grease, air particles and…

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Prolong the Life of your Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System

Prolong the life of your commercial kitchen exhaust system by performing these five simple steps as part of your daily, weekly and monthly routines.   1. Reducing Downtime Scheduled maintenance checks should include inspections of the filters, hood and any other visible areas within the system for high levels of grease build-up. Airflow checks are…

Iconic Pub Evacuated after Commercial Kitchen Fire

Staff and diners have been forced to flee from a hotel built in the 1850s after a fire broke out in its commercial kitchen.   Staff and diners have been forced to flee from a 168-year-old Prahran hotel a commercial kitchen fire broke out during lunch service. Emergency services rushed to the Mount Erica Hotel…

grease fire possible cause

Grease – One of the Leading Causes of Fires Still Today

Fires caused by grease build-up within kitchen exhaust systems continue to be the leading cause of restaurant fires, but they don’t have to be. With a proper understanding of this important system’s needs, both lives and businesses (like the ones in this story) can be saved.   This story raised immediate concerns as to whether…

kitchen grease build-up

Two Millimetres of Kitchen Grease Build-Up is all it Takes

It only takes two millimetres of kitchen grease build-up in your extraction system to pose a severe fire risk, and a grease fire can burn through a typical fast-food style restaurant in as little as five minutes.   The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating indicates that the ignition of cooking materials (i.e.…

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Pub Fire Causes $5 Million Damage Bill as Investigations Continue

The out-of-control blaze that ripped through the CY O’Connor Village Pub in Piara Waters has left a $5 million damage bill.    Firefighters rushed to the scene about 5.30pm yesterday, finding the popular pub “fully involved” in fire with the roof partially collapsed. It took firefighters 90 minutes to control the blaze. Police, St John…

Fine Food NZ 2021

Shepherd Filters at Fine Food New Zealand 2021

Fine Food New Zealand is the leading foodservice, food retail, and hospitality trade event that it is being hosted at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland from 13 – 15 June 2021.   Fine Food New Zealand is the country’s foremost retail, food service, and hospitality biennial trade exhibition. No other exhibition gathers so many relevant…