TOP 4 REASONS FOR GREASE INSIDE THE HOOD DESPITE USING SHEPHERD FILTERS

Below are the top four reasons you may find grease inside the hood, despite using the Shepherd Filters solution:

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1 – LEAVING FILTERS TOO LONG

Shepherd Filters change colour with use.

Please ensure staff follows the specially designed Filter Change Guide on the wall:

GRILLS – Daily

FRYERS – Every 3-4 days

Contact Shepherd Filters for advice.

2 – COOKING AND/OR CLEANING WITHOUT SHEPHERD FILTERS

Avoid COOKING and/or CLEANING grill, fryer/VAT stations without Shepherd Filters.

The hood should not be without filters any longer than it takes to change them (minutes).

Clean prior to changing.

Choose a low-volume period to avoid the need to cook without Shepherd Filters.

3 – LUGS & PINS CAUSING GAPS

Gaps of any kind allow air to bypass the filter.

There should be no gaps between or around filter frames.

Pins should not be missing and in working order.

Frames should not be sitting on lugs. Be sure to locate them properly so that frames are flush against the hood.

4 – ‘HISTORICAL’ GREASE

Historical grease is often found in various areas that were not cleaned properly prior to Shepherd Filters being installed.

A reputable contractor should always provide advice on how to improve accessibility so that ALL areas can be cleaned to mitigate your risk of fire.