Charbroiled food, stone fire pizza, and barbecue specials are all seasonal favorites during summertime. That, coupled with the rise in front-of-house cooking, makes solid fuel cooking appliances increasingly popular among restaurants and other commercial kitchens. Pizzerias and BBQ restaurants are the most common establishments to have a solid fuel cooking operation. This type of cooking produces a tremendous amount of … Read More
The History of Fire Code NFPA 96
NFPA 96, the national fire code regulating commercial kitchen exhaust systems, has changed drastically throughout the years from its inception in 1961 to today. When this fire code was first written by the National Fire Protection Association in 1961, it was just a simple requirement on how one should go about cleaning a kitchen exhaust system. At the time, the … Read More
Grease Vapors and Accumulation: How Dangerous are They Really?
There is more than one way for a kitchen fire to erupt. When you heat cooking oil in a pan on the stove, it has to reach a specific high temperature before it can possibly ignite and catch fire. This is because the cooking oil itself does not burn, it is the vapor it emits that has reached its boiling … Read More
Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning is a Risk Mitigation Strategy for Business Owners
Regular maintenance for your commercial kitchen exhaust system will keep it working efficiently, maintain healthy indoor air quality, and increase the productivity and longevity of your cooking equipment. The benefits of a scheduled maintenance regimen far outweigh the costs for regularly maintaining your equipment. With proper maintenance, you can expect better performance, fewer breakdowns, and avoid a fire that could … Read More