The Importance of a Kitchen Extraction System

The primary role of a kitchen extraction system is to remove unwanted contaminated air from the kitchen and exhaust it outside. It also works to protect the health and safety of those working in the commercial kitchen and reduces cooking odours.

A kitchen extraction system works by extracting the air that contains grease particles and smoke, directing it through the ventilation system and into a duct which then takes the air out of the building. These systems also include a filter, meaning the grease that is extracted from the air will be caught and not allowed to escape into other areas of the building.

Extraction systems can come in many forms, ranging from simple extraction canopies to more complex, bespoke installations that require the use of ducting and extractor fans. Regardless of their size and complexity, all commercial kitchen extraction systems should be installed after considering several factors including workplace regulations, gas safety regulations and catering equipment requirements.

Choosing the Right Kitchen Extraction System for Your Facility

An extraction system should be inspected regularly, both physically and based on the performance of the filters. Ideally, extraction canopies/hoods should be cleaned daily and filters should be changed every week. Failure to do so will result in the clogging of the filters, which could lead to the system failing to remove unwanted contaminated air from the building or to trap harmful bacteria and germs.

A kitchen extraction system is a vital part of any commercial kitchen, as it helps to keep both staff and customers safe by removing excess heat, smoke and odours from the space. It also helps to prevent any damage that might be caused by the combustible materials that are released during cooking.