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How to Stay Cool in a Restaurant Kitchen - Schmidt Mechanical

Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows just how sweltering it can be. There are orders to put out and nobody seems to care about the fact that your sweat has gone completely through your clothing. Well, Schmidt Mechanical cares and that is why we are here to offer you some tips on how to stay cool in a restaurant kitchen.

Ventilation. Ventilation. Ventilation.
This is the best way to keep cool in any kitchen no matter which way you slice it. A system of range hoods, air conditioners and spot cooling fans should be able to keep the chefs out there comfortable while they’re hard at work. But just like anything that goes on in the restaurant, ventilation systems are subject to inspections, so it is a good idea to have your system installed by a professional.

Range Hoods
The right kitchen hood all depends on the size and usage of the stove. If you have a large six burner range like most commercial kitchens, you are going to need a hood that can withstand your cooking habits. For gas burning restaurant stoves, you’ll want a range hood that operates at around 1500 CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute).

Maintaining Your System
Due to the fact that your kitchen is used with high frequency, you will need to maintain your commercial ventilation more often than a residential user. This includes checking the filters for grease, dust or any leftover food residue that could have gotten stuck in there. Make your employees aware of these maintenance strategies and be sure to enforce them. The most obvious sign of trouble is a sudden rise in kitchen temperature.

Keeping your chefs comfortable and cool will help them produce a better product. For top quality cooling and ventilation service, you should turn to the commercial cooling experts at Schmidt Mechanical. We have experience in the field and we would love to help you out today!

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