How to Clean a Commercial Canopy Hood
A greasy commercial canopy can be a head ache and we get many calls in from customers who want advice on keeping it clean. Most commercial kitchens have a canopy exhaust hood and fan to move steam, smoke and grease away from the cooking area. The problem with stainless steel extraction hoods is that they can collect a dangerous amount of grease that can cause a fire — if not cleaned regularly and properly.
Learn how to clean a greasy kitchen hood and exhaust fan by following our simple guide:
Step 1: Unplug the Unit
Do not clean any commercial appliance without first isolating it from the power source. You do not want to use water around any appliance that is connected to electricity. In addition, place a drop cloth or tarp in your cleaning area. This can be a messy job, and you want to have a protected cleaning space. Cease all cooking in the kitchen while you are cleaning your hood and fan.
Step 2: Remove Grease filters
Remove the grease- the sides of the hood. Do not throw the grease in the trash. Instead, put it in a container for later disposal. Soak the filters-take out the filters and soak those in the cleaning solution. Servall recommend using Baffle Filters in your commercial kitchen ventilation. We stock a range of commercial canopy extraction hoods with Baffle Filters available next day delivery.
Step 3: Scrub the Exhaust Hood
While the filters are soaking, scrub the exterior and interior of your commercial hood. Use an approved degreaser and a soft cloth. Use a soft cloth and degreaser to clean the blades of your fan. Cleaning the hood and fan can be meticulous work, so be prepared.