Hi, I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant
Supply And in this episode I’m going to show you How to properly measure your hood filters
for replacements. So here with these hood filters we have two
different types of material. We have a galvanized and we have a stainless
steel, They also make aluminum. You’re going to want check with your local
health code And health department to see what kind of
material You are allowed to use in your restaurant. If you have a showroom kitchen That you’re going to want to use A nice shiny displayable stainless steel for
your public, You are going to want to check that every
single day for grease build up. However, if you do not have a showroom kitchen
or an open kitchen, You want to check the frequency build up of
your grease Probably at least once a week If not monthly. From there, You can discern whether you need to replace
them or clean them. So keep in mind when you’re measuring And installing your baffles or your hood filters. The baffles are always going to go vertical. That is very important, Otherwise the system is not going to work
correctly. Here’s how you measure them. You’re always going to see two dimensions
in the model number. For instance, 16-25 and what that means is
a 16 inch by 25 inch. The first number is always going to be the
vertical dimension, Keep in mind that all of these dimensions
might be off By approximately half an inch. This particular baffle is a 16-25 So that means it’s going to be a 16 inch vertical
dimension With a half inch room of margin. So next you’re going to measure horizontally
on the filter, This one comes up to just short of 25 But that’s the 25 you’re going to see in the
model number, Meaning that it’s 25 inches wide. If you don’t have an old existing hood filter
or baffle to measure And you just have the open space within your
hood Just be sure to add an extra inch to the vertical
dimension, the height, So that way there’s room for the baffle and
the filter To sit inside the ledge of the hood cavity
itself. I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply, Here’s to a better mise en place!