Everything you need to know about cleaning your kitchen exhaust.

Everything you need to know about cleaning your kitchen exhaust.

When it comes to eateries, one of the most important aspects to take care of is hygiene- and it is not limited to just food and utensils. The overall environment in which the food is being cooked is equally important. For this very reason, it is important for restaurant owners to get their exhausts cleaned frequently.

Usually, the kitchen ducts placed right above the stoves, have the most residues of smoke, steam, and fumes. If you take a closer look at it, you will notice black greasy remains all around the inner walls. If they are not cleaned for a long time, it will not only make the exhausts less efficient but will create a dangerous fire hazard.

Each cuisine happens to have its own specific amount of residues. The higher the flame involved, the more the black, rubbery left-overs in the ducts.

In fact, one of the common causes of kitchen fires is due to unclean exhausts.


Here’s the thing-

When a particular food is cooked on high flame, it often goes up to reach the filters attached to the kitchen hood. If kept unclean for a long time, the greasy remains act as inflammable objects, soon spreading the fire into the fan inside, followed by other crucial places.

So the question that arises is, how to clean the kitchen exhausts effectively, and efficiently?

There are two primary methods of cleaning kitchen exhausts-


It is undoubtedly an effective method, provided it is done thoroughly. It requires a lot of patience, hard work, and dedication to clean those big, protruded exhausts. Depending on the frequency and style of cooking, the method of scrapping can be used as a cleaning option.

However, removing those stubborn remains can be a time-consuming process, especially when done manually. In fact, in the case of manual cleaning, there are high chances of missing out on unreachable nooks and corners. The smart thing to do is to rather hire professionals with a certain degree of expertise.

Washing or steam cleaning

While scraping can be a draining process altogether, washing or steaming is a more efficient method of cleaning. However, it can turn out to be a time-consuming method, and it also needs specialised equipment. But going for a steam wash will clean it from the core.

In both the cases mentioned above, it can be hard to find these special tools. Plus, to clean it all by yourself can be equally exhausting. Hence, Tanziif offers cleaning services for restaurants, and their kitchen exhausts. With skilled and certified technicians, they make sure that your kitchen exhausts are cleaned to “bare metal.” Tanziif is not only certified for these services itself but they also provide necessary certifications to restaurant owners once the cleaning is done.

How often should you clean your exhausts?

For 24-hour restaurants-
Every month

For fast-food places-
Every two months

Cafeteria, hotel/hospital kitchen-
Every 3 months

Small snack places-
Every 3-6 months

When it comes to kitchen maintenance, exhaust cleaning is one of the most important aspects, and it should never be overlooked. Not only is it healthy, but it also prevents any potential accidents.

With the vision of making Dubai the healthiest city, the Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality developed the Food Watch platform which enables restaurants to choose verified & registered service providers who are providing Kitchen duct cleaning services and ecological unit cleaning. Tanziif is a registered service provider with Food Watch providing these services.

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