At CaterSave Europe we are proud to be a European distributor for Shepherd Filters, a disposable grease filter system that is tailor made for commercial catering environments. Shepherd Filters are sustainable and environmentally friendly products which capture up to 98% of airborne grease before it enters the exhaust system of commercial kitchen extraction systems.
Regular metal grease filters have a low filtration efficiency and only capture between 18 – 20% of airborne grease, which can cause oil and grease to accumulate in cooker hoods and ducts and potentially travel all the way into a roof space. This can increase the risk of fires caused by cooking activities. This is an ongoing problem in the catering industry and requires an easy, cost effective solution.
Statistics from Australia, the UK and the United States has shown that fires in restaurants are most likely to have started in kitchens and their exhaust extraction systems. Grease from cooking can build up in the grease hood filter if they are not maintained regularly.
A grease fire can start in as little as 2mm of build up in a standard filter and can devastate businesses as they have been shown to burn through a typical fast food restaurant in as little as 5 minutes, which causes loss of income and can potentially cause a rejection of insurance claims due to lack of maintenance.
Commercial Kitchens are committed to periodic deep cleaning or grease hood cleaning on a nightly or weekly basis, which over time amounts to a huge cost in human labour. Standard filter systems also incur costs through regular repairs and call out fees for maintenance through grease hood cleaning in hard to reach areas such as rooftops.
There are also environmental costs. Chemical cleaning agents are both expensive to buy and toxic to humans, and can have a serious impact on the environment once they have been flushed down the drain.
Shepherd filters provide an effective solution to many of these problems. The time taken for the cleaning of standard kitchen filters, combined with downtime from kitchen closure due to maintenance, can be both costly and inconvenient for any business. Disposable grease filters resolve all these issues.
Shepherd Filters sold and distributed by CaterSave Europe offer a highly effective solution for the problems caused by standard kitchen exhaust filters. Shepherd filters can capture up to 98% of the grease particles, which are extracted in the exhaust gases from a commercial kitchen and can be easily installed and disposed of with regular rubbish.
These filters are made from wool, which makes them both fire retardant and biodegradable.
Shepherd Filters are available in all sizes and can be retrofit to all kitchen exhaust systems. They can be easily installed over existing baffle or honeycomb filters.
- Fire Protection
- Saves Money
- Sustainable and environmentally friendly
- Easy to Install