Why do you need to clean your air duct?

While we pride ourselves on delivering excellent commercial kitchens, we believe it is important for our customers to be well-informed about all aspects of their commercial kitchen. One of the less discussed but crucial elements is the air duct. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of cleaning your wholesale kitchen air duct annually, the potential dangers of not performing this maintenance, and how to go about it.

Annual cleaning: A necessity, not a luxury

Your air duct is an important part of your commercial kitchen. It provides efficient extraction of cooking fumes, odours and heat. Despite perhaps being an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ part, the air duct needs annual maintenance just like any other appliance in your kitchen. This is not only to maintain efficiency, but also to ensure safety.

The risk of neglect

The air duct, especially in gas-fired kitchens, can pose a fire risk if inadequately maintained. Grease and other residues that accumulate in the duct can ignite if they get too hot, leading to a dangerous situation. In addition, excessive heat in an uncleaned air duct can harm the electrics around it, leading to short circuits or other electrical problems.

The solution

Although QBTEC does not offer an air duct cleaning service, there are numerous specialised companies that do. These companies have the right equipment and experience to perform this task safely and efficiently.

What’s even better, some of these companies offer a photo shoot at the end of the cleaning. This will give you a clear picture of exactly what happened, which parts of the duct were cleaned and how clean your duct is now. This not only gives you peace of mind, but also helps you understand the importance of this annual task.


Cleaning the air duct in your commercial kitchen is not a job you can skip. The potential dangers of neglecting this task are too great to ignore. Make sure you make an appointment with a professional company that specialises in air duct cleaning to keep your kitchen safe and efficient.

Stay tuned to our blog for more tips and insights into the world of kitchens and cooking. And as always, if you have any questions about our products or services, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Qook! we are here to help you optimise your big-kitchen experience.

Cleaning the air duct in your commercial kitchen is not a job you can skip.