Most professional cooks prefer to have access to both gas and electricity for cooking. They need bigger ovens to accommodate larger trays and baking sheets and often their stovetops have integrated charcoal barbecues, grills and griddles. Cooking on a large scale generates a huge amount of heat so an extractor hood that more than covers the gas or electric rings reduces heat and steam to maintain a pleasant working atmosphere.
One of the common drawbacks of industrial extractor fans is how loud they are. This can be such a problem that most restaurant managers choose to run them only when the amount of steam, smoke, and pollutants in the air reaches an intolerable level. However, there are some high end models that can run in a Quiet Mode that doesn’t make that much noise at all and even can be run all the time if you choose.
The luxurious look of marble clashes with the feel of an industrial kitchen, so homeowners tend to gravitate toward the durability and sleekness of granite. The natural stone industry sees trends come and go, but the overall universal nature of granite makes it work with nearly every design trend. Countertop fabricators should stock their slab yards with a wide selection of many granite stone colors to best serve each design trend.
Granite is easy to clean with soap and water, but we also suggest using Mr. Stone’s AGM Daily Cleaner. This product contains a small amount of sealant, so you essentially seal your countertops each time you clean. For those looking for an even lower maintenance stone than granite, they should consider quartz for their industrial kitchen. It is an engineered stone so it can come in many colors and pigments. Quartz does not require any annual sealing and can be cleaned with a simple mix of soap and water.