Maximize Space. Reduce Costs.

Kitchen spaces are shrinking, and in some operations, nonexistent. As costs continue to rise, operators now have to do more with less space, working to save money on building costs, monthly rent, labor and overhead. 

As a solution to their space challenges, operators are discovering ventless cooking equipment. Ventless equipment provides added flexibility in terms of kitchen design. Operators are able to place this equipment anywhere outside of a traditional kitchen hood—maximizing floor space while improving efficiency and workflow.

Additionally, ventless equipment makes sense financially. Operators are able to save on expensive traditional ventilation systems, which can cost as much as $2,000 per linear foot (350mm) to install and approximately $30 per eight-hour day to operate.

In order for cooking equipment to be certified ventless, it must meet EPA emission standards. Most commercial cooking equipment releases some combination of smoke, heat, steam, odors and grease, which must be evacuated from the building by an overhead ventilation system. Certified ventless equipment limits the emission of grease-laden air into the room to under 5.0 mg/m3 avg. 

Certified Ventless Equipment

Alto-Shaam offers a variety of certified ventless cooking equipment to meet the needs of any foodservice operation. 

This equipment does not create grease emissions in excess of EPA 202 allowances, providing a solution for foodservice operations with limited space.

This means that operators can safely cook any food—including raw, fatty proteins—without using a traditional kitchen hood or voiding their equipment warranty.

Ventless Ovens:

Combitherm Combi Ovens

Cook & Hold Ovens

Vector Multi-Cook Ovens (H Series models only) 

Ventless Technology

Ventless Certification Localized

While model building and mechanical codes allow ventless installation, some local jurisdictions do not. Alto-Shaam’s dedicated Regulatory Compliance team works closely with code authorities to smooth the permitting processes. If you require further assistance, or local authorities and/or jurisdictions reject your request, click here to contact us.

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