At Taybray, we are proud suppliers and distributors of Shepherd Filters – the ultimate extractor filter for commercial kitchens.
Shepherd Filters are sustainable and environmentally-friendly extractor filters proven to capture up to 98% of airborne grease before it even enters your kitchen extraction system, saving you time and money while reducing fire risk.
In the UK, fires in restaurants are statistically most likely to have been caused in the kitchen due to a poorly maintained exhaust extraction system. Over time, grease from cooking can build up in the hood filter – when the filter isn't maintained, it poses a dangerous risk to staff and members of the public. Alarmingly, it doesn’t take much grease to start a fire in a commercial kitchen, with as little as 2mm of build up in a standard filter posing a fire risk. Grease fires can burn through a typical fast food restaurant in as little as five minutes. And if you do not adhere to safety standards, in the case of a fire, you may not be liable to claim on your insurance, resulting in a severe loss of income, which may your business off the map.
A commercial kitchen undertakes regular deep cleaning, which can amount to a huge labour bill. Maintaining filter systems and grease hood systems are also expensive; they require regular repairs and maintenance. Environmental costs from the chemical cleaning agents needed to remove the build-up of grease in a commercial kitchen are a concern, too. Chemical cleaning agents are toxic to humans and have a serious impact on the environment once they have been disposed of.
Shepherd Filters provide an effective solution to these issues. Their disposable grease filters capture up to 98% of grease particles and can be disposed of with your regular rubbish. They are made from fire-retardant and biodegradable wool, which makes them much more environmentally-friendly, so you can dispose of your extractor filter with peace of mind.
Taybray distribute Shepherd Filters across the UK. The standard extractor filter is available in all sizes and kitchen exhaust systems; they are easy to install and can be installed over existing filters effortlessly.

To speak to a member of our team about how Shepherd Filters can benefit your commercial kitchen, get in touch.

They are proving very effective at controlling the amount of grease going into my ductwork. I'm confident my duct clean frequency will reduce dramatically now! Tim Sayers, The Safety Lab

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