Cooking food may be where your heart is, but gas connectors are at the heart of your cooking equipment. When opening a restaurant, you didn't think you'd just be cooking in the kitchen, right? No, we didn't think so! If your gas connector isn't up to snuff, you've got more than a cooking problem—you have a safety problem. Put down those knives and strap on the tool belt, because your DIY side is coming out. Lucky for you, we feature nearly 100 gas connectors for your commercial kitchen, for everything from gas hose kits, to swivels, shut off valves, couplings and much more.
New health codes require the use of commercial-grade flexible gas connectors because flexible gas connectors make it easier to move gas cooking appliances for cleaning or sanitation purposes; moving equipment set on casters wasn't possible with a hard-piped connector. Gas houses like the Dormont Blue Hose® are made of heavy-duty, flexible and corrugated stainless steel for added durability. These flexible connectors are designed to prevent stretching when you move your equipment. You'll also find most commercial gas connectors are treated with an antimicrobial coating to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
Some of our favorite connectors are the “quick disconnect” gas connector, such as the Dormont Safety Quik®. These connectors not only make it easy to quickly remove your connection, but it features an additional safety feature to prevent operators from disconnecting the gas hose if the gas valve is still on. Safety features like these enable you to quickly, and safely move equipment in your kitchen to meet health inspector requirements.
When installing your gas connector, make sure you check for loose connections and damaged hoses. Gas leaks can have tragic consequences and safety should always be your number one priority!