A1 Filter Box was invented by the owners of A1 Power Steamers, with the goal of reducing the impact that the restaurant industry has on the environment. A-1 Power Steamers, a professional hood cleaning company, founded almost two decades ago, invented the product in response to a direct need for a better, cleaner way to clean commercial hoods and hood filters.

A1 Companies are a family owned and operated company with an avid passion for the outdoors.

Reducing grease and cleaning chemical pollution that makes its way into our waterways is our highest priority.

We care deeply about the impact these issues have on both our customers’ businesses and to the environment. So, we designed the A1 Filter Box Clean & Capture System- a comprehensive solution to this industry-wide problem, and, just as important, helping to greatly reduce the damage to and pollution of our waterways and our wildlife.

We truly believe the A1 Filter Box clean and capture system will revolutionize the industry, by providing restaurants and commercial kitchens their first viable option for to properly clean hood filters and kitchen equipment. Designed for simple integration into any working kitchen, the A1 Filter Box is a beautifully crafted and essential component for any restaurant wanting to reduce their environmental footprint.

Les Gentry

A1 Filter Box Owner/Intventor

sherry gentry owner inventor of a1 filter box

Sherry Gentry

A1 Filter Box Owner/Inventor

About A-1 Power Steamers

A-1 Power Steamers is a family owned and operated company that was started in 2000 from a strong foundation in restaurant and commercial kitchen hood cleaning. Run by husband and wife duo Les and Sherry Gentry, driven by a strong passion for the environment around us, the company developed the A1 Filter Box Clean & Capture system so restaurants and commercial kitchens can properly perform the essential weekly cleaning of their own commercial hood filters.

A-1 Power Steamers seeks to revolutionize the methods of kitchen cleaning in order to produce a better, healthier world. Les and Sherry are both avid outdoors people who are extremely passionate about the environment. In their travels, they have seen firsthand the effects of improper hood filter cleaning in the world around them. With a keen interest in shifting this paradigm, they have used their combined expertise in the industry to create the ultimate solution for restaurants and commercial kitchens all over the world. Passionate about providing education for the general public as well as various agencies and the entire restaurant industry on the impact that grease pollution is having, their goal is to increase awareness while providing the most robust solution for the problem.

The A1 Filter Box was designed in response to the need for a more efficient, NFPA Code 96 compliant system for removing kitchen grease waste. This patent pending system is simplistic in design yet thorough in containing and filtering grease waste and cleaning chemicals. Built with hard work and dedication, Les and Sherry truly believe that the A1 Filter Box system will change the world for the better.

Allowing for in-place cleaning without the need for third party assistance, the A1 Filter Box is truly the most comprehensive solution for any commercial kitchen or restaurant. The safe, compact design accommodates any filter type for extra convenience. Do your part for the environment and see how the A1 Filter Box system can transform the way you work

something about us (owners, inventors?) being long time outdoors people, good stewards of the outdoors and our environment, was the catalyst to coming up with our solution for what we saw and came to realize was a HUGE problem.

A-1 Power Steamers, a professional hood cleaning company, developed the A1 Filter Box to reduce the impact that the restaurant industry has on the environment. Founded almost two decades ago, we have developed our product in response to a direct need for a better, cleaner way to clean commercial hoods. We are a family owned and operated company with an avid passion for the outdoors Reducing grease and cleaning chemical pollution that makes its way into our waterways is our highest priority.

We truly believe the A1 Filter Box clean and capture system will revolutionize the industry, by providing restaurants and commercial kitchens their first viable option for to properly clean hood filters and kitchen equipment. Designed for simple integration into any working kitchen, the A1 Filter Box is a beautifully crafted and essential component for any restaurant wanting to reduce their environmental footprint.

Professional Cleaning Services

The A-1 Power Steamers service is not limited to the hood and filter cleaning. We look at each of our customers’ kitchens as a complete working system. We inspect each component, from the roof and rooftop exhaust fan to the entire kitchen, including outside areas, reporting or addressing any issues needing attention. The extra services and details we give to our customers’ kitchens is greatly appreciated in an industry that has a reputation for limited janitorial services only.

Witnessing the issues our customers struggle with in keeping their kitchens (the life blood of their business) operating smoothly, cleanly and safely, in addition to the damage caused by grease waste and traditional cleaning methods, we took the initiative to come up with a better solution.

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