How to clean the range hood

Whatever you cook, the cooker hood is the appliance that absorbs odors to prevent the whole house from smelling like food. Being an area that works with oils and food, cleanliness is paramount.


Cleaning the hood should be done every so often to prevent a large amount of grease and dirt from accumulating. Cleaning the hood regularly is necessary as dirt and grease can cause it to overheat with the risk of breaking your hood or even starting a fire. The cleaning of the hood is divided into exterior and interior.


External cleaning of the hood:


Stainless steel surfaces can get very sticky over time, it will take a little effort and patience to clean. It will get easier and easier if you start cleaning your hood every week because there won't be as much dirt buildup.


Suppose your hood is made of another material. In that case, you can use an anti-grease cleaner or, if you don't have one, you can put a little dishwashing liquid in a basin with warm water and apply it with a scourer, this method will require a little more force but Be careful not to chip or lift the paint on your cooker hood.

When cleaning your hood, don't forget to clean the bulb cover. The simplest thing is to remove it and let it soak in hot water with dishwashing liquid. Once it is completely dry, you can put it back on.


How to clean range hood filters:


The type of filter your range hood uses will depend on the make and model. We indicate the different types of filters that there are:

  • Paper filter: Once the paper filter is overflowing with grease and a red mark appears around the paper pattern, we need to change the filter. A universal paper filter for hoods can be used to change the paper filter.
  • Metal filter: to change the filter of your hood, you have to press on the closure to remove it. You can let it soak in hot soapy water, some models can be cleaned directly in the dishwasher, which makes cleaning easier. If the filter is full of grease, you should leave it to soak overnight in order to remove all the accumulated dirt.
  • Sponge Filter: Every six months you should clean your sponge filter. We recommend that you let it soak in a little warm soapy water. If the filter is damaged or you notice that it has lost its original shape, it should be changed.
  • Carbon filter: As with paper filters, they cannot be washed, so you will need to replace them with a new one.