Your range hood works hard to keep smoke, steam and smells out of your home. Return the favour by taking good care of it, and you’ll enjoy a clean, efficient appliance for years to come. Here’s how.

Wash Your Range Hood Filter Regularly

This metal filter acts as your appliance’s first line of defence. It traps most grease and smoke particles, preventing them from building up. Wash it in hot soapy water or in the dishwasher at least every two to three months (or based on the manufacturer’s cleaning reminder option), depending on your cooking habits.

This filter is usually removed by activating a button or latch. When in doubt, check the user’s manual for your appliance. . Soak the part in hot soapy water or place it in your dishwasher’s top rack. Make sure that the filter is completely dry before putting it back in place.

How can you make sure to remember to clean the filter? Aroua range hoods feature a counter that tracks usage. After a set amount of time (50, 100 or 150 hours), a signal reminds you clean the filters. This frequency can be adjusted according to your cooking habits.

Clean Your Range Hood’s Interior

While the filter is removed, take a moment to remove any grease and dirt that may have found its way deeper into the appliance. Wash the interior surfaces with a sponge and a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner. Do not spray directly onto the light bulbs or other electrical components. Again, wait until everything is dry before reinstalling the filter.

Have Your Range Hood Vent Cleaned

Check the exhaust vent that expels the soiled air out of your home. Over time, grease and dirt can build up in the duct, hindering your hood’s performance and potentially aggravating a kitchen fire. If necessary, call in a professional duct cleaning service.

Clean the Outside Surfaces of Your Range Hood.

If you’re investing in a beautifully designed decorative hood, you might as well keep it shiny and clean! Give the outside of the appliance a quick scrub every week with a non-abrasive cleaner or hot soapy water. This will prevent dirt from building up and becoming hard to remove.