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How to Clean a Rangehood Filter - Rangehood Maintenance Tips

How to Clean a Rangehood Filter - Rangehood Maintenance Tips

If you have come across this article, chances are you have noticed some pretty nasty grease and grime collecting on your rangehood.

It’s okay.

You’re not the only one who forgets to clean your rangehood filter!

But whilst rangehood filters are often neglected when it comes to kitchen cleaning, it’s vital that you keep your filter clean to keep your rangehood in good working order.

Of course, a filthy rangehood might also be a sign that your current unit is on the way out and may need replacing too.

Whatever the case, it’s important to know how to clean your rangehood filter to ensure you keep your unit ticking along for as long as possible and avoid expensive repair bills.

Rangehoods: An underrated asset in your kitchen

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Rangehoods are often neglected but they play a super important role in keeping your kitchen – and your home – free of smoke and odours when you are preparing a meal.

They also play a crucial role in removing heat from the kitchen, ensuring you don’t work up a big sweat while you’re cooking a meal for your family.

However, with more and more use, your filter will get more and more dirty.

The dirtier the filter, the less effective the rangehood.

Rangehoods come in all shapes and sizes.

From canopy rangehoods, to undermount rangehoods and slide out rangehoods, whatever type you have in your home the process for cleaning your rangehood filter will be relatively similar.

Cleaning your rangehood filter

There are a number of different ways to keep your rangehood filter clean.

Below we summarise some of the simplest ways to get this done.

Boling Water & Baking Soda

To do this method you should follow the below steps:

  1. Remove your rangehood filter: Most filters simply pop out from the hood, but be careful not to force it loose with excessive force.
  2. Fill a sink with baking soda, soap and boiling water: If you’re using a standard sink, you’ll want to have ¼ cup of baking soda and a good squirt of dishwashing soap
  3. Submerge dirty filters in water: Simple enough! Once your sink is ready to go, place the filters in the water and ensure they are covered by the water. Be careful not to burn yourself!
  4. Soak for 10 minutes: Let the filter soak in the hot, soapy water for 10 minutes.
  5. Scrub the filters with a brush: Give the filters a good clean with a sturdy brush.
  6. OPTIONAL – Place the filters in the dishwasher: To ensure the filters get a thorough clean, you can also place them in the dishwasher and run it on a hot cycle. Be careful to ensure the filters fit comfortably in the dishwasher
  7. Let it dry: Once finished, give the filters some time to dry and then re-install them into the rangehood

Bake it

Did you know your oven can do more than bake cakes?

It can also clean your rangehood filter!

Fill the bottom of your oven with newspaper or similar. This will catch the grease that comes off your filter.

Lay the filter in the tray and turn the oven on, setting the temperate to 100 degrees. Put the timer on for half an hour.

Once the timer goes off, turn off the oven, remove the filter (careful, it’s hot!) and give it a wash in warm, soapy water to remove any residual grease.

Buying a new rangehood

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If you need a new filter or a new rangehood, then Appliances Today is here to help!

At Appliances Today we are your one-stop online store for all your kitchen and home appliance needs.

We stock an extensive range of rangehoods and related accessories at incredible prices.

Whether you need a:

Appliances Today’s online store will have what you need.

Our ducted rangehood range will help ensure you can draw smoke, odours and heat out of your kitchen to ensure a pleasant cooking experience without any pesky smoke alarms.

Need a new filter for your existing rangehood? We can assist with that as well.

Contact our expert and friendly team today to discuss your rangehood requirements and we will be ready to help you pick, choose, and install the rangehood or rangehood accessories you need.

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