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Regular maintenance of your extractor hood, extraction or recycling, ensures efficiency and safety. When to clean? and how? Explanations.

Why do regular maintenance of the kitchen hood?

For three simple and good reasons:

  • Poor maintenance of the filters assumes an accumulation of fats that reduce the efficiency of the extractor hood
  • If there is a drop in its effectiveness, you will tend to increase the power of the device, which will increase your energy consumption
  • The risk of fire is important: accumulated grease can ignite and burn the appliance and the exhaust duct if it is an extraction hood

Extractor hoods are usually equipped with a electronic system with audible signal who warns you when it is necessary to proceed to cleaning the device. If not, it is recommended to clean the extractor hood every 2 to 4 months according to your use.

Cleaning the hood filters

Maintenance of anti-fat filters is the most important step. They are the ones who can reduce the efficiency of the hood, in the event of fat overload, or even burn the appliance.

To do this, simply remove the grease filters and let them soak a minimum of 30 minutes in a bowl of hot water and dishwashing liquid or laundry known to dissolve grease. After 30 minutes, you can lightly sponge the filters to remove the last traces and remove the last accumulated dirt. Finally rinse with clean water.

If you have opted for the exhaust hood for recycling, it is recommended to change the charcoal filters every 4 months, for conventional filters, and every year for regenerable filters.

Cleaning the body of the hood

For what is called the body of the extractor hood, there is nothing very complicated: you just need to use a non-abrasive sponge on the whole hood, with a mixture of water and dishwashing liquid. Rinse thoroughly to avoid streaking and then wipe dry. And voila!

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