The rangehood is a powerful and often neglected kitchen appliance. It takes care of removing grease, steam and smoke as well as other cooking gases and odours from your kitchen. If you look after your rangehood it will not only make it clean more effectively, last longer and create a safer, cleaner kitchen for you and your family.
All the grease that gets extracted from cooking gets sucked up and trapped in the body of the rangehood filter. As you continue to use your rangehood, the grease will build up in the filter over time. It's important that you take the time to clean your rangehood - once a month is ideal especially if you're cooking with lots of oil and grease.
Follow the instructions from your rangehood user manual to remove the filter correctly. We recommend wearing gloves while doing this as it can get messy.
Rub the filter with a degreaser. If you can fit the filter into your dishwasher, put it through a cycle. If not, place it in the sink with soap and hot water for a good scrubbing. Check that the detergent is doesn't corrode the aluminium of your rangehood.
After you've cleaned your rangehood filter, clean the rangehood body from the inside out. Ensure that your rangehood is disconnected from the power before you begin. Treat greasy surfaces with a micro fibre cloth soaked in a some degreaser and water. We don't recommend spraying directly on to the rangehood as you could get chemicals and water in the electrical parts.
Ducted rangehoods that vent your cooking gases outside are generally cleaner to run than recirculating rangehoods. If you've cleaned the filters and body of your ducted rangehood but you're still not getting a good result, get a professional to check the inside of the flue.
When you keep your rangehood well maintained, your kitchen will function well and look its best.
At Fontaine Industries, we have a great selection of rangehoods to suit your kitchen and cooking style. If you need assistance with selecting the right rangehood for you, feel free to call our friendly sales team on: 1300 884 081