A range hood is one of the most beneficial additions to the kitchen as it sucks up the food particles and oil that are released during cooking. In addition, it takes the steam and smoke and exhausts them out of the kitchen to make sure your kitchen isn’t filled up with smoke. The range hoods are designed with a filter to capture the grease, and with regular use, these filters get clogged. So, let’s see how to clean Thermador range hood filters to optimize the hood’s functions!
Cleaning The Thermador Range Hood Filters
The range hood has been designed with metal grease filters, which have to be cleaned every one to three months, depending on how much you use the hood to optimize the hood’s efficiency. The grease deposits on the filters have a chance of igniting, which puts you at risk. That being said, cleaning the filters will help prevent the chances of ignition. So, let’s see how you can clean the filters. However, before we add the cleaning instructions, you must know that the filters’ edges are sharp, which is why you’ve to be careful to avoid cuts on the hands. Now, follow these steps to clean the filter;
- Switch off the range hood and let it cool down before you begin with the filter cleaning process.
- Consult the user manual to determine how you can remove the filters because, in some models, you might have to remove the grease trays to remove the filters.
- Once the filters are removed, you can opt for hot and soapy water to wash the filters. If washing doesn’t work, it’s recommended that you soak the filters to get rid of stubborn deports. In addition to this, you can also put the filters in the dishwasher (the dishwasher must be empty) but remember that it can cause discoloration. As far as the cleaner is concerned, you must not use abrasive cleaners to wash and clean the filters.
- Once you are done washing, you must dry the filters and reinstall them.
This is all you’ve to do to clean the filters. However, while you are at it, it’s recommended that you clean the range hood’s exterior as well. For the non-stainless steel hoods, you should opt for a soft cloth and warm and soapy water. On the other hand, if your range hood has a stainless steel build, you’ve to follow the step-by-step guide mentioned below;
- First of all, you have to determine the direction of stainless steel grain as it can be diagonal, horizontal, or vertical. This is because you must wash and dry the hood with the grain to prevent scratches.
- Now, use the mild cleanser and water to wash the hood and dry it thoroughly (the cleaner must not have chlorine as it leads to discoloration)
- Lastly, just condition the range hood with the help of a stainless steel conditioner. However, you must not apply the stainless steel conditioner to black stainless steel, control labels, and logos to prevent damage to these components.
So, are you ready to clean your range hood filters?