The kitchen extractor fan must be cleaned once a week for best maintenance. The regular cleaning facilitates easy cleaning also. When the fans are cleaned after a long interval it will be difficult to get rid of the grease and one has to apply much force. Moreover, regular periodic cleaning prevents accumulation of grease that may lead to overheating of the fan and fire risks. When we clean extractor fan filters regularly they last for a longer period. It is also advisable to replace the paper filters of the extractors once in three months by which time it normally gets saturated with grease. It is rather easy to take out the cover of the extractor and clean the same. The cover may be dipped in a tray containing boiled water mixed with soda paste. The chimney-style extractors have no paper filter. The mesh can be removed easily and washed with boiling water.
Step by step guide on how to clean kitchen extractor fan:
- The main thing is always to remember, you should first switch it off before starting the cleaning process;
- Next, you should make a mixture with boiling water and soda paste or, a mild cleaning product;
- If there is a build up dirt on the fan, for more precise cleaning, just use an old toothbrush and scrub carefully.
- Wash out with damp clean cloth the static parts and the rest that can be moved rinse thoroughly with hot water;
- For excellent shines, polish with kitchen towel or clean soft cloth at the end;
- Remember- on most extractor fans you can remove the filters – you can either wash them in the bowl of mixture made from hot water and washing up liquid, or in the dishwasher. However, you should always check with your manufacturer instructions beforehand, in order to avoid causing any damage.
Step by step guide on how to clean an extractor hood:
- Again, first, you should always ensure your extractor hood is switched off, before beginning the cleaning process;
- Take a bowl or use the sink, to prepare mixture of hot water with washing up liquid or another light cleaning product you can use from your household;
- Take a soft clean cloth, soak it into the mixture, squeeze it well and then scrub the dirt gently on the interior and exterior of the extractor hood;
- Wash with clean water after and polish with kitchen towel or a clean soft cloth the extractor fan;
- In the meantime, you should have already removed the extractor hood filters in order to be cleaned. Depending on the manufacturer, there are different type of filters, which should be cleaned and maintained differently : the paper filters are easy to replace and for best maintenance you should do that in every few months, as soon as you have noticed them gotten too greasy and discoloured; the metal filters can be easily washed in the sink with warm soapy water or in the dishwasher, although there they could discolour a bit; the sponge filters are also easily washed in the sink with warm water and soap, but you should usually have to change them in each 5-6 months; the carbon filters are the trickiest to deal with- unfortunately there is nothing you can do to clean them, but if you love cooking , they have to be replaced each 6 months, for best results. Finally, no matter what filters you have, you should always double check the best maintenance with your manufacturer first.
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