Filters should be inspected monthly and any surface debris should be removed. Grease filters can be cleaned in the dishwasher or with a solution of hot water and dish detergent. Allow the filter to dry completely before putting the filter back in place.
If the hood is recirculating, it will also have a charcoal filter. It is impossible to accurately provide an exact life span for charcoal filters because cooking habits vary from one person to another. Generally, the charcoal filters should be changed every six months under "normal" use. The charcoal filter is not washable; it must be replaced with a new filter.
For instructions on how to remove the grease and charcoal filters, consult your Owner's Manual.
With careful use and handling, grease filters will last for years. The frequency for cleaning the grease filters in your vent hood is dependent on what type of cooking is done. For normal use, filters should be cleaned once a month.
To remove the filters:
- Slide the filter using the tabs.
- Pull the filter down and out.
To clean the filters:
- Soak them and the swish around in hot water and detergent. Light brushing may be used to help remove embedded soil and dust. Do not use ammonia or ammonia products.
- Dishwasher cleaning is acceptable, but may discolor the filter.
- Allow the filter to dry completely before putting it back in place.
To replace the filters:
- Slide the filter into the frame slot(s).
- Press up and slide into place.
If there is any doubt as to the type of filter you have, please consult the Owner's Manual. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.