Choosing Kitchen Range Hood Filters
A household cooking stove will often have a kitchen range hood over the top of the appliance. Kitchen range hood filters fit inside these appliance hoods and can usually trap much of the dirt and grease that passes through so it does not clog the attached ventilation system. Choosing the best range hood filter for your kitchen depends on the type of range hood that you have, the type of cooking that you do and the size of your kitchen. There are two basic types of range hood filters. The first are permanent filters, and the second are disposable. Permanent kitchen range hood filters are typically made of aluminum or another metal. They are meant to last for the entire life of your exhaust hood. In order to work most efficiently, the filter needs to be clean. Permanent filters will need to be removed and cleaned on a regular basis.
The manufacturer of the kitchen range hood filter will provide you with a recommended schedule for cleaning, as well as the preferred method of doing the cleaning. It is important to follow these recommendations closely. Failure to do so can result in voiding the warranty of not only the filter, but the entire range hood. A disposable range hood filter is designed to use for a particular period of time. At the end of this time, it is removed and replaced with a fresh filter. Disposable filters are often made of charcoal. Charcoal does an excellent job of filtering and cleaning stale kitchen air.