Written by Devon

What you want to know about your new range hood

Now that you have a new range hood, you probably have a lot of questions. For example, why is there no manual or installation kit in the packaging? And how do you best clean your range hood? In this article, I'll explain all you need to know about your new range hood.

Important for your new range hood

Range hood grease filter

The following tips are important to know if you purchased a new range hood:

  1. You can find the installation kit and manual behind the grease filters.
  2. Take the protective foil off the range hood before you install it.
  3. Turn on the range hood before you start cooking.
  4. Open up a window if you have a exhaust ventilation system that leads outside.
  5. Regularly clean the range hood and filters.

The installation kit is in the range hood

Installation kit range hood

Looking for the installation kit and the manual? You can often find these in the range hood itself. You don't have to take the hood apart entirely; simply removing the grease filters is enough. Always check the installation manual to install the appliance the right way.

There is still protective film on the range hood

Protective film range hood

Did you purchase a stainless steel range hood, but is it white, black, or blue? There is a good chance it's still covered in protective film. Remove this film before you install the appliance.

Best extraction result

Range hood ventilation system

To make sure your range hood works properly, it's important to keep a few things in mind. Do you have a range hood with a ventilation system leading outside? Make sure you open a window when you start cooking. This type of range hood blows all the air outside, so it needs new air to suck up all of the cooking fumes. Aside from that, it's important to turn on your range hood before you start cooking. This ensures a better extraction result.

Clean your range hood regularly

Clean filter range hood

It important to regularly clean your range hood and the corresponding filters. If you don't, it will effect the extraction result. When the filters are dirty, the air flow is blocked. This is also a fire hazard. Do you have a recirculation range hood? Don't forget to regularly check your carbon filters as well. On average, you replace these after about 3 to 6 months.

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