The cooker hood, potentially not an appliance which attracts a great deal of attention, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t play an important role within the home. In fact, the cooker hood significantly helps to keep the air within your kitchen fresh whilst you’re cooking and helps extract steam and condensation.
If your cooker hood is therefore blocked, caked in grease or has seen better days it’s important to make sure that you replace it sooner rather than later.
Replacing a Cooker Hood Grease Filter:
As a rule of thumb, the average family who cook one main meal a day should replace the cooker hood grease filter at least once every six months. Replacing the grease filter every six months will help limit the risk of grease building up inside, which can in-turn cover the motor, leading to reduced efficiency and potential failure of the cooker hood itself.
Replacing the grease filter within your cooker hood is a straightforward and simple task, and if you cannot remember the last time that you replaced the grease filter within your cooker hood, now is the time to do so.
To make the task easier, follow these four simple steps.
Step 1: Unscrew / unclip the locking mechanism which holds your current filter in place
Step 2: Remove the old filter
Step 3: Fit the new filter in place; if you’re using a universal filter you may need to cut this to size.
Step 4: Lock the filter in place, by activating the locking mechanism. Once it is locked, give it a once over to make sure that the filter is securely in place.
Although replacing the grease filter can be done in four straightforward steps, the impact a fresh and clean grease filter has on your cooker hood is second-to-none. Not only is the cooker hood more likely to run efficiently with a clean filter, but it’ll also increase the life of the appliance too – helping to save you money in both the short and long term.
Cutting a Universal Cooker Hood Grease Filter to Size:
There’s an age old debate when it comes to appliances, do you go for genuine parts or do you opt for a universal part? Whilst there are those who are staunch advocates of genuine parts, universal parts can often be cheaper yet just as effective.
Universal cooker hood grease filters fall into this category; and although it’s likely that you’ll need to cut the filter down to size, this is neither a difficult or time consuming task. At BuySpares, we believe that the best way to cut your universal filter to size is to use the old one as a template.
Once the old filter has been removed from your cooker hood place it on top of the new universal filter. Use the old filter as a guide, cut the new filter using a craft knife – and this will give you the perfect sized filter to be placed into your cooker hood.
Taking the five minutes or so that it takes to change your cooker hood grease filter will significantly improve the efficiency of the appliance, helping to save you money whilst keeping the air in your kitchen fresh, whatever you’re cooking.