How to clean or replace a range hood grease filter

Whirlpool range hood filter

Whirlpool Range Hood Filter. Also used on these Brands: Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Modern Maid, Norge, Roper, Sears, Speed Queen.

When’s the last time you looked under your range hood? If it’s been a while, that probably means your range hood filter needs a good cleaning.

Depending on your filter type, you can either clean and re-use your range hood filter or replace it. If you have a charcoal range hood filter, then you will need to buy a new one. Most experts recommend you replace your range hood filter every six months. For charcoal-based grease filters, after a while, the filter cannot absorb anymore grease, or cooking smells, and becomes ineffective.

Electrolux charcoal range hood exhaust air filter 5304440335

Electrolux charcoal range hood exhaust air filter 5304440335.
Used on these Brands: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan, Westinghouse, White-Westinghouse,

To clean a replaceable stove grease filter, fill a bucket with very hot water (you probably do not want all the excess grease going down your sink and clogging up your pipes). Add a good grease-busting dishwashing detergent and some baking soda to the water.

Let the filter soak for a few minutes and you will probably notice the grease coming off the filter and into the water. Use a sponge to clean away any remaining grease.

Some people use their dishwasher to clean their filter, but you should only use this method if you know that your filter is dishwasher safe. If you do use this method, you might want to run your dishwasher with the filter alone, especially if the filter is extra greasy.

Take the time to also clean your range hood. Use a heavy duty degreaser cleaner for your range hood, like this one by Whirlpool, to cut through grease.

Heavy duty range hood degreaser

Heavy duty degreaser cuts through grease, oil, and burned on spills with ease. This degreaser works exceptionally on burners, grates, vent hoods, spill pans, and grills.

Helpful links

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One thought on “How to clean or replace a range hood grease filter

  1. Rachel July 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm Reply

    I’ve been meaning to clean my range hood for some time now, but to be honest I was worried that it was going to be difficult or I would need to buy some sort of special product. This process actually looks relatively straightforward. I’ll have to give it a try, so thank you for sharing!

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