How to clean stainless steel cooker hood?

Cooker hoods offer a stylish, practical way to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic, removing grease, smoke and condensation while you are cooking. It's important to keep your stainless steel cooker hood clean to ensure that your appliance is looking and working at its best. By regularly cleaning your appliance's exterior and the filters on your cooker hood, you can keep your kitchen smelling clean and fresh.

How to clean your cooker hood filter?

How to clean your cooker hood filter

The importance of cleaning your appliance's filters on a regular basis cannot be overstated. Failure to carry out frequent cleaning of both the cooker hood and the filters can increase the risk of fires. While the frequency of your cleaning routine will depend on how often you use the appliance, we suggest cleaning your hood's filters on a monthly basis. For detailed instructions on how to clean your cooker hood's filter, please read our dedicated 'how to clean a cooker hood filter' FAQ.

How to clean the exterior of a stainless steel extractor hood?

How to clean the exterior of a stainless steel extractor hood

Over time, the surface of an extractor hood will also get dirty, collecting grease and dust. For this reason, it is important to clean the exterior of your appliance. Cleaning your cooker hood's exterior is a relatively simple task, just follow the below steps:

  1. Before cleaning your appliance, please isolate the hood from the electrical supply by switching it off at the isolation switch. Alternatively, if the appliance has been connected through a plug socket, the plug must be removed from the socket.
  2. Using a damp cloth, carefully wipe down the outer surface of your appliance.
  3. You can also use a neutral liquid detergent or a suitable grease removing product to remove dirt and grim. Please note: do not use abrasive products or alcohol.
  4. Make sure to wipe the appliance over with a damp cloth to remove excess detergent/cleaning products.
  5. Dry with a cloth and polish with a suitable stainless steel cleaner.

Please refer to your appliance manual for more information relating to your specific cooker hood model. Can't find it? Don't worry you can download your manual here.

If you are cleaning all your cooking appliances, explore our comprehensive guides on cleaning an oven, maintaining a gas hob and caring for solid hotplates.

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