How to clean a cooker hood carbon filter for a longer lifespan

How to clean a cooker hood carbon filter for a longer lifespan

Your extractor hood does not extract all cooking vapors well? This means that it needs to be cleaned, and in particular its active carbon filter
A cooker hood does its job when it allows you to cook whatever you want, without worrying about any annoying smell in the kitchen. Therefore, periodical cleaning is paramount, both inside and outside, not only for a simple matter of appearance: proper maintenance prevents the proliferation of harmful bacteria and always ensures maximum efficiency. Where to start from? The active carbon filter of your extractor hood.

Cooker hood active carbon filter upkeep

The hood must be cleaned in its entirety, without forgetting to sanitize or replace the suction filters. Cleanse the outside of the hood with a soft cloth soaked in hot soapy water, while disassembling its insides to immerse them in the same hot soapy water for at least a couple of hours. Rub it clean with a microfibre cloth for a perfect finish.

Remember that active carbon filters cannot be washed, they must be replaced instead.
These filters have an important anti-odor action and water immersion will very likely damage them, with loss of their purifying action!

You must replace the filters before they soak and become saturated, because when they reach this stage cooker hood action is useless: they have created a sort of plug that prevents the correct flow of cooking vapors.
Cleaning and maintaining your hood can be challenging due to difficulties in disassembly. Faber’s T-Dark wall mounted cooker hood is easy to clean thanks to its “flash” surface. Thanks to its A+ energy class it offers a perfect combination of design and very high performance, allowing noise reduction and energy saving. The innovative ceiling light also creates homogeneous lighting with low energy use.

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