The hood clears the air of smoke and grease from everyday cooking, but they can leave their mark. Over time, stains can build up and vents can clog. Clean the exterior of the hood weekly and the filters monthly.

March 28, 2014
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Wipe

The hood clears the air of smoke and grease from everyday cooking, but they can leave their mark. Over time, stains can build up and vents can clog. Clean the exterior of the hood weekly and the filters monthly.

Using a soft cloth dipped in hot, soapy water (dishwashing liquid is fine), clean the hood; wipe off with a clean damp cloth.

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Polish

For a stainless steel hood, finish by polishing with a dry microfiber cloth, moving in the direction of the grain. Large green rubber gloves (similar to shown), crateandbarrel.com. Microfiber stainless steel cloth, casabella.com.

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Soak Filters

Remove filters and place in hot water with dishwashing liquid for five to 10 minutes.

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Scrub Filters

Brush with a nylon scrub brush. Rinse in hot water, and dry. Some filters can be washed in the dishwasher; consult your stove's instruction manual. Maier nonstick pan-cleaning brush (similar to shown), from williams-sonoma.com.

Comments (4)

Anonymous
August 23, 2019
any advise for stainless steel vent hood that seems to hold grease in the seams and drip down onto the stovetop?
Anonymous
August 23, 2019
Any advise for stainless vent hoods that seem to pool grease in the seams?
Anonymous
May 11, 2019
Thank you so much
Anonymous
April 21, 2014
I have a copper range hood, with an applied patina. Some regular cleaners remove the patina. I have found that Goo Gone Gel removes the grease, but leaves the patina.