While many range hoods have removable filters that are generally easy to clean—some are even safe to go in the dishwasher—you also have the top and other surfaces of the hood to keep clean. You’d be surprised how much grease builds up on top of the hood. Not only does grease keep your stainless steel from looking brilliant and polished, but it’s also a potential fire hazard.
You can effectively wash the top of a hood with warm, soapy water and a cloth. If it’s stainless steel, always rub it with the grain and dry it immediately to prevent water spots from developing.
Range hoods with a painted finish are cleaned in much the same way. While some special cleaning agents guarantee a better shine, you want to be careful using them for fear of the chemicals reacting with heat from the stove to remove the paint.
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