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.
|Brittany Rowland researches new developments in Appliances, Kitchen and CE products features with a vigor to which few would aspire… but someone has to do it. See more about Brittany|
More Top 10 Lists
Range hoods come in a number of formats: chimney, island, professional, and built-in. No matter which style you choose, you should keep in mind certain factors that ensure quality performance: adequate air flow for the cooktop and length of duct… [more]
Features we considered while compiling the top 10 list for combination microwave ovens included convection baking, oven and microwave capacities, adjustable racks, attractive design, size, and, of course, cooking performance. While these units typically run expensive, there are some … [more]
Wall ovens are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional range units because of their compact size. Most wall ovens are either 24” or 27” wide, and they are powered by either gas or electric. As we examined wall ovens for our top 10 list, we considered many important factors … [more]
As we came up with a top 10 list of electric ranges, we considered several factors: 1. Number and size of coil/radiant elements, 2. Oven capacity and baking functions, 3. Appearance and style, 4. Ease of use and cleaning, 5. Cooking power of stovetop, 6. Convenient features like delay … [more]
Filed Under: Kitchen
About the Author: