When in the kitchen preparing food, in the air exposed to steam, grease and particles of food. If you use a gas stove, the combustion gas forms carbon black. All this settles on the walls, kitchen furniture, and with an appetizing smell spreads all over the apartment. Over time, the kitchen is covered by poorly washed yellow tinge.

Types of hoods and filters

To combat this problem was invented hoods. They create traction which makes the hot polluted air to leave the area of the plate and spreading in the kitchen. Arranged drawing is quite simple. They consist of a housing in which is mounted the motor, and filters designed to retain grease particles and other contaminants.

Hoods come in two main types. The first type of outlet. They work very effectively. Their main feature — connection to the ventilation shaft and the output air outside. Due to the inflow of fresh air, there is a complete update of the atmosphere in the kitchen.

Often these hoods be equipped with the simplest filter that traps fat. Sometimes they are not equipped with filters. However, in this case on the walls of the ductwork and ventilation shafts will be to accumulate body fat. In contact with them sparks they can ignite and cause a fire.

Drawing of the second type does not require connection to the ventilation. They use the principle of recirculation of air, passing not only through the grease filter and through the coal element. The purified air is recirculated into the room. These hoods are usually used when you cannot connect to ventilation.

Replacement filters hoods

Any filter has a certain resource and upon its completion requires replacement. What if this is not done? First, the clogged filters will no longer hold dirt. Secondly, will decrease the throughput of the instrument and its performance.

The elements on which is deposited fat, usually made of fabric made of synthetic fibers. They are considered disposable, but cloth can be washed in water with detergent and reused. However, the cleaning efficiency will then decrease. Replace the grease filters is recommended every three months if you prepare daily. In some models uses a reusable filter of metal mesh, which must be periodically washed.

The grease filter is usually located on the hinged lid. Open it and remove the element. It can be fitted with latches or wire clamps. A new filter is installed in reverse order. If you can't find the brand element intended for your model exhaust, you can buy a universal filter fabric and cut it according to required dimensions.

A carbon filter is placed in a special cassette located over the grease element, and is fixed with the latches. The cartridge with the sorbent to extract from the cassette. Proceed carefully to not damage attachment. Replace the spent element with the new one by inserting it until it clicks.

Check whether the disassembled cartridge. If you have to open it, you can replace only the adsorbent. In shops and on markets you can find activated charcoal in granules. Usually it is packaged in plastic jars. Open the cartridge, remove the spent sorbent and pour a new one. Updated item set in place.