Maintenance

Hood Cleaning - Remote Blower Models

For your kitchen ventilation system to work properly, it is important to clean the blower housing or filters regularly. Please review the procedure for specific your model. Vent-A-Hood Range Hoods will be equipped with the Magic Lung® blower system, the Power Lung™ K-Series blower system (V-Line and ARS Duct Free), Remote Blower System RM1000/RM1500, or Budget Line (M Series) M600/M1200 interior blower system. This page is for the Remote Blower System RM1000/RM1500.


Hood Cleaning – Remote Blower System RM1000/RM1500 Models

Section A - Hood Canopy

    Wipe down the interior and exterior of the hood as needed with a soft cloth and warm soapy water (liquid dish detergent is acceptable). Do not use acids, abrasives, strong detergents, solvents, or scouring pads. Stainless steel should be treated with a quality stainless steel cleaner such as Stainless Steel Magic® (Vent-A-Hood® part number SS64). Follow all label instructions. Do not polish across the grain or in circles.

    Real copper, real brass, and hammered copper hoods will oxidize and/or tarnish over time. Use a quality copper or brass cleaner such as Red Bear® Copper Polish (Vent-A-Hood® part number CP101.) Follow all label instructions. Do not polish across the grain or in circles. Do not use acids abrasives, strong detergents, degreasers, solvents, or scouring pads.

Section B - Hood Filter(s)

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, be sure the blower is turned off before removing filter(s).

    Vent-A-Hood® models that use external/remote blower units have a stainless steel baffle filter(s) located inside the hood. The filter(s) collect oil/grease from cooking and need to be removed and cleaned on a regular basis. To remove the filter, grasp the handles, push upward, and then pull the bottom outward. Soak the filter(s) in warm soapy water or wash in a dishwasher. To reinstall the filter(s), reverse the procedure used to remove the filter(s).

    Note: Filter elements cannot always collect 100% of the grease from cooking. Some grease may collect behind the filter or in the duct pipe.