The stovetop rangehood may be the most underused and undervalued appliance in the kitchen. It is designed to remove odours and health contaminants released by cooking, but most of us switch it on only when we burn something — and some of us don’t even have one.
Whenever food is heated in a pan, particles of grease, water, smoke and food are sent into the air and they land everywhere, which explains the grime that accumulates on furniture, fabrics and floors located near the kitchen area. This grime and grease can over time damage finishes and surfaces.
Anytime you’re cooking or searing something in a pan you’re producing ultra-fine particles in the air that are not just particles, but coated with all sorts of other chemicals you don’t want to be breathing.
An example is nitrogen dioxide produced by gas flames. Complete and effective combustion produces carbon dioxide and water. However on most occasions incomplete combustion takes place and its by-product is Nitrogen Dioxide. Elevated concentrations of nitrogen dioxide may cause respiratory problems, including elevated asthma and irritation.
DIY Filter Cleaning
Clean, un-clogged filter pads are a must in order to enable cooking gases and steam to escape from the cook top area. DIY cleaning of filters is simple. Carefully remove the filters from the rangehood canopy and place them into your dishwasher. Or if no dishwasher is available, wash the filters by hand in the laundry sink with hot water and detergent.
If your filters are beyond cleaning and show signs of damage, Maverick Maintenance can supply and fit new filters to get your rangehood up and running. We can even dispose of the original filters when we leave.
If the light globes have blown and stopped working, Maverick Maintenance can also supply and fit new globes.