Hood operation modes explained
The ventilator fan draws the vapours produced during cooking into the extractor hood, where they pass through the grease filter and out into the open air. The grease filter absorbs the grease contained in the vapours produced during cooking. The kitchen is kept almost totally free from grease and odours.
Recirculating-air mode: to operate in this mode, it is necessary to install an activated carbon filter (available from specialist retailers). The ventilator fan draws the vapours produced during cooking into the extractor hood, where they pass through the grease filter before the clean air is discharged back into the kitchen. The grease filter absorbs the grease while the activated carbon filter absorbs any odorous substances.
Hoods with activated carbon filter
Carbon filters are used to neutralise odours when your hood is recirculating air around the kitchen.
Replacing the filters
During normal operation (1 to 2 hours daily) the filters should be replaced once a year. Replacement filters can be obtained from your authorized dealer.
Metal grease filters
In normal operation (1 to 2 hours daily) the filter must be cleaned after 8 to 10 weeks. When you remove your filter you may notice it is discoloured, this is normal and nothing to worry about.
To clean the filters by dishwasher
Metal filters can be cleaned in a dishwasher, but be careful not to wash them alongside any other crockery or cutlery when they are saturated with grease.
To clean the filters by hand
Soak the filters in hot soapy water, then brush the filters clean, rinse them thoroughly and leave the water to drain off.