Wipe away grease stains, change carbon filters (for recirculating units only), and wash grease filters on a timely basis. View our How-to-Videos on the Bosch YouTube Channel to learn how to clean stainless steel.
Warning: Do not use the ventilation system without the filters in place or with grease-laden filters or surfaces. To avoid risk of fire and explosion, do not use flammable liquids or solvents. Always unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing. Always be sure the entire hood (including filters and light bulbs) has cooled and grease has solidified before attempting to clean any part of the appliance.
The efficiency of the ventilator depends on the cleanliness of the intake and filters. Cleaning frequency depends on the amount and type of cooking.
To clean metal grease filters: Remove the filters according to the instructions in the Use & Care Guide. Drain and wipe all excess grease with a dry paper towel. Soak the filters in hot water and detergent and gently brush or agitate in the water to loosen food particles. Do not use products containing ammonia, abrasives or oven cleaners. Rinse the filters and let them dry before placing in the ventilator. Filters may also be cleaned in an automatic dishwasher (please do not include any other items or cutlery in the wash). Washing the filters in a dishwasher may result in slight discoloration. We recommend grease filters be cleaned every 1-3 months depending on usage.
To clean activated carbon/charcoal filters (applicable to certain models that utilize activated carbon/charcoal filters): Activated carbon/charcoal filters cannot be cleaned or washed – they must be replaced. Activated Carbon Filters are used to neutralize odors when your hood is recirculating air around the kitchen. Carbon filters should be replaced when they are noticeably dirty or discolored (usually every 6 to 12 months, depending on ventilator usage). They may be purchased in the Bosch Accessories & Parts Store or by calling Bosch Customer Support at 1-800-944-2904.
To clean stainless steel: Wipe with the grain when cleaning stainless steel. Use a mild, non-abrasive cleaning agent or stainless steel cleaner with a soft cloth. Wipe dry to avoid water marks. Warning: Some stainless steel cleaners are known to have negative effects on materials other than stainless steel. Make sure to apply stainless steel cleaner to stainless steel components only! Stainless steel conditioner can be purchased in the Bosch Accessories & Parts Store (part number 00576696).
To clean painted surfaces: Wash with hot soapy water, rinse and then dry. Do not use powder cleaning agents, steel wool pads, oven cleaners and other abrasive cleaning materials.
To clean anodized aluminum surfaces: Wash with hot, sudsy water, then rinse and dry. Mild detergents and cleaning agents are acceptable. Do not use powdered cleansers, abrasive cleaners, scrubbers, or steel wool pads.
To clean plastic surfaces: Wipe with a damp, soapy sponge or cloth, then rinse and dry. Do not remove any control knobs.