Range hood filters help you to maintain maximum performance from your kitchen, bar or restaurant range hoods. Broan-NuTone offers an enormous selection of high-quality and very effective models, but it can be hard to know which filter is right for your appliance.
What are popular types of Broan-NuTone range hood filters?
Two popular types of Broan-NuTone range hood filters are aluminum filters and charcoal filters. They each have slightly different functions and operate best in specific circumstances.
Aluminum filters are used in ducted range hoods. Ducted means that these hoods are vented to outside air and not just inside the kitchen. Their main function is to prevent grease particles from getting scattered in your kitchen or built up in the hood, which can cause messy and sometimes combustible results. They are not created to contain oils or smells.
Can aluminum filters be washed and reused?
Aluminum filters are able to be washed. Technically, they can be washed in a dishwasher, but that may produce discoloration. The best method for washing is to use hot water and dawn dish soap, which acts as a powerful degreaser.
Charcoal replacement filters are a great option for non-ducted range hoods. This means that the hoods are vented inside, back into the kitchen area. The carbon in these filters traps some contaminants and will help neutralize odors.
Can charcoal filters be washed and reused?
Charcoal filters cannot be washed and reused. When the filter is unable to function effectively, it will need to be discarded and replaced.
How do I know which filter to buy?
When replacing, it is very important to make sure you choose the correct filter. Hoods that have missing or incorrectly sized filters can end up collecting grease deposits throughout the entire system.
You will need to find a label, usually on the underside of your hood, that should list the hood series and part number for the required filter. You may need to remove the filter to find the label. Filters are not created to be interchangeable between models and cannot be determined by dimensions alone.