Rangehoods are one of the most, if not the most, important appliance in your kitchen. It is there to protect your kitchen finishings as well as improve and keep the air in your home clean, making your cooking experience comfortable.

Your rangehood is there to soak up the grease and smells from cooking. It keeps your air clean by removing airborne grease, helps remove excess heat, steam and smoke while cooking and provides better kitchen lighting. Cook and live in comfort with clean rangehood filters.

For optimum performance of your rangehood, mesh filters should be cleaned every few weeks/months and replaced every 1-2 years (depending on usage). Carbon filters, on the other hand, need to be replaced every 3-4 months (or every 120 cooking hours).

See below for more information on how to select and replace your rangehood filters:

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How to clean and change your rangehood filters

 

Charcoal filters vs. Mesh filters

Charcoal rangehood filters are used for ductless rangehoods. These are perfect appliances for apartments or other small accommodation, where ducting is not an option. The charcoal/ carbon filters work by collecting airborne grease, smoke and smells while cooking, and recirculating the fresh air back into the kitchen.

Ducted rangehoods use mesh filters, and have a filtration system that collects the grease, smoke and other particles through the duct to the outdoors. Removing the dirty air right out from the kitchen.

That is why replacing your charcoal rangehood filters every few months is so vital and important for the performance of your rangehood, in the same instance clean your mesh filters regularly.

Make cleaning and replacing your rangehood filters a habit, and your rangehood will love you for it.

Cleaning & replacing rangehood filters

How to clean & change your rangehood filters (stainless steel or mesh)

Cleaning or changing your rangehood filters is essential to make sure your rangehood functions as expected.

Best way to clean your rangehood filter:

  1. First remove the filter/s out from the hood, by using the tab to pull.
  2. You can then hand wash your filters or place them in your dishwasher on a hot cycle for added convenience. To hand wash - submerge and soak your filters in a sink with warm soapy dishwashing liquid or baking soda, for about 10 minutes. Then scrub the filters using a brush or scourer until clean. Avoid using harsh chemicals when cleaning your filters as they can tarnish the mesh.
  3. Leave your filters out to dry (before refitting your filters, make sure they are completely dry).
  4. Place the filters back into the hood sockets.

To replace your rangehood filters:

  1. Simply remove and discard the old filters. To remove the filter/s out from the hood, use the tab and pull.
  2. Fit your new filters into the sockets. You can also purchase our universal UNILUX range of filters here. Be sure to use the filter guide at the top of this page to see what filter fits your rangehood.

How to know when to clean or replace your filters?

If your rangehood is not performing optimally, it could mean your filters are clogged or damaged. Make sure to clean your filters every few months, if not weeks depending on your rangehood usage. Selected rangehoods also have a warning light to prompt you to maintain your filters.

Your filters need cleaning or replacing if:    

  • Grease or grime starts to build up on surrounding cabinetry or walls.
  • Cooking odours stay in the kitchen and are not being soaked up by the filters.
  • Smoke stays in the kitchen even after you’ve had your rangehood running.
  • You can visually see grease or cooking residue on your filters.
  • Your rangehood suction or filtration seems compromised due to warping or bends in your filters, dents or holes in the mesh or stainless steel.

 

If you have never cleaned your filters, it’s time to start now!

Cleaning & replacing rangehood filters

Find the right filter for your rangehood
Keep the air in your home clean, clean and replace your rangehood filters regularly. Mesh filters should be replaced every 1-2 years, and carbon filters every 3-4 months
  • ERC925DSD
    ERC925DSD 90cm canopy rangehood
  • ERC926BA
    ERC926BA 90cm Canopy Rangehood
  • ERC9025SD
    ERC9025SD 90cm Stainless Steel Canopy Rangehood With Maximum Airflow Of 745m3/h
  • ERC928GA
    ERC928GA 90cm Glass And Stainless Steel High Performance Wall Mounted Canopy Rangehood
  • Compatible water filter for “ERC925DSD”
  • Compatible water filter for “ERC926BA”
    • AR900CF
      It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • Compatible water filter for “ERC9025SD”
    • ULX253
      Unilux Universal Active Carbon Charcoal Filter (Twin Filter pack). It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • Compatible water filter for “ERC928GA”
    • AR928CF
      It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • ERC930SA
    ERC930SA 90cm Wall Mounted Canopy Rangehood
  • ERCE9025BA
    ERCE9025BA 90cm Canopy Rangehood
  • ERCE90AS
    ERCE90AS Canopy Hood 900mm SQ S/Steel
  • ERHC938S
    ERHC938S 90cm High Powered Rangehood Suitable For Use Indoor Or Outdoor
  • ERCI931SA
    ERCI931SA 100cm Island Canopy Rangehood With H2h
  • ERI512SA
    ERI512SA 52cm Integrated Rangehood
  • ERI522DSD
    ERI522DSD 52cm integrated rangehood
  • ERI712SA
    ERI712SA 70cm Integrated Rangehood
  • Compatible water filter for “ERCI931SA”
  • Compatible water filter for “ERI512SA”
    • 50290660-00/5
      CARBON FILTER 2 PACK (EFF70). It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • Compatible water filter for “ERI522DSD”
    • 9029800464
      Rangehood carbon Filter. It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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    • 4055171344

      Rangehood Long Life carbon Filter (EFF77).


      Long Life regenerable charcoal filters are made of very efficient charcoal pellets absorbing unpleasant scents.Regeneration must be performed ever 3-4 months, depending on the use of your rangehood. Maximum number of regeneration cycles is 8 (at intense rangehood use it is not recommended to perform more than 6 cycles).

      To regenerate- please follow the instructions below:


      Hand washing: hand wash in warm water without the use of detergents and abrasive sponges.


      Dishwasher wash: place in the dishwasher and wash in a maximum temperature of 70 degrees celcius; without any detergents or other dishes.


      Drying: Dry in the shade outside until completely dry; or in an oven at a maximum temperature of 60 degrees celcius. The filter has to be completely dry before refitting into your rangehood.

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  • Compatible water filter for “ERI712SA”
    • 50290660-00/5
      CARBON FILTER 2 PACK (EFF70). It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • ERI842DSD
    ERI842DSD 86cm integrated rangehood
  • ERR627SA
    ERR627SA 60cm Slide Out Rangehood
  • ERR927SA
    ERR927SA 90cm Slide Out Rangehood
  • EFP6500X/A
    EFP6500X/A 60CM 3SPD S/STL
  • Compatible water filter for “ERI842DSD”
    • 9029800464
      Rangehood carbon Filter. It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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    • 4055171344

      Rangehood Long Life carbon Filter (EFF77).


      Long Life regenerable charcoal filters are made of very efficient charcoal pellets absorbing unpleasant scents.Regeneration must be performed ever 3-4 months, depending on the use of your rangehood. Maximum number of regeneration cycles is 8 (at intense rangehood use it is not recommended to perform more than 6 cycles).

      To regenerate- please follow the instructions below:


      Hand washing: hand wash in warm water without the use of detergents and abrasive sponges.


      Dishwasher wash: place in the dishwasher and wash in a maximum temperature of 70 degrees celcius; without any detergents or other dishes.


      Drying: Dry in the shade outside until completely dry; or in an oven at a maximum temperature of 60 degrees celcius. The filter has to be completely dry before refitting into your rangehood.

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  • Compatible water filter for “ERR627SA”
    • ACC205
      Carbon Filter, hood recirculation (pair). It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • Compatible water filter for “ERR927SA”
    • ACC205
      Carbon Filter, hood recirculation (pair). It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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  • Compatible water filter for “EFP6500X/A”
    • 4055093712
      Carbon Filter for rangehoods- 150mm diameter, 2 pack. PLEASE NOTE: This filter is part: EFF75. It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the perform
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  • EFP9500X/A
    EFP9500X/A Slide Out 90CM 3SPD S/S
  • Compatible water filter for “EFP9500X/A”
    • 50290660-00/5
      CARBON FILTER 2 PACK (EFF70). It is recommended to replace your filters every 3-4 months, depending on the amount and style of cooking. Saturated filters can restrict airflow and the performance of your rangehood.
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