GE - Filters and Accessories (4)
Range hood filters are necessary items in every kitchen. They remove odours, grease, smoke, and other debris from the air before it hits the ventilation duct. Use range hood filters and other range hood accessories to minimize damage to vents and save time and money. Rona carries a wide selection of range hood filters in various materials and sizes suitable for undermount and chimney range hoods.
Range hood filters are available in three different materials: aluminium, galvanized, and stainless steel. All three are long lasting, easy to clean, and dishwasher safe. Galvanized steel filters are the most durable and, with their industrial look, are best used in a closed kitchen. Aluminium offers a shiny, attractive finish that is softer than other materials and should be replaced more frequently. The stainless steel option may cost more, but is more aesthetically pleasing, and its durability makes for a good plan in the long term. Construction is another important factor. These filters are either riveted or welded. A riveted filter tends to be more flexible. Welded filters are more durable and rigid and typically last longer.
Range hood charcoal filters are gaining in popularity because, unlike most filters that only vent air to the outside, these filters work with a fan but don’t require additional venting. The charcoal filter sucks up heat, grease particles, smoke, and odours from the air, filters and cleans it, and then recirculates the air back to the kitchen.
It’s also important to note that without the line of defence that range hood filters provide to your kitchen, grease and other materials can build up in air ducts and become a serious fire hazard. Having and maintaining the right equipment helps save your kitchen from any possible catastrophes. Remember to size the range hood filter appropriately for your needs before purchasing a new one.