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What Are Mesh Filters? How Do They Work (Answered)

In this article, you will learn what mesh filters are, what they are made of, how to replace them, and how to choose a new one if necessary.

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If you’re shopping for a new range hood, you’ve probably seen several filter options, including baffle, charcoal, and aluminum mesh filters. But what are aluminum mesh filters? How do they work? And are they the best choice for your home?

In this article, you will learn what range hood mesh filters are, what they are made of, how to replace them, and how to choose a new one if necessary.

Image of an aluminum mesh range hood filter. Source: adobe stock
Image of an aluminum mesh range hood filter. Source: Adobe Stock

Mesh filters are range hood filters that aid in the removal of airborne contaminants and grease from the air in your kitchen. When they get dirty, they can be washed and reused, saving you the trouble and expense of buying and storing replacement filters.

What is a mesh filters? 

Mesh filters are kitchen range hood filters that help remove grease and other contaminants from the air in your kitchen. In addition, they can be washed and reused when they become dirty, saving you the trouble and expense of purchasing and storing replacement filters. Some hoods include a grease trap in the blower to catch unwanted contaminants.

What are mesh filters made of?

Mesh filters are available in stainless steel and aluminum. Filters made of stainless steel will last longer and filter grease better than filters made of aluminum.

Image of crumpled up aluminum. Source: annie spratt unsplash
Image of crumpled-up aluminum. Source: annie spratt unsplash

How do you clean a mesh range hood filter?

Mix some baking soda with your dishwashing liquid and use that. Hood filters should be soaked for 10 to 15 minutes in the solution. Then, scrub the filters with a nonabrasive cleaning brush to remove any leftover oil. Filters should be washed and dried after use.

Can I put the a mesh filter in the dishwasher?

The filter for your range hood may be cleaned in the dishwasher. As was previously said, rangehood filters may be cleaned thoroughly in a dishwasher; for best results, put the filters in the dishwasher on a very hot cycle.

How to buy new mesh filters

If you need to purchase new mesh filters, you will want to ensure that you get the right ones for your specific range hood model.

Consult your range hoods user manual to ensure you get the right filters. If you don’t have a user manual for your range hood, try doing a Google search of your model number and see if you can find a PDF digital version of the user manual.

If you don’t know the model number, it’s likely somewhere inside the hood. Most manufacturers will have a sticker inside the hood with the model number. Hopefully, once you have a good look around your range hood, you will be able to identify its model number. Then, when you finally have the number, do a quick Google search for the right filters and shop away.

If you want to take a look at some of the more popular research filters on the market, check out some of these options below.

How to replace a mesh filter

To change your filters, follow these easy steps.

  1. Identify the filter for your specific hood model.
  2. Remove the old mesh filter.
  3. Attach the new filters.

If you want even more tips and insights, watch this video called “What’s the difference between baffles and mesh filters?” from the Schweigen Home Appliances YouTube Channel.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do you still have questions? Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about mesh vent hood filters

What is a mesh filter on the range hood?

Mesh filters, also known as aluminum filters, feature numerous layers of mesh that the air must flow through, which causes the grease to adhere to the mesh instead of the filter.

How does a mesh filter work?

Filters made of wire mesh have small gaps in them because the mesh is stretched using metal threads. It is first pushed through a wire mesh filter to clean dirty water, which traps dirt particles in its tiny holes.

What type of filter is best for a range hood?

The best range hood filters are the stainless steel baffle filters since they last a long time and are affordable. Below, you may read about the differences between several filter types, such as baffle vs. mesh vs. charcoal vs. mesh filters. As a backup, mesh filters work well in your range hood.

Conclusion

So there you have it; now you know all about mesh filters, how they work, and whether or not they are the best choice for your home.

In this post, we covered what mesh filters are, what they are made of, how to replace them, and how to choose a new one if necessary. Here are some key takeaways:

Key takeaways

  • Mesh filters remove airlines contaminants and grease from your kitchen. 
  • Mesh filters are available in stainless steel and aluminum.
  • If you need new mesh filters, ensure you get the right ones for your hood model.

So, do you have mesh filters in your cooker hood? And did I cover everything you wanted to know? Let me know in the comments section below (I read and reply to every comment). If you found this article helpful, check out my full blog for more tips and tricks on kitchen ventilation. Thanks for reading, and stay safe.

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Written By Roger Harris
Hey there! My name is Roger, and I've been selling range hoods for over six years. I now run this blog all about range hoods and kitchen ventilation! If you're looking for a new range hood for your kitchen, this is the place for you.

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