Importance Of Cooker Hoods

Cooker Hooding

I’ve been thinking a lot about cooker hood fans lately, yes this is how exciting my life is.

My flatmates are constantly cooking sausages and beef* burgers (*horse) in our kitchen and the smell tends to linger. It’s winter, it’s cold and opening the windows is not an option for more than 7 seconds to help air the place out.

Our cooker hood fan works well and is fairly new but I reckon it’s time to change the filter and give it a once over. Hmmmmm but how would I do this? Well, here’s a thought- why not watch a how-to video courtesy of the very company I work for and then fix it. Okay, granted it’s not my cooking that leaves the smells. No, my cooking is perfect and leaves the kitchen smelling of roses. Every time.

Firstly, what type of cooker hood do I have in my home? It could be one of two: an extractor fan which actually funnels the smells outside or a re-circulating fan which absorbs the smells and filters them before re-circulating them back into the kitchen. Well, let’s let Matt help me in determining that. Matt will also prove helpful in telling me about which type of cooker hood filter I currently have and whether I should replace it, clean it or both.

Luckily the lamp in my cooker hood works (so the boys can always see what glorious meat products their cooking) so that’s fine now.

(Matt explains all about cooker hoods, spares and accessories in this brill video)

I never knew there was more than one type of cooker hood fan nor did I care but it is helpful to know how things actually work. These are things we use every day in our homes without any thought but it’s important you know how they work to enable you to be able to fix them yourself.

This is an example of food I make that doesn’t fill the house with nasty, greasy smells. Scallops, tuna sashimi and mussels.

Okay, and to be fair my flatmate did make us an incredible lamb roast last weekend, it was divine and left the kitchen smelling pretty brill.

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