How to make your appliances and your range hood last

How to make your appliances and your range hood last

One of the main concerns when buying appliances, including the extractor hood, is their efficiency and duration.

In some cases, the duration of electrical appliances depends a lot on use given to each appliance, such as not forcing them to perform over their capacity or taking the time to clean them.

Here are 3 things that you can do to make your appliances and extraction hood last longer.

Read the user manual

The first step in making your range hood and other appliances last longer is to read the user manual that came with it.

Statistics show that between 75 and 90 of people (the younger, the higher the percentage) do not read the user manual, either out of laziness or because they see it as an unnecessary step when they already know how a product works.

Within the manual or instructions, you can find detailed description of the characteristics of the hood or appliance in question, as well as, maintenance schedule, proper use, among many other important indications.

Take a moment to carefully read the manual, make sure that you know how you can get the most out of them and extend the life of your appliances.

Read the user manual

Efficient use

Linked to the previous one, within the user manual you will find how to properly use your extraction hood or other appliances efficiently.

For example, in order to use your extraction hood efficiently, it is recommended to be turned on one hour before you start cooking and turned off one hour after finishing.

Likewise, it is essential to know the limits of use in order to not force the machine, as this can cause breakdowns and reduce the efficiency of your hood or other appliances.


Lastly, it is necessary to consider the maintenance that each of the appliances in your kitchen needs, including your extraction hood.

The key ideas of maintenance are both, constant cleaning and using the indicated products to do it, information that you can find listed in the user manual.

In addition, it is important to consider the parts’ lifetime to be able to make the changes on time so your hood and appliances continue to work properly, in some cases it is good to consult a specialist, such cases where engine parts need to be replaced.

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