We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.

If yours is all grotty and greasy, here’s what you need to do... Slim Under Cabinet Range Hood

How to clean your kitchen extractor fan - Good Housekeeping

The smell of a freshly cooked meal is the great way to get your family to come out of their bedrooms, but you don't always want food aromas lingering around.

That's where a kitchen extractor fan comes in handy, especially during the winter when you don't want to open up the windows.

It's a job we often forget about, but keeping your kitchen extractor fan clean and grime-free will help it work more effectively. Here's our step-by-step guide.

For paper or carbon filters, check the manufacturer's guide to see whether you can clean them and where to buy replacements. A good place to start is Amazon or Lakeland, but you may have to buy replacements direct from the manufacturer.

GHI Tip: If you’re having your oven cleaned professionally, make use of their expert skills and ask them to tackle the extractor, too.

10 cleaning jobs to do every day in the kitchen

Banish food stains from your living room

How often should you clean a bin?

5 ways to fight back against pollen

How to remove soy sauce stains

6 ways to speed up the washing up

5 tips for garden party prep

The rules of stain removal

The best carpet cleaning machines to buy now

Can you ignore 'best before' dates?

Good Housekeeping, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network

Good Housekeeping participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.

How to clean your kitchen extractor fan - Good Housekeeping

Rangehood Cabinets ©Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. Registered in England. All Rights Reserved.