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Old 12-01-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Less expensive alternative to hood vent filter

Looking for leads here : I spent anywhere between $20 and $50 for stove top exhaust vent traps & exhaust filters in various homes. I was floored to find out that the replacement for the one in my 2011 International Serenity was $100 ! The hood is the basic Baraldi. Airstream part # 512210-100 - Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:26 PM   #2
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Looking for leads here : I spent anywhere between $20 and $50 for stove top exhaust vent traps & exhaust filters in various homes. I was floored to find out that the replacement for the one in my 2011 International Serenity was $100 ! The hood is the basic Baraldi. Airstream part # 512210-100 - Thanks!
Millions of stove vents for homes are sold.

Not so with many Airstream parts.

Prices usually go down when the quantity goes up.

On the other hand, very few if any Airstream parts are made in China.

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Old 12-01-2014, 11:11 PM   #3
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I don't have your hood unit but mine (Ventline) is equipped with an "Easy-Clean" large, residential-style, removable, ss metal grease filter and assume the same approach is used by Baraldi. Mine has lasted twelve years with regular maintenance (soak it in a degreaser) so I wonder why you would need a replacement filter so soon unless it is a special charcoal/whatever type.

I'd check the dimensions and search for a comparable unit at a place like Ikea that carries a host of European filters.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for that : it is a mea culpa scenario. I was cleaning it, and gave it solid tap to get the water out. Apparently, too solid. The frame was tweeked and the grid started coming loose. . . and thanks to Andy, you're right about AIrstream quality. . .cheers n
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I don't have your hood unit but mine (Ventline) is equipped with an "Easy-Clean" large, residential-style, removable, ss metal grease filter and assume the same approach is used by Baraldi. Mine has lasted twelve years with regular maintenance (soak it in a degreaser) so I wonder why you would need a replacement filter so soon unless it is a special charcoal/whatever type.
My folks used to own a restaurant, and cleaning the steel range hood grease trap/filters was my job. Out of deference to the fact that most degreaser is toxic and you don't want stray drops of degreaser dripping onto your cooking surfaces, we took the filters to our local coin-op car wash, and used a high-pressure spray of hot soapy water to clean the filters, spraying from the back side first so that the grease came out the way it went in rather than being driven deeper into the filter. Then rinse with a plain water spray. Many car washes have oil/water separators to extract the grease from the waste water, so it's environmentally safe. This was a weekly ritual for seven years for their restaurant. For a range hood in an Airstream with a steel grease trap/filter, monthly or even quarterly sounds about right.
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Can you get a new one and cut to fit?
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Protagonist raises an excellent point. CitriSolv is a non-toxic degreaser made from concentrated orange peel oils which is excellent for a variety of cleaning tasks. Another surprising item is soy sauce. Apply either, wait about five minutes, and rinse.
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EasyOff oven cleaner is a great degreaser. Sodium hydroxide aka lye
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Does anyone have a lead for an economic filter replacement? I was told it is so expensive since it is imported from Italy. Mine fell into a burner and the plastic handle is non-functional.

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I wash mine in the dishwasher....both home and AS one. Works great.
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Does anyone have a lead for an economic filter replacement? I was told it is so expensive since it is imported from Italy. Mine fell into a burner and the plastic handle is non-functional.

Jim
Jim.

Your correct. The filter costs 1/3 of the price of the complete assembly.

But, the descrption says it's made with aluminum.

Can you fab some type of handle on it, like some type of door pull?

The on line photo does not really show much of the filter, or handle.

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