A dirty range hood filter can attract pests and decrease indoor air quality. A weekly cleaning in a dishwasher will help keep it clean so it doesn't block the vent and prevent the fan from doing its job.
We've talked about washing an oven hood filter with bicarb soda and boiling water before, and it's a great way to clean very dirty filters. Ideally, you want to clean it weekly to prevent it from getting that dirty in the first place. Of course, the frequency depends on how often you cook at home, but you get the idea.
Weblog Housewife How-To's suggests that regular washings will help keep pests away and provide other benefits:
With regular maintenance and use, your stove hood filters can help reduce cooking odours, greasy kitchen grime, and indoor air pollution. So be sure to spend a few minutes ensuring you have clean stove hood filters each week!
For more details on why you should vent the air over your stove and cleaning options for the filter, check out the full article over at Housewife How-to's.
How To Clean A Stove Hood Filter [Housewife How-To's]