Q. How do you clean range hood filters?
How do you clean range hood filters? How to clean range hood filters isn’t a mystery. It’s also a job no one really wants to do, but in order to have your range hood function like it should, we need to clean our range hood filters regularly. After a bit of use, your range hood filters (as well as the rest of your kitchen) is usually caked in a nasty, sticky residue. Since you’re reading this, you’ve probably noticed that this stuff is very hard to remove. The cause of this is that this goo is mostly made up of polymerized cooking oil, which means that the residue has formed a layer or a thin coating. Since the majority of the regular store-bought degreasers won’t cut it when it comes to getting rid of this sticky layer, we have compiled a list of products which will aid you in your fight against grease buildup. This information will be mostly focused on cleaning your range hood filters in particular, as they’ll be capturing most of the grease and will therefore be the hardest to clean. However, most of the advice will also be applicable to the rest of your range hood and kitchen cabinets/counter.
Note: when referring to range hood filters, we are referring to aluminum mesh filters. Charcoal filters shouldn’t be cleaned when dirty, but rather be replaced.
clean. That might be fine for a other stuff in your house, your range hood isn't one of them, as it will scratch the surfaces of your range hood filters. That said, it is definitely possible to soak your range hood filters in a mixture of baking soda and dish-soap (e.g. Dawn) without scrubbing them. Simply fill your sink with hot water, add baking soda + dish-soap, submerge your aluminum filters, wait for around 10 minutes, rinse off the baking soda, pat your filters dry with a towel. Note: Don’t use baking soda on any other parts of the range hood.
How do you clean range hood filters?
What TO DO
So, how DO you clean range hood filters? How will we get rid of the nasty, greasy and sticky layers? First of all, take the filters out of your range hood, which should be easy. If you're not sure how, check your range hood manual. Secondly, use one of the following products as described below. Thirdly, clean afterwards with a regular dish soap/kitchen degreaser to get rid of the residue of the products below and thoroughly rinse with water. We don't want any of it dripping its way into our dinner.
heated. Also try not to use a steam cleaner on anything covered in water-based paint, as you might end up removing said paint. You're probably thinking you don't want to spend money on a steam cleaner, when a bottle of cleaning product will only set you back a couple of bucks. Fair enough. You will have to invest a bit more money compared to a bottle of cleaning product, but it will be a one time investment, as opposed to constantly having to buy bottles of cleaning product when you run out. Steam cleaners, on the other hand, can be filled with water (eco-friendly)! The best part is that their use isn't just limited to cleaning your range hood filters. Grills, floors, stoves, bathrooms, mirrors (etc.) will all become squeeky clean, as well as sanitized and disinfected. They even come as compact handheld devices.