Honestly, I can remember the last time I actually cleaned my range hood filters. The biggest reason is that I am expecting those filters to work on their own. Care-free right? However, I was wrong. I accidentally had to take them out. That’s when it hit me, how greasy they are. The entire range hood was grimy, greasy, and quite disgusting. And here I was, expecting it to work flawlessly. Well, since I started on that road, I did a research to see what can be done about it. And let me tell how simple it is to clean greasy range hood filters.
So what I discovered was a very easy and mess-free method. I am still so mesmerized about how this method will melt any grease there is. Thus, it worked amazingly well! Bring your range hood filter back from the grease, and be proud of your clever cleaning solution!
First of all, you need to gather your supplies:
– Obviously, your range hood filters
– A large stock pot
– 1/2 cup baking soda
That’s it. Let’s get it done:
1. Get the large stock pot. You need a pot large enough to fit at least half of your range hood filter. Now, fill it with water.
2. Turn on the stove and bring the water to boil. When you see it hot enough, add slowly the 1/2 cup of baking soda. Let’s say, about a teaspoon at a time is quite slow.
3. Now, after you added all the baking soda, put your greasy range hood filters into the boiling water. You could also add just one and then prepare another pot for the other filter. I find it to be practical to add them both, the results are the same.
4. Now, just let the filter boil in the baking soda water for 5 minutes. This is the moment when you are becoming more and more fascinating about the power of baking soda. You’ll see how the grime is rising at the surface.
5. Then, just rinse the filter under hot water from your tap. And … you’re done!
6. Allow your range hood filters to air dry. Then, just prop them back in your hood vent.
And that’s all there is to it! No muss, no fuss, only clean and shiny range hood filters.