Grease and dust gather in consistent layers between the kitchen hood filters. It is advisable to clean the hood at least once a month, and if the filters are aluminum made, this job will be much easier to do.
Hoods with metal filters are the most durable and most easy to clean. Periodically check if dirt got inside the hood filters, because it may appear clean on the surface. The more dirty they are, the more their filtering capacity is reduced, and the odors and steam loaded with grease particles will remain in the kitchen.
Here’s how to clean the filters quickly and with minimal effort. You only need a simple and inexpensive ingredient that you already have in the kitchen.
Baking soda cleans the hood in a few minutes
– Look for a large and wide pot that can hold the hood filter. Fill it with water and put it to boil on the stove on low heat;
– Add half a cup of baking soda gradually using a teaspoon, because it will immediately start to boil, creating a foam;
– Put the metal filter in the pot and let it boil on small heat; you will see how the grease and dirt from the metal mesh will begin to melt and gather to the surface;
– If necessary, change the water and put the filter back to boil with baking soda until all the dirt is dissolved;
– Remove the filter from hot water with protective gloves and use a fine brush to clean the filter off the last traces of dirt, then rinse with plenty of hot water;
– Don’t throw the dirty water on the sink, because you risk clogging the drain pipe.
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