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 look clean on the outside. 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 – it will immediately start to boil, creating a foam;
– Put the filter in the pot and let it boil on small heat; you will see how grease and dirt will begin to melt and gather on the surface;
– If necessary, change the water and put the filter back to boil with baking soda until all the dirt is dissolved completely;
– Remove the filter from the hot water using protective gloves and use a fine brush to clean the filter off the remaining dirt, then rinse with plenty of hot water;
– Don’t throw the dirty water on the sink, because you risk clogging the drain pipe. Throw it in the closet.
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