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Don't Let the Thought of Cleaning Your Kitchen Hood Exhaust You

  Meli Lussier  |    10 March 2017  |    House Cleaning Tips

Cleaning the Range Hood & Exhaust Fan

When is the last time you cleaned your exhaust fan in your kitchen? It certainly doesn't have to be an exhausting task! Cleaning the hood and exhaust fan filter is really no big deal, it’s simply degreasing. The range hood gets coated in a filmy smudge and those removable filters inside are made to trap the grease. When you roll your sleeves up and get down to it, they are also made to clean with relative ease. These areas should be cleaned annually, semi annually if you do a lot of frying. Here's a quick an easy approach to getting the job done:

Cleaning Up the Hood

Warm soapy water might be all you need. For a more greasy situation, use a cleaning cloth and mineral oil first, and then wipe it down with soapy water.

YGM Kitchen HoodCleaning Up the Exhaust Fan without Toxins

Remove the filter.

Boil hot water and add small amount of dish washing detergent or some nontoxic cleaner. You can either use a teaspoon of baking soda, or three tablespoons of white vinegar.

Add the greasy filter to the boiling water, then lower to simmer for 25 minutes.

Remove the filter, and remove the remaining grease with a brush. Rinse.  

Cleaning Up the Exhaust Fan with a Degreaser

If the above doesn’t completely work, or it’s too time consuming, spray a degreasing product on the filter, and scrub with a brush.

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