When was the last time that you took a look at the range hood filter? Embarrassingly, most people will never have done this, and it’s a shame, because the purpose of this device is to collect grease whilst you are cooking things, so if it’s doing its job, it’s going to look terrible.
Here at Just Fixed, we’ve seen a lot of these for cleaning purposes. We understand that it is important to periodically clean out the filters. The good news is, this is not difficult at all. The bad news is, you can probably do it yourself, which you may not want to do, but it’s necessary.
What You Will Need
- Hot or boiling water (be careful!)
- Dish soap with degreasing properties
- A non-abrasive scrubbing brush.
- Baking soda
- Paper towels or a cloth
Okay, let’s take a look at this. First of all, you need to remove the filters from the actual hood. Thankfully, the majority of filters should pop out from the underside of the hood quite easily. Some have any component that you can grab and pull, but make sure to check your specific model.
Next, you are going to want to fill up a bucket with boiling water. The hotter the water is, the more effective it will be. For this reason, you may want to boil your water in the kettle first.
Next step, take some of the baking soda, and add it to the boiling water with the dish soap. Mix it around a bit, and make sure that you get it nice and soapy, because this is going to help.
Now, you can take the greasy filters, and put them directly in the water. Make sure that they are completely covered by the water, and submerged.
Once you have done that, feel free to walk around for a minute, because this will need to soak for 10 minutes at least.
Once you have soaked them for 10 minutes, take the filters and scrub them with the brush. If you need a little bit more power, add some more soap to the brush as you scrub.
We are reaching the end now, so what you need to do is rinse the filters off with the hot water, and then dry them with the towel or a clean cloth that we brought.
Finally, put the filters back into place in the hood, and then repeat as often as needed. We recommend it at least once a month, just because it helps to keep things looking consistently clean and tidy.
Keeping your space clean can definitely be difficult.
There are quite a few considerations to think about when it comes to cleaning these filters, but it’s necessary. Not cleaning them will reduce their effectiveness by a long way, and they may not even work after a while, so you need to be extra vigilant with your cleaning. Trust us when we say it, it will make all the difference.