Here is a question for you . . . when was the last time you inspected the filter in your range hood?
If you are like many then it was probably a while ago. This post is about how to clean your range hood filter even if it has been quite a while since it was last cleaned. You can be sure it will be greasy and grimy but this method will help you to get it as clean as clean can be without getting a new one.
Here is an easy and relatively mess-free method that will de-grease even the greasiest range hood filter. You will be pleased with the results. It is the only method I recommend to people. Here is how it’s done, so you can clean up your range hood filter too!
Grab a stock pot that’s large enough to accommodate at least half of your range hood filter. Fill it with water.
Bring the water to a boil and slowly add the 1/2 cup of baking soda. Slowly is the operative word here as the baking soda will fizz up as you add it to the water. Add about a tablespoon at a time.
Once all the baking soda has been added to the pot place your greasy range hood filter into the boiling water. If you have a large filter then you will have to do it in parts – first one half and then the other.
Let the filter boil in the baking soda water for a few minutes. Watch as the grease and grime start to rise to the surface. Once you’ve boiled the whole thing for at least a few minutes, rinse the filter under hot water from your tap. Once the water starts running clean, you’re done! If there’s still some grease and grime trapped in the filter then refill your stockpot with clean water and repeat the steps again.
Finally, prop your clean range hood filter up and allow it to air dry for several hours. Once the filter is completely dry replace it in your hood vent. That’s all there is to it! The boiling water and baking soda do the work.
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