How to Clean a Range Hood Filter - Appliance Rescue Service

When you’re standing at a cooktop, you are usually looking down. But have you ever looked up?


It’s not pretty is it?


Our range hoods take a beating! Grease and grime from cooking gets stuck up in the range hood filter, and without proper cleaning, this grease can cause grease fires and render the range hood ineffective.

Follow these tips from Appliance Rescue for range hood filter cleaning:


1.   Remove Filter: Look for the loops or hooks that are holding the range hood filter in place and carefully remove it.

2.   Fill Sink with Water: Plug the sink and pour hot, boiling water into it. You’ll want to put enough in there to fully submerge your filter. Also, the hotter the water, the more effective. We do not recommend using your hot tap water, as it’s just not quite warm enough.

3.   Add Cleaning Agents: Grab your favorite de-greasing dish soap and squirt a generous glob into the water. Next, add ¼ cup of baking soda. Use a long brush or spoon to mix it up until it’s nice and soapy.

4.   Add Filter: Drop your filter into the water and let it soak for about 10 minutes – longer if it was extra soiled.

5.   Scrub Filter: Use a non-abrasive sponge or brush to scrub the filter. Add additional dish soap to the sponge as needed until it is clean and de-greased.

6.   Rinse: Once satisfied with the range hood filter cleaning, dry the filter and place it on a soft, lint-free cloth for drying.

7.   Reinstall: You are now ready to install the filter.


Appliance Rescue recommends cleaning your range hood filter once a month to avoid grease buildup, increase longevity of the hood, and maximize effectiveness. Should you ever need help with range hood repair in Dallas, call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas today.

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