One of the most under appreciated appliances in the kitchen, range hoods are rarely cleaned. The result: gunky grease build-up that can be very tough to remove and slows down the overall efficiency of your unit!
Is your range hood and range hood filter in need of a little TLC?
Want to know how to clean your range hood and filter without harsh chemicals?
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Chances are, you can find everything you need for range hood cleaning in your pantry. Grab the following supplies before beginning your project:
· Large stock pot
· Dish soap
· Baking soda
· Vinegar or Ammonia
· Scratchless scrubbing sponge
Step 2: Create Your Cleaning Mixture
Begin by boiling water in your large stock pot, filling the pot ¾ of the way. Once water is boiling, pour in just a tiny dollop of dish soap. You want the water to boil and bubble, but not to boil over during the range hood cleaning process. Next, slowly pour in ½ cup baking soda until mixture is fizzing.
Step 3: Clean the Filter
Once the pot of water is fizzing, slowly lower the range hood filter into the solution. Watch it eat away at the grease and grime on your filter. Rotate the filter in the solution until all sides are clean. Is your filter too big for the pot? Lay it flat in a jelly roll pan and pour the solution over it to clean your range hood filter.
Step 4: Clean the Range Hood
Dip your sponge in the remaining solution and gently scrub the exterior of your range hood until the grime and grit is gone. If you feel like the solution is not doing a good enough job, add a touch of vinegar or ammonia to the sponge and continue scrubbing.
Hopefully this simple cleaning method will help you keep your range hood in perfect working order! Should you ever need range hood repair in Dallas, Appliance Rescue Service is here to help! Proudly serving Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Irving, Grapevine, Mesquite, Wylie, and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Happy Spring Cleaning!