The Best Way to Clean a Greasy Cooker Hood Filter
It's important to check your cooker hood filters regularly. If it's been a while since you last checked them, they may be covered in grease. This is normal, as the filters are designed to collect grease. However, if the filters are excessively dirty, it may be time to replace them.
The filter can become blocked with grease and ickiness over time, which can reduce its effectiveness. It's important to clean the filter periodically to help keep it working properly.
It's fortunate that cleaning them is not difficult!
This tutorial will show you how to clean your sink filter with only boiling water, baking soda, and dish soap. I recommend using Dawn as it is a good de-greaser. Some hood filters can be washed in the dishwasher; however, if it has been a while since you last cleaned it, I recommend cleaning it this way first. Too much grease can end up in your dishwasher if you don't.
It's time to clean the cooker hood filters!
To remove the filters from the hood, most filters should easily slide or pop out of the underside of the hood. There is usually a metal loop that can be grabbed to push the filter up and slide it out.
How To Clean a Greasy Cooker Hood Filter?
To remove the cooker hood filter from a jar, you will need:
- Very hot or boiling water
- Degreasing dish soap (Dawn works very well)
- -Baking soda
- A non-abrasive scrub brush
- Paper towels or dishcloths
1- To remove the filters from the hood, slide or pop them out from the underside of the hood. Some filters may have a metal loop that can be grabbed to push the filter up and out.
- Fill a sink or bucket with boiling water. The hotter the water, the more effective.
- If the water from your tap is hot enough, that might be good enough.
- Otherwise, boil water in an electric tea kettle, and pour that into the sink.
3- Start by pouring a good squirt of de-greasing dish soap and 1/4 cup baking soda into the hot water. Swish around with a brush until the water is nice and soapy.
4- Submerge your exhaust fan filters into a bowl of water. Make sure they're completely covered.
5- Allow the filters to soak in water for 10 minutes.
6- After soaking the filters, use a non-abrasive scrub brush to scrub them clean. If more dish soap is needed, add it to the brush while scrubbing.
7- To clean your filters, first, rinse them thoroughly in hot water. Then, dry them off with a paper towel or clean cloth.
8- To keep your range hood functioning properly, be sure to replace the filters regularly - aim for once a month. This is especially important if you do a lot of cooking at home.