Did you ever stop and make a list of the dozens of things you, as a homeowner, need to clean, organize, or otherwise maintain? Fortunately, you don’t have to do them all at once, and many tasks can be done periodically.
Cleaning your range hood filters is one of those tasks that doesn’t have to be done every week—but it shouldn’t be postponed indefinitely, either!
Even though it’s human nature to overlook things that are out of sight, doing so (in this case) can potentially result in air quality issues and fire hazards.
So, without further ado, here’s how to clean your greasy hood filter without taking up too much time.
How to Tackle the Job
The only tricky part of cleaning your stove’s hood is knowing how to remove and replace the filters. In most cases, however, it’s pretty obvious and the whole process is fairly simple! Here are a few basic steps and pointers:
- Your main tools and “ingredients” will be hot water, dish soap, a little baking soda, and a non-abrasive scrub brush.
- The first step is to fill your kitchen sink or a large bucket with very hot water, adding a quarter-cup of baking soda and a couple squirts of dish soap. Giving it a quick stir with a wooden spoon or other long-handled kitchen implement will get the water ready for soaking and cleaning the oven filters.
- After you let the filters soak in the soapy, hot water for about 10 to 15 minutes, use a non-abrasive scrub brush to remove any remaining grease and gunk.
- Finish the job by rinsing the hood filters with hot water and drying them with a clean cloth or paper towel. Air drying on a rack is also an option.
- Finally, place the filters back in your oven hood, and pour yourself a cup of coffee. (The second part is optional!)
Stay tuned to our blog for other helpful household tips, and don’t hesitate to give us a call at Morris County Appliance Repair if you have problems, questions, or appliance-related emergencies. We’re here to help!