Posted on Dec 1, 2023 at 8:03 am by James T
Fingerprints, steam, and cooking splatters create a greasy and sticky mixture on your kitchen hood. This mixture is not only difficult to remove but also attracts dust. By regularly cleaning your hood, you ensure that it functions well and has a long lifespan.
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Clean the metal filters regularly
To prevent the formation of a thick layer of flammable grease, it is important to regularly clean the metal filters of your hood. To do this, start by cutting off the power supply to the hood, unclip the grilles, and soak them in a mixture of boiling water and white vinegar. Then simply scrub with a sponge to remove grease residue.
Tips for optimal cleaning
- Baking soda can also offer effective cleaning: boil water in a pot, add a few tablespoons of baking soda. Then use a soft sponge to remove grease splatters, and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth without waiting for the hot water to evaporate to avoid streaks. Baking soda is a versatile household product. In addition to its cleaning properties, baking soda is known for eliminating odors from the dishwasher.
- Black soap is also effective for removing grease splatters: rub a soft cloth soaked in liquid black soap on your hood to make it shine.
If you have a recirculating air hood, don’t forget to change the charcoal filter every three months. If it is an extraction hood, it only has metal filters. In both cases, remember to clean the metal filters every two months.
Use steam to maintain and shine your stainless steel hood
After removing the filters, remember to also clean the inside of the hood with steam. The steam will naturally loosen the grease, which can then be wiped away with a sponge. This way, you avoid using chemical or abrasive products.
Once the surface is degreased and the debris is removed, use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to clean the hood. To make the stainless steel surfaces shine, you can use crumpled balls of newspaper.
The advantages of steam cleaning:
- First and foremost, it is an ecological solution because no chemical products are used. The mechanical action of steam is sufficient to loosen and dissolve grease buildup.
- The high temperature produced by steam appliances also allows for disinfection of elements in your kitchen by eliminating bacteria.
By following these tips and adopting a responsible and ecological attitude, you can easily clean and maintain your kitchen hood. Additionally, regular cleaning will ensure the proper functioning of the appliance and prolong its lifespan. Feel free to use natural and ecological products such as white vinegar, baking soda, or black soap to achieve effective cleaning without harming the environment.