Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I cleaned my range hood filters. However, I know for certain it was a while ago. How do I know this? Well, I took them out. When I saw how grimy, greasy and disgusting they were, I was ready to start the heavy cleaning. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, learn from this article how to clean your range hood filters. You’ll be surprised how easy it is with this amazing trick. Keep reading and see for yourself!
Thus, because I needed to approach this carefully, I chose to use natural ingredients. Hence, after doing some research online, I came up with an amazing natural trick. That is baking soda. Who knew baking soda can be quite a degreaser. More importantly, this method I will be showing you is mess-free and it will do the work for you.
Now, let’s see how should you proceed so you can clean up your range hood filters with an easy trick!
First off, you will need the following supplies:
– Your dirty range hood filters, obviously
– A quite large stock pot for them to fit in, thus, it depends on the size of your hood filters
– Plenty of water
– Around 1/2 cup baking soda but you can use more if the hood filter is really dirty
That’s it. Let’s get on with instructions so you can make sure everything will end up sparkling:
1. Fill your large stock pot with water, it really depends on the size you have, there is no rule. You can use whatever you think will fit your range hood filters.
2. Then, bring the stock pot filled with water to a boil.
3. Now, as you see the water boiling, you should slowly add the baking soda. You need to proceed slowly because the baking soda will fizz up since the water is hot. For example, I am always adding about half a tablespoon at a time. There is no rush, really.
4. After you end up adding all the baking soda to the stock pot, it is time for you to place your dirty range hood filters into the boiling water. Now, since my pot is quite large, I am usually adding two hood filters at a time, but if you feel the need to take things slower, you can add just one and then repeat the process for the one. It will work both ways, depending on the time you have.
5. And we got to the point you just need to wait. Let the filters boil in the baking soda water for about half an hour and see how the grease and grime are basically melting away to the surface.
6. After you are sure the grease is completely gone, all you have left to do is rinsing the range hood filters under hot water from your tap. However, if you see some leftover debris, you can repeat the method again. I prefer scrubbing a bit with dishwashing liquid, it will basically make for the cleanest filters.
7. Finally, you can put the range hood filters back up, where they will air dry for a few hours.
And that’s all there is to it! Amazing trick, isn’t it?