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The Simple and Easy Way to Clean Your Range Hood and Range Hood Filters

One appliance that is often overlooked during house cleaning is your range hood and range hood filters. Although this system has many innovations, including groundbreaking technology, it still has one of the nastiest jobs in your kitchen. In this article, we will guide you on how to clean your range hood and filters.

According to house cleaning experts at Premium Clean, an average household produces about a gallon of grease a year. When a house has no proper ventilation, this grease usually ends up in the walls, upholstery, window treatments, and cabinetry. A range hood can extract the grease, smoke, smells, steam, and food particles in the air. Therefore, you must have one installed in your kitchen.

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How Often Should You Clean Your Range Hoods and Filters?

Cleaning your range hoods and their filter will depend on how often you cook. If you cook daily, you should clean your range hood and its filters inside and outside monthly. However, if you do not use your cooktops regularly, you can clean the filter at the start of every season. Always clean the filters with your house cleaning to prevent dirt and grease accumulation.

Some new models of range hoods have alarms that would tell you it’s time to clean. However, if you don’t have this type of range hood, you will know when to clean your range hood with the following signs:

  • The hood cannot clear the smoke anymore, even at the highest setting. It means the ductwork and filter are already clogged with grease and should be cleaned immediately.
  • The motor has a loud sound or is constantly humming. This sound means that the motor is already working too hard.

It is time to clean the range hood to prevent the parts from grinding and rubbing before it leads to damage.

Here is how to clean your range hood and filter

Things that You Need:

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Dishwashing liquid for degreasing
Boiling Water
Soft nylon brush

How to Clean Your Range Hood Filter

Each range hood has a filter that fits over the fan. It helps catch food particles before they reach the ductwork. Most of them are made of metal and can be easily cleaned with the right technique. Others have disposable filters that you can replace when they get dirty.

Step 1. Remove the Filter.

It is easy to remove a reusable filter. Slide it out or find the latch that you use to remove it.

Step 2. Prepare the Cleaning Solution.

Fill the sink with boiling water. Use a glass dish or large pot if you don’t have a large sink. Make sure that it is heatproof. Mix two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid and water. The dishwashing soap will act as a degreaser. Add one-half cup of baking soda into the mix.

Step 3. Soak the Filter.

Submerge the filter into the solution and leave it for at least fifteen minutes. There is no need to scrub the filters; instead, let the solution do the heavy lifting.

Step 4. Scrub and Rinse.

After fifteen minutes, scrub the filter to remove the food particles and grease clinging to the filter. Rinse it with hot water and dry it completely before returning it to the range hood.

Clean Your Range Hood: the Interior and Exterior

Just like your filter, the interior and exterior of your hood should be cleaned of grease and grime. Since the hood is close enough to the stovetop, it could always have food splashes.

Things that You Need:

Paper towels or cleaning rags
Spray-on degreaser
Soft-bristled brush

Step 1. Apply the degreaser to the range hood.

Before applying the degreaser, ensure your stove is free of any contents. After spraying, allow the product to work for at least fifteen minutes.

Step 2. Wipe away the degreaser.

Using a paper towel, wipe away the grime along with the cleaner. If food particles remain, spray a small amount of degreaser on a nylon-bristled brush and scrub them away. Finish by wiping the remaining residue.

Step 3. Rinse

As a final step, dip a paper towel or cloth into the water and rinse the inside of the range hood. Remove all the remaining cleaners.

Step 4. Clean the exterior of the hood

Clean the exterior surface of the hood depending on its material. Most hoods are made of stainless steel or painted metal. Use a degreaser product and a soft cloth to remove the grease. Polish the surface and avoid streaks using a drop of olive oil on a clean cloth.

Wrap it up!

There you have it. Simple and easy steps to clean your range hoods and vents. You can add this task to your regular house cleaning routine. You can contact Premium Clean for top-quality deep cleaning services if you have no time to clean them. You can book their premium services today by visiting

Last Updated on March 15, 2024

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