Friday, March 25, 2011

How to Clean a Range Hood


How to Clean a Range Hood Filter

Avoid household fire hazards, and keep your range hood and fan doing what they are supposed to do! Cleaning your range hood is an important part of kitchen cleanup!


things you'll need:

  • tri-sodium phosphate
  • Stiff wire brush
  • rubber gloves
  • soaking bucket
  • cleaning rags

  1. Remove the fan filter from the range hood fan. You can also remove any light covers, knobs, etc. that need to be cleaned.
  2. Fill a bucket or some other container with enough hot or boiling water to cover the filter (and/or other parts), when placed inside.
  3. Put on your rubber gloves and add the recommended amount of tri-sodium phosphate to the water. Mix and place the fan filter in the bucket with the mixture. Let soak for about 1 hour.
  4. After soaking, remove the dirt and grease from the filter by scrubbing with a stiff wire or other type of sturdy brush.
  5. Prepare additional cleaning solution with the tri-sodium phosphate and water. Use your cleaning rags and the brush to wash the range hood thoroughly. The tri-sodium phosphate will cut the grease and make cleaning a breeze
  6. Rinse and dry all cleaned surfaces, and replace the range fan filters and parts.

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