Wrong Ways to Clean Your Range Hood

By July 23, 2021

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Range Hood is a great helper in our kitchens. And this is more necessary if you prefer to do heavy cooking which produces a lot of smoke. Therefore, it’s important to clean it properly and make sure it’s well-functioning. There are some wrong cleaning and maintenance ways that you probably have been using for range hood care. Read and don’t do that again to keep your vent hood running in its best condition.

  1. 1. Clean the grease cup only when it is full

Clean the grease cup in time. Don’t wait until the grease cup has been fulfilled. Although it helps you to save time, the dirty grease in the cup will drop into the food being cooked and do harm to your health. And there are safety risks when the greasy cup is too full.

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  1. 2. Use alcohol or vinegar to clean range hoods

Alcohol and vinegar can help to clean stubborn stains on range hoods to some extent, but they can also cause damage to some parts. Alcohol will tarnish plastic parts and vinegar will corrode metal parts. You should clean your range hood with professional detergents.

  1. 3. Clean it with a steel wool

If you use steel wool to remove the oil stains, it will leave many scratches on the surface of the range hood. The scratches can hold much grease, and it will be harder to clean when grease accumulated over a long period. Clean it using a soft cloth.

Man's hands cleaning aluminum mesh filter for cooker hood. Housework and chores. Kitchen cooker hood on the background

Man’s hands cleaning aluminum mesh filter for cooker hood. Housework and chores. Kitchen cooker hood on the background

  1. 4. Take apart and wash it by yourself

The range hood, not like other kitchen appliances, is hard to clean. If you try to clean it by yourself, it may not clean well and affect its performance. What’s more, it’s really dangerous if you don’t operate properly. Thus, call a cleaning company and leave this work to specialists.

Handsome foreman fixing exhaust hood in the kitchen. Changes the light bulb.

Handsome foreman fixing exhaust hood in the kitchen. Changes the light bulb.

There are some range hoods on the market which are capable of automatically cleaning wind wheel. You can choose to buy one if you have enough budget. Share your tricks to clean range hoods with us in the comments.

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