Cooking releases steam-containing grease that collects on hood filters. Grease-filled hood filters won’t allow steam to escape, so it’s imperative to clean them once a month at least.
Aluminium is the most suitable material to use for hood filters because it is lightweight and non-staining. The only downside is that it needs frequent cleaning. Make sure you check your hood filters for grease deposits at least once a week or twice every two weeks, because they may look clean on the outside, but on the inside, they can be quite greasy.
When the filters are dirty, their filtering capacity decreases, leaving the kitchen filled with smells and grease particles.
The best and quickest way to clean those greasy aluminium hood filters!
🧂 You need:
▪ half a cup of baking soda
🧽 How to proceed?
◾ Add water to a tall, wide pot and bring it to a boil over low heat.
◾ By gradually adding the baking soda, you will prevent it from boiling immediately and making foam on top.
◾ Now add the hood filter to the pot and let it boil for a few minutes; you will see the grease and dirt melt and gather on the top.
◾ You can repeat the procedure, bringing the hood filter to a boil in freshly cleaned water if necessary.
◾ Wear protective gloves when removing the filter from the hot water.
◾ Using a fine brush, clean the hood filter, then rinse with hot water.