How To Clean Your Greasy Rangehood Filters

Instructions

  1. Remove the filters from the hood: Most filters should easily slide or pop out of the underside of the hood. Mine had a metal loop I could grab to push the filter up and slide it out.
  2. Fill a sink or bucket with boiling water: The hotter the water, the more effective. Depending on how hot you can get the water from your tap, that might be good enough. For me, I boiled water in my electric tea kettle, and poured that into the sink.
  3. Pour in baking soda and dish soap: Pour a good squirt of de-greasing dish soap and 1/4 cup baking soda into the hot water. Swish around with a brush (not your hand because it’s too hot!) until the water is nice and soapy.
  4. Put greasy filters in water: Submerge your greasy exhaust fan filters into the water. Make sure they’re completely covered.
  5. Let them soak: Allow the filters to soak for 10 minutes.
  6. Scrub the filters: After soaking, take a non-abrasive scrub brush and scrub the filters. Add more dish soap to your brush if required while you scrub.
  7. Rinse and dry: Rinse the filters thoroughly in hot water and dry with a paper towel or clean cloth.
  8. Replace the filters and repeat as needed: Put the filters back into the hood, and repeat as needed! Cleaning the filters once a month is a good maintenance strategy.