How to Clean Your Kitchen Exhaust Hood

Do you do a lot of cooking under your kitchen fan? Over time, this exhaust hood can get clogged with grease. The fan sucks up the grease-laden smoke up into the hood. The grease particles then get trapped in a filter. If not cleaned periodically, this filter can turn yellow and drip with grease. The simplest option is to hire a commercial kitchen cleaning company to clean out the hood for you. However, in this video, you will learn how to clean your kitchen exhaust hood filter on your own.

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There are several different ways to clean out the filter. You could use dish soap to dissolve the grease. You could also use a degreasing product or enzyme cleaner. In this video, OxiClean is used. First, fill a bucket with hot water. Then put several scoops of OxiClean in the water. Once you have this solution, place the filter in the bucket for 10-30 minutes. This gives it enough time to break down the grease. You may also want to take a brush and scrub off the rest after the 10-30 minutes is up. It should come off very easily now.


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