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How to clean a sticky and greasy kitchen hood: the simplest ways

Alina MilsentLife
The kitchen hood should be cleaned regularly

A kitchen hood quickly becomes dirty, collecting odors, steam, and grease. Dirt droplets continually settle on its surface. With daily use, the hood is regularly covered with a layer of grease that should be cleaned promptly.

Often, when cleaning the kitchen, we forget to wash the hood. But there are effective life hacks that will help you clean the surface in just 5 minutes. OBOZREVATEL has selected the most effective ones.

Soda and detergent

Manufacturers advise washing hoods with a moderately concentrated, mildly soapy detergent solution. But it may not be able to cope with old grease stains. Therefore, experts suggest increasing the effectiveness of the soap solution by adding baking soda to it.

The recipe is simple: pour hot water into a container and add ¼ cup of baking soda. Mix thoroughly and dilute with a few drops of detergent. Immerse the grease filter from the hood in a container of water for at least 10 minutes. Then rinse it with clean water.

Laundry soap

This method was often used by our grandmothers, for whom laundry soap was a lifesaver from the most severe dirt. Take a saucepan and heat at least 2 liters of water in it. Grate the soap; half a bar should be enough. Wait until the soap dissolves, remove the pan from the stove, and wash the filter in the solution for 10 minutes. For greater efficiency, you can also add a few tablespoons of baking soda to this solution.

Vinegar

It is recommended to soak the filter for 10-15 minutes in table vinegar and wipe the surface of the hood with a sponge soaked in it. But note that vinegar has a very pungent concentrated odor, so afterward, you should wash the hood thoroughly, several times with a regular detergent.

Citric acid

Cut a lemon in half and rub the juice on the surface of the hood and the filter. Do not rinse with water immediately. The acid should take 10 minutes to work.

Or buy citric acid at the supermarket, take 3-4 sachets for 2 liters of water. Soak the filter in the solution for at least 6 hours, it is better to leave it overnight, and wash it in the morning with warm water.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to clean all oven surfaces using three ingredients.

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