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How to clean the hood from grease and dirt with black tea: an unexpected life hack

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean the hood in the kitchen

The range hood is often one of the most polluted places in the kitchen. Grease, dirt, and dust settle on the surfaces, contaminate the filters, and sometimes even disable them.

An unusual but effective home life hack is gaining popularity in cleaning companies and can be an alternative to chemical detergents. Experts tell us which solution will help with cleaning a stainless steel hood.

The secret ingredient

Experts suggest trying black tea. Yes, this is quite unexpected. Tea is a powerful cleaner for stainless steel surfaces. Thanks to its tannic acid, black tea gets rid of grease stains and gives the hood the desired shine.

How to clean the hood from grease and dirt with black tea: an unexpected life hack

Step by step instructions

Step 1.

You will need a cup of very strong black tea. So boil water, brew the tea, and wait for it to cool.

Step 2

It is important to remove any excess dirt first. Clean the stainless steel hood with warm water and a little mild soap. Then take a soft cloth and wipe thoroughly.

Step 3

Dip a soft cloth or sponge in cooled black tea, making sure to squeeze out the excess. Then gently wipe the surface of the hood.

Step 4.

Use clean water to remove any tea residue. For an extra shine, polish the stainless steel surface with a microfiber cloth.

Not only does this hood cleaning trick produce great results, it's also environmentally friendly and affordable.

And ammonia will help to cope with stubborn dirt that cannot be removed by soapy water. To clean the hood mesh with it, you need to ensure safe working conditions - protect your respiratory tract and work in a well-ventilated area.

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