In this arti­cle, we will share with you the most pop­u­lar meth­ods for clean­ing the hood in the kitchen using cheap and afford­able prod­ucts that will allow you to quick­ly achieve the desired effect at home and with­out any extra effort. Bak­ing soda, vine­gar and lemon are sure to be found in every kitchen at home.

Preparing the hood for cleaning

The first thing to do is to dis­as­sem­ble the hood to clean it from soot, grease and dirt. To do this, you must per­form the fol­low­ing steps:

  1. De-ener­gize the exhaust device.
  2. Remove the grate locat­ed direct­ly above the gas stove, behind which the hood fil­ters are locat­ed, then place it in a soapy solu­tion.
  3. Dis­man­tle and wash the pipe lead­ing to the air duct.
  4. Wash the out­er and inner sur­faces of the cook­er hood.
  5. Wash fil­ters, hood mesh.
  6. Dry all washed parts, then assem­ble the entire device in reverse order.

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There are a lot of ways to clean the hood in the kitchen. Using the above rec­om­men­da­tions will avoid the need to pur­chase expen­sive clean­ing prod­ucts and quick­ly remove grease from the hood parts at no extra cost, using impro­vised means.

  • The eas­i­est way is to soak all remov­able parts of the device (mesh, fil­ter, grid) in a solu­tion of soap or dish­wash­ing deter­gent. In the man­u­fac­ture of the solu­tion, you should use a deter­gent and water in a ratio of 1 to 4. After some time, the parts must be doused with boil­ing water and washed with a sponge, then dried and installed in the hood in place.
  • Clean­ing with soda. In case of severe con­t­a­m­i­na­tion of the mesh and fil­ter, it is pos­si­ble to clean them by boil­ing in a soda solu­tion. To do this, take a large con­tain­er in which you can place the whole parts, fill it with water and put it on the stove. When heat­ing water, you should con­stant­ly add soda to the con­tain­er, stir­ring con­stant­ly so that it dis­solves. After boil­ing the mix­ture, it is nec­es­sary to place a grid and fil­ters in it, then boil for about half an hour. This will effec­tive­ly remove even stub­born grease from the parts.
  • Clean­ing with laun­dry soap. Ordi­nary laun­dry soap will make it easy to cope with greasy deposits. To do this, rub the soap into a con­tain­er with hot water and put the parts of the hood there to soak. After some time, it is nec­es­sary to remove the fil­ters and the grate from the con­tain­er and remove the remain­ing fat with a hard sponge or scraper.
  • Clean­ing parts of the hood with vine­gar. Effec­tive­ly remove grease from the parts of the hood will allow such an afford­able tool as vine­gar. Use only undi­lut­ed vine­gar to get the most out of your clean­ing. It is nec­es­sary to work with vine­gar with gloves to avoid skin irri­ta­tion. Apply vine­gar to remov­able parts and leave for 15–20 min­utes to dis­solve dirt. Then wash off the remain­ing dirt with a sponge and thor­ough­ly rinse the grate and fil­ters with run­ning water.
  • Use of cit­ric acid for clean­ing. In addi­tion to acetic acid, cit­ric acid will do an excel­lent job of wash­ing the extract, and lemon juice is also suit­able. As in the case of vine­gar, the prod­uct should not be dilut­ed so that the effec­tive­ness of its appli­ca­tion does not decrease. Cit­ric acid or squeezed lemon juice must be applied to the removed parts of the hood, wait for the fat to dis­solve, then wipe with a sponge and rinse with water. If the first time it was not pos­si­ble to remove all con­t­a­m­i­nants, the manip­u­la­tion will have to be repeat­ed sev­er­al times.

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Cleaning the cooker hood


In addi­tion to the need to wash the “insides” of the kitchen hood at home, clean­ing the out­er cas­ing of the device is impor­tant. Dust and grease deposit­ed on the sur­face stick togeth­er and dry out. New lay­ers of grease and dust set­tle on this crust and, as a result, it can be dif­fi­cult to wash the out­er sur­face of the hood. There­fore, the hood of the device must be treat­ed reg­u­lar­ly.

Wash­ing the out­er sur­face is not dif­fi­cult if you fol­low sim­ple rec­om­men­da­tions. First of all, you should take a fat-dis­solv­ing agent (for exam­ple, for wash­ing dish­es), apply to the sur­face and leave for a while. Then, use a sponge to wash the cap of the device. If small traces of dirt remain, you can try to remove them with a spe­cial plas­tic scraper. It is unac­cept­able to use met­al in this case: it can scratch the sur­face.

Cleaning the cooker hood

Strong con­t­a­m­i­na­tion can also be tried to be removed with a lemon: to do this, cut the fruit in half and treat the stub­born dirt with a half. Expo­sure to cit­ric acid will allow you to cope even with per­sis­tent pol­lu­tion, but it should be remem­bered that it is unac­cept­able to dilute lemon juice: this will reduce the inten­si­ty of acid expo­sure.

How often should a kitchen hood be cleaned?

The fre­quen­cy with which the hood should be cleaned depends on the inten­si­ty of cook­ing, and accord­ing­ly, the oper­at­ing time of the device. Not the last role is played by the time avail­able to the host­ess: if you wish, you can wash the hood quite often, but there is no need for dai­ly clean­ing, despite the reg­u­lar use of this device.

Gen­er­al clean­ing of the premis­es and clean­ing of the kitchen hood is rec­om­mend­ed to be done at least once a quar­ter. All com­po­nents of the hood should be washed, includ­ing the pipe lead­ing to the duct. Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion should be paid to keep­ing the kitchen hood grate clean: the best option is to wash this remov­able part at least once a month.

How often should you clean your kitchen hood?

Some mod­ern hoods are equipped with dis­pos­able remov­able fil­ters: these parts can sim­ply be replaced with new ones after the old ones become dirty. In most old mod­i­fi­ca­tions, this pos­si­bil­i­ty is not pro­vid­ed, so wash­ing the grate is an inevitable neces­si­ty. An excel­lent option would be to reg­u­lar­ly wash the grate in the dish­wash­er: this will save time and effort and bring the desired result.

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