Posted on November 14, 2016 Topic(s): Refrigeration
This year's Thanksgiving festivities will no doubt have you cleaning your kitchen, if not more than once! You may find yourself with the itch to get your kitchen appliances polished up and all the rooms in your home organized. When you’re face-to-face with the inside of your home more than the outside, this itch comes naturally. Before rolling up your sleeves and pulling out your go-to cleaning supplies, read through our post first. It’ll save you time and energy and help you zero in on effective cleaning methods for your kitchen range hood.
The range hood is typically one of the most overlooked appliances Kelowna homeowners clean. Because it’s not a surface used for prepping food or cooking, it’s easy to forget that it needs a little cleaning once in awhile too. Before you begin, it’s always a good idea to make sure the unit has been turned off.
First, grab a pair of rubber gloves, especially if you’re using a skin-damaging degreaser. Then, using a sponge or cloth and warm soapy water, start cleaning your range hood by wiping down the exterior surfaces. If it’s been awhile since the last wipe down and the exterior has a build up grease, use a degreaser first to remove the sticky film. Once the grease has been removed, wipe it down again with soapy water to remove the degreaser.
The filter is one of the dirtiest pieces in your range hood. If you remember to clean it often, it’ll be easier to do the next time the time comes.
Begin by filling up your sink with hot, soapy water then swish the filter around to dislodge any clingy particles. For particularly tenacious build up, let the filter soak while you clean up the rest of the range hood. Resist the urge to place the filter in the dishwasher. Although these kitchen appliances are known for cleaning almost anything, you risk the chance of damaging the filter or other dishes left on the racks. Once the grime has been removed, rinse it thoroughly and allow to air dry before reinstalling it.
This area of the range hood might require a little more elbow grease. It will typically require a degreaser, especially if it’s been awhile since the last cleaning. Start by spraying a thin layer or degreaser on the underbelly of your range hood. Be careful not to spray cleaner directly onto the light bulb or light bulb socket. Allow the degreaser to soak in for a few minutes then wipe with a damp sponge or cloth to remove the residue. Just like you did with the exterior, you may want to use warm soapy water to remove any left over degreaser.
If your vent hood is in need of an update instead of a good cleaning, check out our previous post: Custom Vent Hoods: A Buying Guide for Kelowna Appliances in the Kitchen.
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