How Often Should You Clean Your Stove Hood?

In the “Clean Greasy Range Hood Filters!” episode of the “Clean My Space” YouTube series, the host underscores the importance of regularly cleaning the overhead exhaust filter above the cooktop to prevent the accumulation of grease and smoke. Advising removal of the filters every six months, or more frequently for heavy cooks, she emphasizes that a greasy filter can make a kitchen appear unsanitary. Here’s more about kitchen hood grease cleaning.

The host demonstrates a thorough kitchen hood grease cleaning method using OxiClean and hot water, cautioning against dishwasher use due to potential odors and clogs. Alternatives like steam cleaning and baking in the oven are also presented.

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The video concludes with a call to action for viewers to share their own filter cleaning experiences.

The presenter meticulously scrubs the filters with a non-abrasive sponge and a soft-bristled brush in warm, soapy water. For stubborn grease, she recommends a baking soda and vinegar paste, left to sit for an hour before rinsing. Drying is done with a microfiber towel to prevent scratches, and the filters are reinstalled into the range hood.

Throughout the video, the host emphasizes the dual importance of maintaining both the efficiency and visual appeal of the kitchen appliance by keeping the filters clean.