The kitchen extractor hood often looks dirty and greasy after days of fumes, vapors, and odors. For this, it is necessary to clean it regularly, not to end up with stains and encrustations that are difficult to remove. Here are 5 useful tips to take into consideration.
1) Get yourself some kitchen towel, non-abrasive microfiber cloth, spray degreaser, hot water, vinegar, and a toothbrush.
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2) Open the doors under the hood, remove them and wash them separately in the dishwasher, then clean without using aggressive products (such as bleach or muriatic acid) but only with water, dish soap, and a damp cloth.
3) Clean the metal grids at least once every two months with the jet of hot water, the spraying dish detergent that we are going to spread with a toothbrush. Leave on for a few minutes and then place the grids under running water on both sides to rinse them. Drain them on the dish drainer and finally dry them with a dry cloth.
4) Clean the grease and odor filter at least once every two months to avoid annoying incrustations and the proper functioning of the hood itself. Just take out the filter and immerse it in a solution of hot water and vinegar, let it soak for about three hours. Then rinse it under running water, let it drain, and dry it with a paper towel. Otherwise, if the grease stains are more resistant, help yourself with a soft non-abrasive sponge. Then rinse with a soft cloth dampened with warm water.
5) Before putting the filter back in its original location, spray the degreaser on the inside walls of the hood, leave it to act for about ten minutes. Finally, rinse with a soft, damp microfibre cloth. And wipe dry with a dry paper towel.
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