DEGREASING/CLEANING KITCHEN HOOD

Introduction: DEGREASING/CLEANING KITCHEN HOOD

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An important part of any kitchen is a well functioning hood. You feel relaxed if your hood works perfectly. It requires regular cleaning and maintenance especially if you are consistently doing heavy cooking that produces a lot of smoke. My mother cooks mostly oily and heavy stuff as we Indians like Oily and Spicy dishes. Neglecting the cleaning can risk life as it can certainly cause fire in the near future. When flame meets grease there is high chances of catching fire. So, Why to risk your life. Make it a habit of cleaning the hood regularly. As I am home for the next 15 days I am working on kitchen cleaning. Believe me cleaning a hood is not a tough task rather it is an easy and satisfying task. I will show you how did my job.

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

All you need are very few things available at your home.

1. Dishwashing Liquid.

2. Old toothbrush.

3. A soft cotton cloth.

4. turpentine oil.

Step 2: REMOVE THE FILTER

Filter is a very important part of your Kitchen Hood. It removes smoke from the air and pushes them outside of your house, keeping your house smoke free. There are three types of air filters:

* Fabric grease filters.

* Metallic grease filters.

* Charcoal filters.

Ours is a metal filter/ Stainless steel. So, let's remove the filters out of the hood. Press the latch attached at the bottom and lift up the filter. Remove all the filters.

Step 3: GETTING THE SINK READY

I am using the sink for cleaning the Filter. As we require sink full of water, we need to lock the sink so that water do not flush out. Push the sink strainer down and lock the sink.

Step 4: ADD TURPENTINE OIL AND PLACE THE FILTERS IN WATER

Add two spoons of turpentine oil in the hot water and place the filters inside it. Make sure that the filters are submerged completely. Let them soak for about 10 minutes up to half an hour depending upon the amount of grease.

Step 5: FILL SINK WITH WATER

Make sure your geyser is switched ON before pouring water in the sink. Fill the sink with hot water to the desired level.

Step 6: START CLEANING

Use dish soap or any stronger cleaner to degrease the filters. Using toothbrush, scrub the stubborn grease Inside and Outside of the Filter. Generously apply and spread dishwasher detergent all around the filter if you want it to be completely clean. Leave no surface untouched. Then wash off the dishsoap under a strong jet of running water.

Step 7: LET IT AIR DRY

Clean the filters using dry and soft microfiber cloth. Since the filters are metallic, I would not recommend using a blow dryer as this could in unfortunate cases lead to electric shocks. Therefore, the best thing that you could do is allow them to dry in time.

Step 8: CLEANING THE GLASS AND HOOD ROOF

Till the filers are kept for air-dry let's clean the other parts. Using a scrubber and the same dishwashing liquid, scrub the oily grease on the glass and head of the Hood. Wipe it off using a cotton cloth and Let it Air dry.

Step 9: Reattachment of Filters

Before you set them back in place. Make sure that the filters are completely dry as you don't want the wiring of the hood getting wet by any chance. Attach the hoods on place. And, there you go with a Clean and Shining Hood :)

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