Cleaning Greasy Oven vent filters is simple

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Learn How To Clean That Greasy Stove Hood Filter once and for all. We could all use a few new household cleaning tips to add to our home cleaning repertoire and this tutorial on how to clean your hood fan's filter is great for those monthly or annual deep cleans in the kitchen. Okay, so there are those of you that may ask if you even need a range hood for your stove in the first place. And while it is not something that is required, it is recommended for home owners. What a range hood does provide a metal shield between the stove and the cupboard above it so that the bottom of the cupboard stays clean and doesn't become warped from the steam and heat from cooking your food. A hood fan also comes with a lighting system so you can see what you are doing when you are cooking which makes things a lot easier in general. Its main function is that it has a ventilation system that is able to expel doors, blocks grease from going onto the underside of your expensive cabinets as well as work to remove excess heat, and if you have a nice one, it can be visually appealing and add to the character of your kitchen decor.

This extraction hood fan is attached above the stove just above or level to head height. When you are cooking foods like meat or frying foods, the extraction hood fan will help to keep the air in your home fresher than it would be if the particles were just floating around in the air. The hood is the area that will capture the cooking air pollution. Yes, this device when turned on while cooking draws the odors, steam, and air works in your home smelling fresh and your kitchen cleaner than if you didn't have one. This, in fact, is one of the important appliances you should have in your kitchen and for those of you that assume everyone has one, that is not true. Well, they may have one, but it has been broken and neglected for years. Sometimes you can tell when an extraction hood fan isn't being used in a kitchen or when someone doesn't have one because the grease will eventually end up turning the walls and other surfaces a grimy yellowish tone. And while there are many house cleaning tips and tricks to help you get rid of this settled oil and grease, wouldn't it be nice to not have to clean your walls and cabinets in the first place?

So inside of the extraction hood, there is a filter in the hood that traps all these impurities and a film forms on this filter that is pretty disgusting. How often do you clean this? Do you ever or because it is somewhat out of sight, is it also somewhat out of mind? You want this ventilation system to be kept in good working order. From a health standpoint, having the fan on and eliminating moisture and airborne grease into the filter means you are going to be breathing cleaner air. Let's face it, fresh air is necessary to optimum health. All you need to clean this filter is some plain and simple natural baking soda and boiling water, so it is also an all natural way to keep your kitchen cleaner. In fact natural baking soda is a great kitchen cleaner and product that is used in many house cleaning tips and tricks. Thank you to Jillee, for sharing her household cleaning tips that we can all try out in our own homes. Check out more of Jillee's house cleaning tips and tricks on her website and find out which ones work the best for you in your home.*

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