Posted by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch / Sunday, January 13, 2013
Stove Top Hood Vent Filter Cleaning 101
Eww..Gross... This was so gross hiding under my microwave hood vent...
By the time were done this baby will be shiny new again! I promise and no I haven't been drinking!
I can't believe I let it get so bad!
I use borax because it doesn't have a strong smell and it's a natural product (which doesn't mean it's safe to eat, you definitely should keep it locked up like all cleaning supplies and I use gloves while cleaning with it).
First off you'll need some borax. I usually find this over near the laundry section of the grocery store, if it's not there try the cleaning section!
Fill the sink with hot water and add 1/4 cup borax.
Place the greasy hood vent filters in the water and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Yes the vent filters are sitting at the bottom of that water. This is where gloves will come in handy... Retrieve those bad boys from the bottom of the water and drain the sink...
I think I just threw up a little looking at this...Gross..
If it's still has some stubborn grease you can't wipe off... Repeat step 1 and 2....
At the end of 15 minutes use a gloved hand and swish filters around in water to loosen up any stubborn grease.
Use a paper towel or old rag and wipe any leftover grease off the edges of the filter.
Rinse well under hot water.
Clean borax water can be used to wipe down the underside of the hood vent to remove stubborn grease. Please make sure to wear gloves since it can be irritating!