February Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #2: Clean Range Hood Filter and Fan
A range hood, or the vent fan on an over the range microwave, needs to be cleaned regularly to remove any built-up grease. Start by thoroughly cleaning the range hood or microwave inside and out with a citrus-based cleaner. Citrus cleaners (such as orange oil cleaner) make short work of kitchen cleaning, without the need for toxic or harsh chemicals.
Be sure to clean the top, sides, and underneath, to remove all that cooking grime. Wear gloves and be careful of sharp metal edges.
Remove the grease filter from the fan, and clean it in hot, soapy water; or run it in the dishwasher. If you can reach the fan blades, turn the power off to the fan, and wipe them down as well.
Watch our video on Tips To Keep Your Kitchen Clean to find out more.