August Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #4: Clean Range Hood Filter and Fan
The range hood, or an over the range microwave fan, needs to be cleaned regularly to remove built-up grease. Start by thoroughly cleaning the range hood or microwave inside and out with a citrus-based cleaner.
Be sure to clean the top, sides, and even 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.
Now that your range hood is sparkling, you have a good excuse to keep it clean by doing some of your summer cooking on an outdoor grill, which can save energy by not making your air conditioner work as hard!
Watch our video on Tips To Keep Your Kitchen Clean to find out more.