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How to Clean a Cooker Hood

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Cleaning the cooker is not a chore most people look forward to doing, especially when it comes to cleaning the cooker hood. A buildup of dirt and grease can make it seem difficult to clean, but items such as vinegar and soapy water can produce amazing results. Keep reading for how you can thoroughly clean your cooker hood.

Before you begin cleaning your cooker hood, you must ensure that you use items that are suitable for the surface that you are cleaning – this will avoid smears.

Remove the Filter

In order to effectively clean the filter in your cooker’s hood, you will need to remove it. The exact way in which you remove your filter will depend on the model you have, so be sure to take a look at the original instructions either online or from your original purchase.

Once you have successfully removed your cooker’s filter, place it into warm soapy water. Solutions like washing up liquid are great for cutting through grease. If, however, you’re in need of a stronger solution, mixing washing up liquid and baking soda into hot water can also work wonders.

Leave the filter to soak in the solution for around 10 minutes, then use a brush to gently scrub the dirt and grease away, rinsing occasionally until all traces of dirt are removed. Once your filter is clean, leave it to air dry and then place it back in the cooker hood.

Cleaning the Cooker Hood

Of course, it’s not just the filter that gets covered in grease over time, the actual surface of the cooker hood is also exposed and a layer of grease can build up on this hard surface.

Stainless Steel and Glass Cooker Hoods

A mixture of bicarbonate of soda with boiling water will work for both glass and stainless steel cooker hoods. Use a sponge to gently buff off the grime.

If you have a stainless steel cooker hood, next, use a general grease remover solution, suitable for stainless steel. You can then wash away all remains of product, dry and use a stainless steel polish for a glossy finish.

If you have a glass cooker hood, you can follow the same method, using products suitable for glass. Once all the grease has been removed, use a glass cleaner for a sparkling finish.

Cooker Solutions

Here at Cooker Solutions, we have been providing a comprehensive cooker repairs service for many years. If your cooker or cooker hood has developed a fault, we welcome you to contact us. Please call 0203 478 0883 or send your enquiry through to our contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly. Don’t forget, we also offer cooker installations at competitive prices.