Cleaning Kitchen Air Vents
Cleaning up after cooking is not much fun, but the real chore is cleaning up after cooking several times. It doesn’t take long until grease and related things are everywhere: the floor, the walls, the refrigerator, the stove and places that make you wonder how it all got there. After you get those done, you might realize that you missed on important step: cleaning the kitchen air vent. Here are several instructions to cleaning kitchen air vents. Remove the vents from the walls and ceiling with a flathead screwdriver. Set a plastic basin inside the kitchen sink and fill it with warm water and one tablespoon of dish-washing liquid. Put on some rubber kitchen gloves. Scrub the vent with a plastic scrubber on both sides. Use an old toothbrush to remove any stubborn stains or grease that have gotten caught in the slats of the kitchen vent. Manipulate any moving parts to gain better access to the soiled areas. Lift the plastic basin up and dump out the dirty water. Rinse each vent thoroughly under warm, running water. Use an old rag such as a cut-up sock or worn-out dish towel to dry the kitchen vent. Place the rag down on a counter and lay the vent on top of it so that any remaining water can evaporate.
For the kitchen range hood vent, remove the silver-colored metal filters from the vent hood. Soak them in a solution of hot water and a common household degreaser such as dish soap. Allow them to remain in the solution until the grease has softened. Wash the kitchen vent filters in the warm, soapy water with a sponge or toothbrush. Dry them with soft, clean cloth.