My recent pin was to degrease the stove hood vents by simply using baking soda and boiling water. My research to deep cleaning lead me to a blog titled, 'How To Clean That Greasy Stove Hood Filter' by, Jillee. I quickly went to the pantry and grabbed my Baking Soda in disgust!
Step 1: Remove the vents from the hood. I found two underneath our microwave and another inside the unit.
Step 2: Fill a your largest stew pot with water. Bring the water to a boil and slowly add 1/2 a cup of Baking Soda to the water. If you add too much at once, the water will start to fizzle out of control like a bad since experiment.
Step 3: After all the Baking Soda is in the water, place the vents into the boiling water. I placed the two metal vents into one pot and the foam vent into a fresh mixture. Let the vents sit for about 4-5 minutes. Then with tongs, pull the vents from the mixture. Rinse the vents under hot water. I even gave them a little scrub with dish soap.
The water inside the pot will look something like the picture below. A simple washing with dish soap removed the grease from the pot.
We were amazed with the results! My husband and I felt at ease after the task was complete. Seeing the amount of grease that was removed; we realized the grease could have easily sparked a fire if anything on the stove top went out of control. We vowed to clean the vents more often.
This task was easy as pie with very little effort!