I can bet that cleaning the hood filter is a challenge for every housewife, because of the grease that accumulates making it very hard to remove.

The fat on the hood can cause unpleasant odors, and these odors attract all sorts of cockroaches. The hood should be cleaned inside, not just outside.

Place the hood filters in a zipper bag than pour over it a solution prepared from 1 cup of ammonia with 2 cups of water. Seal the bag and let it act overnight. The next morning rinse with warm water and dry them with a cotton cloth.

On the outside, the hood can be cleaned with degreasing solutions, such as 1 part of vinegar with 2 parts of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda.

This non-toxic solution will remove any trace of fat and won’t harm your health.

One trick is to put the hood filters in a solution of water, salt and lemon juice for 15 minutes. If the grease won’t remove, boil the hood filters in this solution.

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