Are you looking for a way to easily clean your range hood without the drippy mess? All you have to do is reach for the hand cleaner used to clean hands after working on vehicles. Simply wipe all over range hood, then wipe off with wet cloth. Take the screen and work into crevices with a brush and rinse off. No effort, no messy drips.
By Kim from Golden Valley, AZ
I'll give it a try. Thanks.
Great idea! Can't wait to try it. I'm sure it will work!! Why didn't I ever think of this? :-)
We need to try this too, there must be 50 years of buildup on ours by now!
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Use liquid furniture polish to clean the range hood. It won't harm the finish and it leaves a nice shine.
By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
How do you get grease off the underside of a range hood where it steams up from pots? You can't soak it!
By Deanna B
I just use something like 409 or even wring out a rag in hot water and put a squirt of dishwashing soap on it, then rinse and wipe dry. (08/31/2010)
If you can handle the smell, use straight ammonia. (09/02/2010)
There are 2 cleaning supplies that I use on grease. One is straight Dawn. I rub it in and then rinse off. The other is the LA Totally Awesome. I buy it at Dollar General or Family dollar. It can be used on mirrors or to get oil stains off the driveway. Be sure to use it according to the instructions. Also no fumes! (09/03/2010)
The best thing I've found for cleaning grease is a product called Greased Lightning. It can be found at WalMart and Home Depot. I soaked the stove filter above my son's stove in Greased Lightning. It hadn't been cleaned in 3 or 4 years. It was brown all over and I thought it couldn't hurt to try it before going out and buying another one. It worked like a charm! I just put it in the sink and poured two cups of Greased Lightning in the hot water and let it sit for about 30 minutes. The grease just rinsed right out after that! I buy the gallon size so I never run out. (09/04/2010)
Wet fabric softener sheets and give it a a moment to set in and the grease slides right off. Amazing. (09/14/2010)
How do I clean the vent hood over my kitchen stove without stripping the paint?
By Mechele from CA
I'll have to try the WD40, but ammonia works great. It stinks, but does a great job. Years of apartment cleaning. Do renters ever clean their range hoods? You can dilute the ammonia with water. Wear gloves. (07/13/2010)
I first wet it down with very hot water and then use 409. It works for me every time (07/14/2010)
By ms. carmen
Oops. Check a small area first to make sure about the paint. (07/14/2010)
By ms. carmen
I have one of these range hoods that stick out over my stove. It is constantly greasy. What do you all use to clean the top of the range hood? I forgot to mention that this one has been painted with appliance paint. I didn't get it new. How can I keep it free of grease?
By Eve from Gulf Coast, MS
I take a wet rag and squirt some dishwashing soap on it then wash the range hood. Then I rinse out the rag and use clear water a couple times, then I take a dry rag or towel and wipe it off. There is no way to keep it from getting greasy, but I have found this method to work really well. (12/29/2009)
I use vinegar to clean everything in the kitchen. (12/29/2009)
When we moved into a different house I used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the tub surround and on the range hood. I don't like harsh chemicals, but I was desperate. It even took off "run" stains that seemed to be burned right into the metal hood. Otherwise I, too, use vinegar (somewhat diluted) to clean everything in the kitchen. (12/30/2009)
Awesome makes a degreaser that you can buy in the dollar stores. It's just like Grease Release that you used to be able to buy. If your hood keeps getting greasy, well then it's doing it's job and keeping all that yuck off your walls and ceilings. (12/31/2009)
I found that using the hand sanitizer on a paper towel cuts right thru the grease on just about anything! Please, let it air our and dry for at least 15 minutes before using the stove because of alcohol fumes. (01/02/2010)
Greasy, glunky mess on your stove hood that you can't remove? Spray with WD-40 and wipe with a clean soft cloth. Don't understand why this works, but it sure does.