Greasy Kitchen Exhaust Fan? 5 Hacks To Clean It Properly
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Exhaust fans are often installed to maintain a kitchen's cleanliness by keeping the kitchen free of cooking odours and gases. Exhaust fans not only help remove cooking smoke but also filter out dust and debris from the kitchen air. 

The removal of dirt from the kitchen leads to the accumulation of dirt inside it, which has a direct impact on its functioning. Although you can call a cleaning professional to do this, it’s not always a practical and feasible option.  

Cleaning has never been an enjoyable task for most individuals. It's often viewed as tedious or downright boring. However, contrary to popular belief, some people find the cleaning process to be a stress buster. Nevertheless, cleaning the exhaust fan is necessary, and there are several ways in which you can do it yourself. Take a look at some of the simple hacks.   

  • A Mixture Of Hot Water And Soap   

A simple way to clean the greasy stains from exhaust fans is to use a solution of hot water and soap. You can use your regular dishwashing soap. Hot water helps break down the tough grease; on the other hand, soap speeds up the cleaning process. You can make this solution by mixing 1 cup of water with a few drops of dishwashing soap. 

Take a kitchen cloth and dip it in the solution. Rub the cloth all over the exhaust fan, making sure to reach all the edges. After it's done, wipe it with a fresh, wet cloth. Always make sure to switch off or unplug the fan before you begin cleaning.   

  • Baking Soda Magic   

Another effective agent to clean your greasy exhaust fan is baking soda. It helps clean stubborn stains with efficiency. Make a paste of baking soda and a small amount of water. It should resemble a thick paste. Wipe all the dry dust from the fan and clean it with a wet cloth. After that, apply the paste all over the fan and its blades. Let it sit for some time, and then clean it with the wet cloth.   

  • Power Of Lemon Juice   

Lemon juice is a powerful cleaning agent. Squeeze some lemon juice into hot water.  Dip a cloth in the solution and wipe it all around the fan. After that, wipe it with a fresh, wet cloth. As lemon juice is acidic in nature, the solution is quite strong in removing stubborn grease and stains from the fan. Moreover, you can also rub the lemon directly on the fan and its blades. Use a wet cloth to clean it afterward.   

  • Use A Vinegar Solution   

Vinegar has powerful cleaning properties that remove oil, stains, and bacteria. There are two ways in which you can use the solution. The first one is to simply mix it with water and rub it with a wet cloth all over the fan. The second way is to make your own DIY spray. Instead of rubbing it with a wet cloth, you can spray it all over the fan. Both techniques work well. 

  • Coconut Oil And Kerosene Oil 

A mixture of coconut oil and kerosene oil can be a surprisingly effective solution for cleaning an exhaust fan. Coconut oil, with its natural grease-cutting properties and pleasant aroma, combines with kerosene, a powerful degreaser, to create a potent cleaning agent. The coconut oil's viscosity allows it to cling to the accumulated grime on the exhaust fan's blades and surfaces, while the kerosene works to break down and dissolve the stubborn grease and dirt.