Friday 26 April 2024

How to Clean Your Kitchen Chimney

 A clean kitchen chimney is essential for maintaining good air quality and preventing fire hazards. Grease buildup in the chimney can be a breeding ground for bacteria and can also restrict airflow. Here's a guide to cleaning your kitchen chimney:

Safety First-

  • Always unplug the chimney from the power outlet before cleaning.
  • Let the chimney cool down completely before you start cleaning.

What You'll Need:-

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Warm water
  • Soft sponge or microfiber cloths
  • Bucket or large tub (optional)
  • Nylon brush (optional)

Cleaning the Filters:-

  1. Locate and remove the filters. Consult your chimney's manual for specific instructions. Most filters have latches or knobs that need to be released.
  2. Wipe off loose grease. Use paper towels to remove any large chunks of grease from the filters.
  3. Choose your cleaning method:
    • Baking soda and vinegar: In a large tub or sink, combine hot water with equal parts white vinegar and baking soda. Let the filters soak in this solution for 1-2 hours. This loosens greasy grime.
    • Dishwashing liquid: Fill a tub with hot water and add a few squirts of dishwashing liquid. Submerge the filters and let them soak for 30 minutes.
  4. Scrub the filters. After soaking, use a soft sponge or a nylon brush (if needed) to scrub away any remaining grease.
  5. Rinse thoroughly. Rinse the filters with clean warm water to remove all cleaning solution and grease.
  6. Dry completely. Let the filters air dry completely before placing them back in the chimney. Never put them back while wet.

Cleaning the Chimney Body:-

  1. Wipe down the exterior. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down the outside surfaces of the chimney. You can use a solution of warm water and dishwashing liquid for stubborn grease stains.
  2. Clean the interior. Once the filters are removed, you can wipe down the inside of the chimney with a damp cloth dipped in the vinegar solution. For tougher grease buildup, you can make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the greasy areas. Let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping it clean with a damp cloth.


  • Clean your chimney filters at least once a month, or more often if you cook frequently.
  • You can also use a degreaser spray for stubborn grease buildup on the filters or the chimney body. But ensure the degreaser is suitable for your chimney material (consult the manual).
  • Consider wearing gloves while cleaning the chimney, especially if using harsh chemicals.
  • If your chimney has heavy grease buildup or you're uncomfortable cleaning it yourself, you can hire a professional chimney cleaning service.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your kitchen chimney clean and functioning properly.

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