Asked on Feb 16, 2020

How can I clean the filter of my stove fan that is gummy with grease?

DesertRoseDebbie/Dragonfly TreasureSharon


8 answers
  • Betsy
    on Feb 16, 2020

    Hi Mona: I'm not sure if you're talking about the filter above the stove or if you have a stove fan that is greasy. If it's the vent fan, here's how to do that:

    Remove the filter, most have a metal loop that allows you to pull it out. If you don’t want to get greasy, wear gloves for this part! Fill your sink with hot water (the hotter, the better, although you don’t want to burn yourself while you work). Add around a teaspoon of anti-grease dish soap, like Dawn, and about ¼ cup of baking soda to the water, mix this and then fully submerge the filter.

    Let the filter soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then get your scrubbing brush and tackle the filter with firm brushing strokes. Don’t use too much pressure, which could damage the filter, but don’t be afraid to be vigorous. Drain and refill the sink with new soapy water as needed. When the filter is clean again, rinse it off and dry it thoroughly with a cloth. Then, clean the outside of the vent and you should be good to go. If this isn't what you were looking for, let us know and we will try something else. Good luck

  • Johnavallance82
    on Feb 16, 2020

    Hello Mona,

    It may have to be replaced! Call the manufacturer for supplies store info.

    Otherwise, it might be possible to wash with soapy water, but be sure it is thoroughly dry before replacing it again!! Best wishes.

  • William
    on Feb 16, 2020

    I stick mine in the dishwasher. No dishwasher then soak it in hot water and a few squirts of Dawn dish liquid. Foam up the dish liquid. Let it soak for a while and gently scrub with a soft brush

  • Tinyshoes
    on Feb 17, 2020

    Mona...l would start with hot soapy water (Dawn) & let it soak. Then clean with a soft brush & see how it does. If not may be time to replace.

  • Sharon
    on Feb 17, 2020

    You can put them in the dishwasher if you have one. Otherwise I soak them in a sink full of Dollar Tree Awesome Degreaser or Awesome Orange, melts that fat right out, then run under hot water to rinse well.

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Feb 17, 2020

    If you can get it out, your best bet would be run it thru the dishwasher

  • DesertRose
    on Feb 21, 2020

    soak it in a tub of soapy warm water and use DAWN blue dish soap for best results. If it all won't fit down in the container, no worry, soak 1/2 then turn it over and soak the other half. Rinse well under a shower or spray faucet. If it is EXTRA dirty and full, use straight Dawn soap alone. and soak it flat in a pan of some sort so it can all be submerged at once

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