Best way to clean the stove top fan screens?

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I need to clean the fan screens above my stove. What is the best way to do that?
I thought of putting them in the dishwasher, but then envisioned the greasy mess that would leave!

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 04, 2018
    Hi Ationgco,
    I clean my screens all the time in my dishwasher. It's really the easiest way to do it and was recommended by the manufacturer. Don't envision an greasy mess, your dishwasher detergent is designed to break up all that grease. Be sure to use highest hot water setting, if you have one. You can always wash the empty dishwasher when you're done if there is any grease left. Wishing you the best.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jun 04, 2018
    I soak mine in Dawn dish soap, straight, just pour it on it in a pie pan or something, then after a few hours I do add some hot water and let it set some more. Then when I get in the mood I rinse it real well with a sprayer on my faucet and keep rinsing it until no soap comes out when I put it down in the clear rinse water. I get lazy and only do it about once a year so mine usually really needs it. lol

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Jun 04, 2018
    Or.. Add 1/4 cup ammonia to warm soapy sink water. Or add that ammonia to dishwasher. That will work with dishwasher detergent and is a great degreasher. Just have screens throw ammonia in and detergent and quickly shut door..

  • E Tessmer E Tessmer on Jun 04, 2018
    I removed the screens and laid them in an old cookie sheet I repurposed. I added an eco-friendly liquid degreaser and allowed them to soak for a period of time before rinsing them with water. The amount of soaking time will depend on the strength of the degreaser and how much grease has formed on the screens. If the cleaning process isn't satisfactory, big box stores such as Home Depot or Lowes sell replacements.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 04, 2018
    I put them in the sink with degreaser like Dollar Tree Awesome Orange in hot water, then rinse under the faucet.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 04, 2018
    Spray with simple green, spray nine or other grease cutting product, let stand for about 3 minutes, then put into hot hot water, wear rubber gloves, swoosh them around, rinse well and let air dry, then put back in.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 04, 2018
    Do this outside if you can, also use a disposable tin for easy clean up afterwards

  • William William on Jun 04, 2018
    I stick mine in the sink with hot water, Dawn dish liquid, and A little vinegar. Swish it around and dunk the screens in for about an hour.

  • Kate Hollingsworth Kate Hollingsworth on Jun 04, 2018
    Hot water and dish liquid works a treat! I do mine in the kitchen sink. xx

  • Dra22870040 Dra22870040 on Jun 05, 2018
    I had one that was so bad when we moved it that the dawn would not work. I eventually got mad and sprayed it with oven cleaner, let sit for 20 minutes then used a stiff brush lightly. Rinsed in cold water. It came out looking like new.

  • Janice Janice on Sep 02, 2021

    If your they are super greasy, just submerge them in very hot water with a squirt of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Let soak for a few minutes and scrub with a brush, rinse and let air dry. If you routinely add them to your dishwasher to wash that will work fine.

  • Aislynn Aislynn on Jan 06, 2022

    My mom always used powdered dishwasher detergent in good hot water, then she’d just let it soak for a spell and use an old toothbrush is necessary. She swore by it. I was going to do that but my daughter brought a degreaser home from work and we used that, just let it soak in the degreaser and rinse really well. Dry completely before putting it back up. I suppose once it’s been cleaned good of any buildup, putting it in the dishwasher before it gets too bad would work. I’ll have to try that.