How to Clean a Kitchen Chimney at Home

The chimney is one of the most important appliances of the kitchen these days. If you do not have it then you may know how difficult life is without having one. Especially in India, we cook with lots of spices and masala in our food which can lead to smoke and bad odor in your whole house and to eliminate that we use kitchen chimney.

But if you are using chimney then you need to know that the oil present in your dishes and smoke can damage the filters of the chimney and it can decrease the durability of it. So, to prevent you from that read this blog till the end and you will know how to properly clean the chimney yourself at your home.

Do not worry you do not have to invest your more time in cleaning and maintaining the chimney as nowadays companies are offering auto-clean kitchen chimneys which can clean your kitchen chimney by simply pressing a button. But these kitchen chimneys are expensive than a regular chimney, but they definitely worth your money if you have time issues for cleaning and maintaining the appliance.

If your kitchen chimney does not have an auto-clean feature do not worry we are here to tell you how to clean the kitchen chimney as we have mentioned everything in step by step procedure and you need to look a bit carefully here. We will try to tell you how you can clean this with the ingredients present inside of your home only.

Ingredients You May Need (Any one of them)

  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Paint Thinners
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Caustic Soda

1. Vinegar

This is the most common ingredient which might be present in your home and it will help you not only cooking Chinese dishes but it can also clean many home appliances as well including kitchen chimneys. It is good for cleaning stains and it can easily clean the exterior of the chimney what you have to do is take a sufficient amount of vinegar in a bowl with the same amount of boiling water and mix the solution.

Once the solution is mixed you need a paper towel and dip it in the solution and apply on all the stains and dirt of the kitchen chimney and you will be shocked with the results as all the marks and stains will completely vanish.

2. Baking Soda

This is widely used for baking cakes in the kitchen and it is also very one of the most usual ingredients present in your kitchen. Technically, it is a Sodium Bicarbonate which is a good chemical to remove tough strains if it is mixed with the water perfectly. There are many methods you can find online about how to clean a kitchen chimney with baking soda but here we will be discussing the most effective and easy to use the method.

If you want to remove the grease element from the chimney then you need a thick paste of baking soda as you need to add a very small portion of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. The combination of more baking soda and less water makes the paste thick and then you can apply over the grease for 5 minutes and then wash it away with water.

To rinse the filters what you might need is Baking soda, water, vinegar, and a big tub. You have to take 2 spoons of baking soda with 2 cups of vinegar in a hot water tub and soak filters inside a tub for 2 hours. Rinse the filter with water afterward.

3. Paint Thinner

Paint thinners are very thick and sturdy which can remove the oil stains or any other dirt of the kitchen chimney. So, these are considered the best method for removing the dirt away. Do not worry if you do not have paint thinner you can use nail polish remover as well. Alcohol present in the thinner will clean the grease and oil very quickly and easily.

You can start your cleaning process as what you have to take is a thin fiber cloth and a thinner. Soak the cloth inside the thinner and you have to apply thinner on everywhere the grease is present. You will be amazed to see that it can easily eliminate the tough stains and grease easily.

4. Caustic Soda

This might not be easily present in your homes but this is one of the most popular method of cleaning the industrial appliances and household appliances as well. It can easily vanish the dirt, oil grease and an other dirty elements. It has acidic nature to melt all the dirt away, do not worry your appliance will not be damaged by using this. But do not touch caustic soda with bare hands as it can get you burns.

Firstly you have to remove filters from the kitchen chimney and place them in a big bucket. Then sprinkle the caustic soda over filters of the chimney inside a bucket and leave it for 5 minutes. You will see that it will sit in the filters. Then you have to pour hot water , keep in mind that you are doing these process in an open ventilated space. As the fumes will come out and can effect on Your eyes as well.

Keep the chimney components inside for 3 hours and wash them afterwards. You will see that all the components are cleaned very effectively.

5. Dishwashing Liquid

This is the best method if your kitchen chimney is not very dirty and you just need to clean it for the maintenance point of view. Yes, they can clean the filters but above methods are recommended if there is a lot of dirt present in the chimney. This is the most common method and you do not need any manual to know how to wash with this liquid but if this is your first time then we will tell you everything step-by-step.

First, you need to remove the kitchen chimney filter and place its components inside a large bucket and wash it off with little warm water. After you have done this, apply the liquid to all over the components properly and wash it with lukewarm water. Or in some cases, you can use boiling water with this method and it will surely work for you.

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