Cleaning chimney filters can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to removing stubborn grease and oil stains. Fortunately, there are several methods that can help you get the job done quickly and easily. One of the most effective ways to remove grease from chimney filters is to use paint thinner. Fill a plastic bucket with hot water and immerse the filters in it.
Allow it to stand for approximately 2 hours. Take out the filters and rub them with a soft scouring pad until all the grease runs out. Wash with fresh water and air dry. Paint thinner has the ability to break down oil and grease stains with ease.
It contains powerful cleaning agents that contain organic solvents such as acetone, toluene, turpentine and other mineral spirits. To remove oil and grease from the filters, soak a cloth in paint thinner and rub it over the chimney. If you don't have paint thinner, you can also use nail polish remover. After cleaning grease stains, use a cloth dipped in nail polish remover to clean the filters.
The two methods described above will do the job. If you do it manually, you may also want to rub it first with a baking soda paste before putting it in the sink. To make a baking soda paste, fill a plastic bucket with hot water and add about 3 tablespoons of baking soda and salt along with about one or two full cups of vinegar. Allow the filters to sit in the water for approximately 2-3 hours. After this, remove the filters and clean the deposited grease and stains with the help of a brush.
Rinse the filters with a little more water, dry them with a soft cloth and place them back in the chimney. Another easy way to clean chimney filters is to use liquid soap. It has cleaning agents that will help remove oil and grease from chimney filters. Take a sponge and dip it in liquid soap, rub the chimney with the liquid. You can also take out the filters and immerse them in water for about 1-2 hours after scrubbing them with liquid soap. If you don't have time or don't want to do it yourself, you can always hire professional cleaners who will come to your door and provide you with a deep cleaning service for your entire chimney.
Although self-cleaning chimneys are known to be a bit more expensive, there are several good fireplaces available online at reasonable prices. A good kitchen fireplace will only work as well as when you first bought it, with proper maintenance and cleaning. In addition to the filter and external surfaces, a kitchen chimney has parts such as blower, motor, ducts, etc., that need to be cleaned. If you fry food almost daily, clean the chimney professionally at least once a year. Degreaser sprays are made to clean stubborn dirt and grease from ovens, fireplaces and other surfaces. It would be best to opt for professional cleaning only once every six months to ensure proper functioning of the chimney. You can use some products found in your kitchen to clean chimneys, such as caustic soda, vinegar, dishwashing liquid, salt, and more.
Most modern fireplaces come with automatic cleaning technology that requires no intervention in cleaning the filters. We recommend cleaning the chimney filter with one of these methods once a month to avoid any problems and keep it in good condition.