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Man removes 12 years of grease on kitchen exhaust fan using these easy tips

April 27th, 2021

Dirt and grime are a big ‘no’ in your home. These things need to be removed and cleaned. However, cleaning kitchen equipment can be a challenge when dirt and grime have accumulated for years.

Luckily, this man shared with us how he removed years of grim in his kitchen exhaust fan.

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YouTube/JustinMcCurry Source: YouTube/JustinMcCurry

Kitchen exhaust fans have one of the most important jobs in your kitchen. These mechanical fans help clean your kitchen air by removing impurities and moisture from the kitchen. Since it’s situated above stovetops and cooking surfaces, it reduces grease buildup and maintains cooking comfort.

Keeping your kitchen fan in top shape is important to achieve a clean kitchen area.

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As you know, your kitchen is an important part of your home. This is where you prepare your meals, so you need to keep everything clean. You don’t want to eat food that has bacteria in it, right?

One good way of cleaning your kitchen is keeping your exhaust fan.

Since these fans are regularly used to remove and filter air, you need to schedule a weekly maintenance and cleaning session. Waiting for months or years to clean it is not a good decision. Imagine all the grime you will have to clean.

Justin McCurry shared a video of him cleaning 12 years of grease accumulation for the kitchen fan.

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YouTube/JustinMcCurry Source: YouTube/JustinMcCurry

To clean the exhaust fan, here are the materials you need:

  • pan
  • dishwasher detergent
  • old toothbrush

You need to hire a professional or buy a new exhaust fan with this trick.

In the first part of the video, Justin explained that he tried using hot water, Ajax soap, and Goo Gone but none of these worked. Luckily, he tried using a dishwasher detergent and worked seamlessly.

The first step is to clean the exhaust fan using water.

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Despite cleaning with water, the exhaust fan still has grease. Hence, we move to the next step.

Place the exhaust fan on the pan and put some detergent on it.

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YouTube/JustinMcCurry Source: YouTube/JustinMcCurry

You can see that Justin putting detergent on the whole body of the exhaust pan.

Using the old toothbrush, remove the grime off the fan.

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Once you are able to thoroughly brush the grime off the fan, you can start cleaning it with water. Justin even recommends that you have to clean it every few months. However, for them, they were able to clean it after 12 years.

As Justin removes the soap using water, you can see all the grime wash up from the sink.

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It’s amazing how clean and sparkling the exhaust fan is after a few scrubs! However, there are still little greases on the edges. Using a toothbrush, Justin starts scrubbing it again and used a hose to clean the edges.

It’s so satisfying to see all the dirt and grime removed with each spray of the water. Once there are still a few grimes that can’t be removed, use the detergent again.

Repeat the steps until all the parts are clean.

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In just a few minutes, your dirty exhaust fan looks brand as new. Thanks to Justin’s tips, you don’t have to spend a few dollars to buy a new fan. You also don’t have to spend hours scrubbing and trying other products to remove all the grease.

Next time you plan on cleaning your exhaust fan, use these tips!

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