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#1 My4Sunshines

Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

I clean the filters at least once a month (on a good run wink.gif ) yet they still end up looking like this.......

Why does it 'drip' like this? Is this normal? How do I stop it?

Edited by My4Sunshines, 04 May 2012 - 05:32 PM.


#2 *LucyE*

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:09 AM

The drips is the oil, the filters are catching.  Just clean them more regularly, they're doing their job original.gif

#3 Kemma

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:13 AM

Have you tried running them through the dishwasher? Someone suggested it to me and I love it.
Still drip after a while though. original.gif
I'm not an awesome housekeeper

#4 TopsyTurvy

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:13 AM

If they are metal (which it looks like they are) you can generally run them through your dishwasher (if you have one).

Super duper easy to keep clean!

#5 *LucyE*

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:59 AM

I assumed everyone washed them in the dishwasher.  How else do you get all the grease gunk off?

#6 bark

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

Wow, u clean them once a month!

I've never used the dishwasher, I just soak them in the laundry sink, scrub then dry in the sun.



#7 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

If you don't have a dishwasher you can soak them the the laundry tub with some detergent for a few hours than rinse off.

#8 mandarins

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:10 AM

omg i never thought of putting them in the dishwasher!


I wash ours every 4 months or so. But found i does not need doing as much since we became vegetarian and stopped cooking meat half a year ago.

#9 laurs

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

I soak them in napisan in the laundry tub. Works beautifully.

#10 Skip to my Lou

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

Arghh I scrub mine in the sink!! I don't wash mine every month but don't get drips either??

#11 Tankboy

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

I put mine in the dishwasher as well.  Always come out clean and sparkly.



#12 Romeo Void

Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

Dishwasher is my friend.

#13 JECJEC

Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

Thank you - I have this problem and they NEVER seem to get clean - I didnt know I could stick them in the dishwasher - they are going in tonight.

YAY

#14 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:24 AM

Another one who uses a dishwasher (when we have a dishwasher).  Too easy.

But not all rangehood filters are designed to go in a dishwasher!!!!!  (I suspect the cheaper rangehoods might be more susceptible to this)  Check first, otherwise it might come out without any shine (which is what happened to my cousin).

#15 smultron

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

OP yours look normal- the oil catches in the filters and that's the drips.

Soak in hot water in a sink with SUGAR SOAP- it easily takes the grease away quickly.  I usually rinse then change the water and do it a 2nd time- you will see the water become all murky and greasy very fast.
Never tried the dishwasher!

#16 My4Sunshines

Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 05/05/2012, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I assumed everyone washed them in the dishwasher.  How else do you get all the grease gunk off?

As other PP's have said I soak them in the laundry sink using dishwashing liquid, may take 2 goes to get the grease out then a final wash and they are like new.
I'm too scared to put them in the dishwasher in case I break them sad.gif

We have a Westinghouse rangehood so not sure if they would be durable enough.

woofer now when I say once a month that is on a good run, sometimes my 'month' can go for 60+ days wwhistle.gif

Thanks for the dishwasher tip, I think I will give it a go as I'm over the sink thing

#17 Feral_Pooks

Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:20 PM

You're meant wash them? Ohhhh.....




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