We can't really imagine our kitchens without a chimney. It is one of the most vital appliances we have in our kitchen.
It helps us evacuate all the smell and smoke of the different food preparations, leaving us with a fresh and nice smelling kitchen all the time.
However, many of us forget to clean the chimney on time. Like any other kitchen equipment, this one too needs regular cleaning or it can get clogged and stop functioning completely.
As the chimney removes all the spoke, grease, and fumes, these start to accumulate on its filters. This deposit needs to be removed or it can lead to a foul odour in the kitchen. While the filter should be changed once every 6 months, the chimney should be cleaned twice a month.
Here is a quick guide to removing the stains and grease on the chimney.
This one kitchen ingredient is being used for ages for cleaning. Baking soda is a salt, sodium bicarbonate that can help to remove tough stains when mixed with water.
In a bowl, take 2 tbsp of baking soda and water. Mix well to make a paste and apply it all over the chimney surface. Keep it for 5 minutes and then wipe it off with a moist cloth, it will help remove all the grease. (baking soda beauty benefits)
An easy way to clean your chimney is by using liquid soap. It has cleansing agents which will help remove the oil and grease from the chimney filers. Take a sponge and dip it in liquid soap, scrub the chimney with the liquid. You can also take out the filters and dip them in water for about 1-2 hours after scrubbing them with liquid soap.
All those stains and grease on the outer area of the chimney can be easily cleaned with white vinegar. Dip a cloth in white vinegar and use it to wipe the surface of the chimney. Just make sure that you don't leave any corner of the chimney. Let the vinegar sit on the surface for some time and then wipe it again with a cloth dipped in plain water.
Many of us use acetone as a nail paint remover. It is basically a paint thinner that evaporates easily. It can help clean the chimney filters. If you have stubborn grease on the filters then this should really work.
Take some acetone on a cotton pad and scrub the chimney grease with it. It will quickly evaporate and help remove the grease.
Yes, detergent powder too can help remove the oil and grease which starts to accumulate on the chimney surface. Detergent powders have surfactants present in them which help remove the grease easily. In a pan, add some water and bring it to a boil. Add 3 tbsp of detergent powder to it and pour this boiling water on the chimney filters. Later, you can place the filters under running water and scrub the oil and grease off.
We hope this guide helps you clean the chimney properly. For more such kitchen-related tips, stay tuned!