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Cleaning metal grease filters from cooker hood

(11 Posts)
noarguments Wed 12-Feb-14 18:23:09

Anyone tried putting filters in oven (100-120 degrees) to melt the grease out? Just read it on a website - wouldn't the plastic bit you use to fix it back into place melt too? Really don't want to wreck them at £40 quid a pop! TIA.

guccigirly Wed 12-Feb-14 22:03:52

You put them in the dishwasher on their own and that does the trick. Check only metal goes in though.

Aaliyah1 Wed 12-Feb-14 22:59:16

Normal washing powder (bio) works fab. Dissolves the grease then stick in dishwasher for a good clean.

Imnotaslimjim Wed 12-Feb-14 23:01:50

I put mine in the dishwasher and they tarnished so be wary of that

Now, I soak them in bio washing powder and boiling water

I put them through the DW, on the top rack and on the lower temp setting, they come out lovely and clean.

DramaAlpaca Wed 12-Feb-14 23:12:17

I also put them in the dishwasher. Come up lovely they do.

ClaimedByMe Wed 12-Feb-14 23:13:22

Dishwasher here too!

Imnotaslimjim Wed 12-Feb-14 23:29:54

I must have just been very unlucky

PigletJohn Thu 13-Feb-14 08:48:13

Oxidised grease goes gummy and hardens into varnish, so I wouldn't expect it to melt and run off.

rubybleu Thu 13-Feb-14 20:56:28

I soaked mine in the sink with a half a cup of soda crystals and two kettles of boiling water, for 20 mins. Worked a charm! Mine were revolting - I don't think they'd been cleaned for 5 years by the previous tenants.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:00:39

Dishwasher here, I just shove them in with everything else.

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