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How long is it since you changed your extractor hood filter?

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Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 11:32:48

3 months? 6 months? Over a year? Not sure you have done it since you had the kitchen re done 6 years ago?

Well I have just three words to say about its probable contents.....

rancid fat globules

I have smelt and seen many bad bad things in my life (including a goat during post mortem, and wet gangrenous toes). This may beat them to the top of the list of things that make me go 'ugk memrmr oh bleeeerrk eckkkkkk'.

Go and replace it now. You know you need to.

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 11:36:16

The smell has impregnated my fingers. I recomemnd gloves.

DoubleBluff Sat 18-Aug-07 11:37:18

You mean you have to CHANGE it?

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 11:40:04

DoubleBluff....I have been in denial about it for over 6 months now.

It's best to crack on with the everest spirit and get the hideous job done

<stomach lurch at fat small on hands>

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 11:40:39

fat smell ....bleurk

suzycreamcheese Sat 18-Aug-07 11:51:33

i ddint know you changed them either...

got a nice one in this kitchen and have cleaned the filters a few times in under 2 years we've been here...well, thats what the intsructions said...

infact looking now, could do with another..

slubber..thank heavens you nerver put rancid fatglobules in the thread title lol...

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 11:58:17

Take it out, look at the back...there lies evil.........

DoubleBluff Sat 18-Aug-07 12:01:05

I take the hood apart and chuck it in the dishwasher ( remove the top drwaer) far easier.
HAven't done mine this year I think?

WanderingTrolley Sat 18-Aug-07 12:02:34

I was just thinking yesterday that mine could do with changing.

Thanks for the tips, I shall wear gloves and a blindfold.

I am oddly intrigued by the dead goat with the rancid toes [the mutant] but as long as I don't find one in my extractor fan filter I'll be ok.

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 12:03:11

Ooooh double you must have a fancy hood & filter combo. Were stuck in the dark ages here with the throw away variety.

<note to self, remove and throw away more frequently>

WanderingTrolley Sat 18-Aug-07 12:04:43

<note to self, cook less frequently, saves on vile cleaning jobs>

So, this goat, why.... no no non ononono, best to not know.

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 12:04:58

Trolley, lol, the goat was a seperate entity altogether from the toes. Although thinking about it a dead goat with decomposing toes might have smelt fresher than my extractor filter.

KerryMumbledore Sat 18-Aug-07 12:05:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WanderingTrolley Sat 18-Aug-07 12:09:29

No, never post mortem a goat.

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 12:10:10

Kerry, do you mean replace or clean the filter? The answer is yes. You need to go and look at it now. Wear protective clothing. Maybe smear Vicks under your nose to protect from the smell.

<sends luck and bravery vibes across to Ireland>

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 12:11:09

Trolley re goat, best left to the experts, and until goat is deceased also.

Heathcliffscathy Sat 18-Aug-07 12:11:34

you see if you'd left well alone you wouldn't ahve smelly fingers now would you?

KerryMumbledore Sat 18-Aug-07 12:12:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

harpsichordcarrier Sat 18-Aug-07 12:12:43


Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 12:15:20

Yes sophable, but it was getting desperate in there. And I have a lurking fear that new lifeforms may spontaneously be created behind/within neglected kitchen appliances if left to their own devices for too long.

(that browny liquid that always resides at the bottom of the crisper drawer in the fridge is another phenomenon that worries me)

suzycreamcheese Sat 18-Aug-07 12:16:24

lol wnaderingtrolley..

my bathroom extractor fan oozed maggots a while back ..followed by dead pigeon claw sticking out ..after numerous visits by kind but useless rentokil man (and dh and other folks to reticify things it was removed was living in a stephen king novel ...going into bathroom first thing..uugghh..shudder..always me!

all clear now ...

...and when i told people i didnt realise they automatically assumed it was my kitchen fan not bathrooom, so suppose could've been worse

KerryMumbledore Sat 18-Aug-07 12:17:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Slubberdegullion Sat 18-Aug-07 12:18:51

suzy, there are not letters here on my keyboard to descibe the noise I made after reading your post.

ooozing maggots.......


WanderingTrolley Sat 18-Aug-07 12:18:52


suzycreamcheese Sat 18-Aug-07 12:20:35

tmi?....i know!
hey, i lived it!...

<evil cackle>

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