How to clean kitchen chimney filter?

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2022) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Mostly when you finish your kitchen tasks after using kitchen chimney and microwave oven, cleaning the kitchen after that is a tiring task. …

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2022)
5/5 - (1 vote)

Mostly when you finish your kitchen tasks after using kitchen chimney and microwave oven, cleaning the kitchen after that is a tiring task. As you all must have seen, many types of spices and oils are used for cooking in Indian kitchen, which create a lot of steam. This steam makes your chimney as well as the stove area greasy and sticky.

If you want your chimney to work effectively, it needs to be cleaned twice or at least once a month. In fact, you can choose the right chimney according to your kitchen needs by reading our article on Best Kitchen Chimney in India.


In the market, you come across different models of chimneys, among which lattice or baffle filter type chimneys are the most preferred, as these types of chimneys are best suited for Indian kitchens. There are other chimneys with charcoal filters also available in the market, but the filters of these chimneys are not cleaned. Because their filters need to be changed every six months.

What is the proper way to clean mesh and baffle filters?

First remove the filter from the hood, so that you can clean the chimney filter. The texture of the mesh filter is a sheet made of aluminum thread. Although everyone has a different way of cleaning these filters, many people clean them using chemicals, harsh soaps or detergents. But the color of aluminum material may become discolored using this method.

That’s why we believe that cleaning this filter in a natural way is the right way. By the way, baffle filters are easier to clean than mesh filters. In this article, we will discuss with you all the possible natural ways to clean them.

How to clean kitchen chimney filter with dishwashing liquid?

First you have to apply some dishwashing liquid like Vim Lemon Dishwash Gel on the filter. Heat up a bucket or tub of water so that you can start the cleaning process by submerging the filter in it. Make sure the filter is completely submerged in the water and after that, leave it in that hot water for 1 to 2 hours.

If you have a steel bucket in which you can completely submerge the filter, you can also clean the filter by boiling the water for half an hour. Because boiling the filter with water in a steel bucket is more likely to remove grease faster than submerging the filter in hot water. After that you take it out of the water and scrub it with a non-abrasive scrubber like ‘Scotch-Brite’ to clean off all the greasiness.

How to clean kitchen chimney filter with baking soda?

Another method is to clean the kitchen chimney filter with baking soda. Cleaning the filter with this method requires ingredients such as baking soda, salt, and vinegar. First, dip the filter in hot water, after that add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda, 2-3 tablespoons of salt and 2 cups of vinegar to that hot water. After this process, let it soak with this solution for 1 to 2 hours. If you want more better results, instead of soaking it in hot water, boil it with the above solution.

How to clean chimney filter with caustic soda?

As with the above methods, sprinkle the caustic soda over the filter in a tray or tub. After that, pour hot boiling water into the tray, after pouring the hot water into the tray, keep a distance from it, as the smoke from the composite can harm you. After that leave this filter in that solution for 2-3 hours.

When taking the filter out of the solution, make sure you are wearing gloves. After washing the filter with clean water, let it dry, then put it in the hood of the chimney.

Leave a Comment