How do you Degrease kitchen exhaust fan??
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mental image from fight club.....eelfliw wrote: ↑Oct 14th, 2006 5:48 pmVinegar is a mild acid. It's useless as grease solvent. You'll need something basic to dissolve grease.
Try oven cleaners such as Easy-Off. Spray on, let it soak and wipe it off. The key is to "let it soak" properly as the fan is usually at an odd angle that the cleaner just drips off. So, take a paper towel or J-Cloth and soak it with Easy-Off. Then, put the wet paper towel on the fan blade and squeeze out all the air bubbles. Let it sit for 30 minutes while keeping it wet by spraying the paper towel with more Easy-Off. After 30 minutes, take another Easy-Off soaked towel and wipe the grease off. For thick grease, you may have to repeat this several times to get thru the layers.
If the grease has mixed with dust/dirt and hardened, you'll have to get even stronger degreaser. I don't recommend this because this stuff is dangerous (will burn skin) but you can use caustic soda (lye) from hardware stores to dissolve stubborn grease. Be sure to wear thick rubber gloves and goggles when you do this.
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Spray the crap everywhere? Sort of. But germs? No, high temperature steam kills germs.
Oct 15th, 2006 3:46 pm
But i"m not sure that 100C is enough to kill all germs and bacterias. If it was, would would people need to use a pressure cooker to seal jars or low acidity food? (higher pressure = steam / water can go to a higher temperature and kill the germs and bacterias that don't die at 100C)
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Pressure cooker to seal jars??mart242 wrote: ↑Oct 15th, 2006 3:46 pmBut i"m not sure that 100C is enough to kill all germs and bacterias. If it was, would would people need to use a pressure cooker to seal jars or low acidity food? (higher pressure = steam / water can go to a higher temperature and kill the germs and bacterias that don't die at 100C)
Oct 15th, 2006 9:10 pm
He was talking about fans. If it is a filter and if it is dirty enough, just replace it.