How clean is your hood
Oh how I wish to cry.
Dare I ask, fellow chowhounders, how clean is your hood & or the surrounding cabinet to the immediate left or right of it.
After months and hours, picking out the right tile, finding the right tilesetter, appliances, cfm, trim, etc, etc. 4 Years later and I am still defeated by my hood. I don't where the fault lies, ductwork is good *not the ideal run but that's just due to layout and it is what it is*, but there is only one short sweeping 90 degree in the run, etc.
The short story is, my hood sucks.
At least 2-3X a year, I am literrally sitting ontop of my burners, removing/breaking down as many pieces as I can, and will literally spend a good couple hours with some muscle cleaning it.
Baffles get cleaned every 2 weeks in the dishwasher.
There are some design flaws IMO in my POS Best Hood design, but certainly not to the paint that I think it's the inherent fault.
Just curious how Clean your hood is...
Finished my full blown cleaning cycle and even the top of the crown moulding is ontop of the stove if not to the left and right are slightly grimey...
I just took a look at mine and it is not bad at all. I have an IKEA hood that is flat across with lights inset and the filters exposed. Those go into the dishwasher every few weeks and the rest gets wiped down about once a month with GooBeGone and then soapy water. I used to have one of those large open hoods and it was a nightmare.
Twice a year, more if it gets really funky, or if I haven't had the steamy pasta pot boiling away for a while. I use wd40 (my hood is stainless), and just replace the baffles every other cleaning
Mine, a Prestige 42 x 27 over a 36" BS range, is pretty clean right now. After letting it go for 6 mos. (aside from throwing the baffles in the dishwasher every 2 or 3 weeks), I spent a couple hours last weekend giving it a good cleaning with degreaser inside and outside. It is a huge PIA, but what alternative is there? My cabinets and backsplash stay fairly clean due to the oversize and power of the hood.