Debbie asked: How do I clean a copper vent hood over the stove? It has built up grease and dust on the vent hood. I don’t know how to approach cleaning it. I don’t want to ruin the shine that was once there.
If your copper hood has a lacquer finish, contact the manufacturer to determine the best cleaning technique. If the copper hood is not lacquered, the following technique will clean, polish, and restore the shine.
You Will Need:
- Bar Keepers Friend Copper Cleaner
- Soft cloths
Steps to Remove the Dirt:
- Wipe the hood with a wet cloth to moisten it.
- Sprinkle any horizontal surfaces with copper cleaner.
- Gently rub the cleaner over the hood, ensuring all surfaces are covered with the moist paste.
- Allow it to sit for a few minutes or as directed on the product label.
- Use a clean cloth to clean the copper. Repeat until all cleaner has been removed.
- Finish by polishing to a shine with a clean soft cloth.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If you choose a liquid copper polish, there’s no need to pre-wet the copper unless the label directions require it.
- One site user wrote in (Thanks!) to let us know that De-Solv-It worked well om their vent hood to remove grease buildup and dirt without removing the patina of the copper. They recommend spraying the product on, letting it sit for a few minutes to soak, then gently wiping off the grease and dirt with a sponge.