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October 28, 2012 6:36 PM Subscribe
I rent an apartment. I like to cook. My kitchen is more-or-less (see below) unventilated. So I have grease everywhere. What can I do?
posted by novalis_dt to home & garden (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My apartment's kitchen has the world's stupidest ventilation system -- the only ventilation is an exhaust fan above the range which exhausts directly into a cabinet, with no connection whatsoever to the outdoors. Turn on the fan, and the cabinet doors blow slightly open. There are no windows in the kitchen. The landlord, unsurprisingly, doesn't give a shit, and I'm not handy enough to do any ductwork myself.
As a result of this ventilation system, every surface in my kitchen quickly becomes coated with a fine layer of grease. Silicone spatulae and glass jars seem to be the worst-affected, but really, it's gross all around.
Is there anything I can do to mitigate this? Like maybe there's something that's oleophilic that I can just hang up that will catch all the floating grease and then I can put it through the washing machine? Or some other solution I am not thinking of?