I'm OCD about my food and won't eat at certain restaurants so imagine when I looked up while cooking and saw this!
If your like me and are grossed out easy (and hate hardcore scrubbing) use this little trick to make it like brand new.
Here's what you need:
Large pot of water & 1/2 cup of baking soda
Here's where its optional and really up to you, If your pot is big enough for the filter to fit in then you can dip it in the pot (and dump it outside to save your drain) OR if your pot isn't big enough you can use something else. (I had to use the bathtub)
Ok so once your water is boiling SLOWLY and I mean SLOWLY add the baking soda. It will fizz up but quickly settles.
Then dip and hold (or poor it over the filter) and be amazed at the nastiness you've been cooking under.
Once it has sat for a little bit (the water cools) you can rinse with hot water, shake most of the excess water off and put it back in the stove hood to air dry.
Your using the pot method then hold it for about 3-5 mintues each spot then rinse with hot water when your done.
Mine was stained so it doesn't look brand new but if you still have build-up on yours, you can repeat the entire process and it should get it completely off.
Happy Cleaning (: