Get Rid of Kitchen Smells After Cooking
Onions, garlic, and different herbs and spices might smell very appetizing, but you don’t want the smell lingering in your home long after the meal. Don’t let that garlic-heavy Saturday night dinner linger into your Sunday morning. That’s why we’re going to share with you our tried-and-tested tips on how to get rid of kitchen smells. Let’s get started.
Close Bedroom and Other Doors While Cooking
The fires step in the get rid of kitchen smells is to prevent them from spreading across your house. If there’s one material that readily absorbs odor, it’s fabric. That’s why we highly recommend keeping bedroom and closet doors closed while you’re cooking. In this way, you won’t have your sheets and clothes smelling like last night’s dinner.
Clean up Immediately
Another thing that can get absorbed quickly is grease, and it’s way harder to clean up than you think especially in fabrics and other absorbent surfaces. We understand how tiring it could be to clean up your mess after a long and tiring night of cooking, especially after a really pleasant meal when all you want to do is nod off, but do yourself a favor and clean up immediately. In this way, you won’t wake up to a sink full of greasy and smelly dishes with their odor filling up the whole room.
Simmer Your Favorite Spices
It is suggested that you can use a scented candle as a kitchen odor eliminator, but here’s a more interesting (and sinfully delicious) technique: allow your favorite spices like cinnamon sticks and citrus peels to simmer in water until it fills the entire room with their scent and efficiently mask the smell that you want to mask.
Use Natural Odor Eliminators
Continuing with our DIY kitchen odor removal techniques, here are three more ingredients that you can use. It’s very easy to do as well. All you need to do is to leave a cup of vinegar, baking soda, or coffee grounds uncovered on top of your kitchen counter overnight. They will help the odors trapped in your kitchen to dissipate come morning.
In fact, here’s a pro tip: leave it in places where it smells the strongest. It will function as a natural kitchen odor absorber, especially baking soda.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Finally, the best way to remove cooking odors is to make sure that they don’t get trapped in the first place. There are different ways to improve the ventilation of your kitchen:
- Open your windows, especially when cooking. This will help all that strong smell to escape and allow fresh air to come in. Having box fans in your kitchen will also promote good air circulation.
- Install a good window fan. If you need something more powerful than an open window, then a properly positioned window fan should do the trick.
- Install an electric chimney. Aside from an exhaust fan, you can also install an electric chimney which is essentially similar to one, only that it’s more efficient and it’s equipped with filters that can absorb grease.
- Get an air purifier. Lastly, you can always get an actual air purifier to get rid not just of pesky kitchen odors, but of pet smells, and other scent-related issues in your home.
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