Effective Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Cooking Smells

Some dishes, no matter how scrumptious, can leave an unpleasant cooking odor on you and your home. Common ingredients like onions, fish, and most fried foods are particularly bothersome. Get rid of lingering smells throughout your home with these tips from Handyman Connection of Knightdale:

Cooking Smells

Ventilate As Much As You Can

The best and easiest way to avoid odors in the kitchen is to air the space out as soon as possible. If you have a vent over the stove, make sure to use it while cooking. Otherwise, you can use an air filter to remove the greasy, cooking smells from the air. Even opening your windows can go a long way to pushing the odors out, especially if you set up a fan pointing outside.

Simmer Your Favorite Spice

Pleasant-smelling spices such as cloves, cinnamon sticks, and citrus peels can introduce fragrant scents to your kitchen. Simmer them in some water on the stove for an all-natural and inexpensive air freshener that can effectively mask any lingering cooking odors. Choose a whole spice that you like and keep your kitchen smelling great all year long.

Leave a Bowl on the Counter Overnight

Common kitchen items like vinegar, baking soda, and coffee grounds can help absorb and eliminate stubborn kitchen odors. Leave a small bowl filled with white vinegar, coffee grounds, or baking soda on your kitchen counter before going to bed. These three will naturally dissipate any cooking smells by morning, leaving your kitchen fresh for the day.

Handyman Connection of Knightdale can offer you more expert tips and suggestions to ensure that your kitchen stays in excellent condition. We also provide kitchen remodeling and various maintenance and installation services to preserve your home’s beauty. Contact us at (919) 424-3344 to learn more about our different products and services. You can also request a free estimate.


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