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Home Improvement / June 21, 2018
The smell of something cooking in the kitchen can be one of the most pleasant things in your home, but at times, cooking smells simply overstay their welcome. This is especially true if you’ve cooked a strong-smelling dish. Our home maintenance experts share a few tips on getting rid of lingering cooking smells in your kitchen.
Air It Out
Cooking smells tend to linger because air gets stuck in the kitchen. You need to ventilate your kitchen to let stale indoor air out. Open multiple windows in your kitchen to let fresh air in and the cooking smells out. You should also pay attention to the range hood if you are a frequent fryer, since it’s responsible for venting out most of the smells that tend to stick around.
Another reason cooking smells stick around is because the food itself is left unattended. Always clean up after you are cooking, especially the prep surface and the sink. Small bits of food should be removed as soon as possible. You should also keep your stove free from grease and other food residue or cooking oil splatters.
Use Odor Absorbers
Some products can absorb unwanted smells in an area. Activated charcoal, white vinegar, baking soda, coffee grounds and other similar products can be placed in various parts of the kitchen to neutralize lingering cooking smells. This method is best done before going to bed when there’s no kitchen activity for several hours.
Replace Them With Pleasant Odors
Adding more smells to the kitchen may seem counterproductive, but certain scent sources such as cinnamon or citrus peels actually work because they are both pleasant and capable of masking other smells. Take note that their scent is mild; avoid using strong-smelling perfumes to get the job done.
If you’re still having problems with lingering cooking smells, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Handyman Connection is a leading provider of kitchen improvement solutions. Call us at (770) 727-8045 or fill out this online form to request a free quote.