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Home Maintenance  /  August 27, 2018

5 Affordable and Easy Tips to Deal With Cooking Odors

A delicious home-cooked meal is one of the best things in life. Unfortunately, some cooking odors can overstay their welcome. Today, Handyman Connection® of Matthews will provide simple and effective tips that will help you get rid of unwanted cooking odors from dishes like broiled fish or curry:

A Bowl of Coffee Grounds, Vinegar or Baking Soda

Unpleasant cooking odors can disappear if you leave a bowl of one of these items overnight. This is because vinegar, baking soda and coffee grounds can absorb and dissipate the odors in your kitchen, leaving it smelling fresh and clean.

Ventilate Your Kitchen

Natural or mechanical ventilation will get rid of cooking odors. You can simply keep a window open, use an air filter or turn on the vent above your stove. Ventilation will get rid of odors and pollutants, refreshing your indoor air. As a bonus, opening your kitchen windows will also provide sunlight and might even invite a breeze.

Simmer Pleasant Smelling Spices

Cloves, citrus peels and cinnamon sticks are all-natural air fresheners that can counteract cooking odors. Put one of these items in a pot of boiling water and simmer it for about 30 minutes. The pleasant smell will soon fill your kitchen.

Close Your Bedroom and Closet Doors When You Cook

Some cooking odors can stay on fabric and make it smell greasy. The odor can persist for a while, so it’s best to prevent this from happening. Close your closet and bedroom doors when you cook and your bed sheets, pillows and clothes will stay smelling fresh.

Clean Your Kitchen Frequently

Wiping splatters and cleaning your greasy cooking pans can have a large impact on reducing cooking odors. Frequent and regular cleaning prevents odors from lingering in your kitchen, and also makes the room look and feel more appealing. Besides, dirty cooking implements and dishes invite ants, cockroaches and other pests.

These tips can make spending time in your kitchen much more pleasant by minimizing and removing pungent cooking odors. Handyman Connection of Matthews can help you with our home maintenance services. Call us at (704) 255-5626 or contact us here to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.

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