The kitchen is a place that should always refer to cleanliness and hygiene, so the bad smell in the kitchen, besides being unpleasant, it is not welcome at all. After all, bad odors can be signs that there’s something rotten or dirty there.
In view of this, we have selected practical tips for you to eliminate the food smell after cooking and keep your kitchen smelling good with some basic care.
How to get rid of the smell of food
After preparing a meal, the kitchen usually has a strong smell of the food that has been prepared.
Using a room deodorizer can be a good alternative, but many people prefer to hand use them because mixing the scent of the product with the smell of food can result in an even more unpleasant odor.
To eliminate the smell of food without having to add another aroma to the environment, it is necessary to use the secrets of experienced housewives. Check 3 tricks to get rid of the smell of food in the kitchen for good:
- Put some vinegar in a jar and keep it in a safe place in the kitchen where no one can spill it. Vinegar helps to soften odors that are released during cooking;
- To get the fishy smell out of the kitchen, boil sliced lemons or squeezed lemons in a milk jug during and after cooking the fish;
- So that the smell of frying doesn’t get so strong in your kitchen, put thin slices of apple in the oil while it heats up and wait until they turn brown, then take them out and fry what you want.
How to keep your kitchen odor free
So that your kitchen is always odor free, it is important to be careful with food leftovers, expired food and food scattered on the stove and on the floor during meal preparation.
One of the important steps to have a fragrant kitchen is always throwing out organic waste. Garbage that rots in the trash can makes your kitchen smelly every time you open it. So, if you can, throw the trash out daily.
Another important tip is that you should always check the shelf life of food in the fridge and check if there are any that are already broken or close to breaking. Rotted and expired food in the refrigerator causes a bad smell and should be thrown away. After all, no one likes to open the fridge and leave the whole house with that horrible smell of rotten food.
take care of kitchen cleaning is also essential. While using the stove, be on the lookout for small pieces of food or sauce spills that could fall onto the floor, sink, and stove. If you prefer, protect the stove with aluminum foil to facilitate cleaning. At the end of food preparation, make sure the floor is free of food.
Finally, don’t let dishes accumulate in the sink. Dirty dishes in the sink, especially if you have food leftovers, in addition to attracting cockroaches, leave an unpleasant smell in the kitchen. So wash your dishes and throw away leftover food as soon as you finish your meal. Also take care of your dishwasher, cleaning it regularly to avoid bad smells.
If you follow these tips, your kitchen will always be clean, fragrant and much more pleasant.
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