How To Get Rid Of Cooking Smells
Fried onion. Spicy curry. Broiled fish. These are just some of the food odors that smell great when they are served but so awful the next day when the smell lingers.
What can you do to minimize pungent cooking odors?
Clean your kitchen regularly
Keep your kitchen clean. Wipe the floor and make sure that the refrigerator and shelves are tidy.
Remember to wash your trash can, sometimes it is not the trash that smells but the trashcan itself.
Also, wipe up spills on the stove and countertop, and wash all dirty cooking pans as soon as possible, keep your sink clean and get rid of dish sponges if they start to smell.
Close bedroom and closet doors while cooking
Close bedroom and closet doors before cooking anything smelly or greasy. This ensures that the space you sleep in has fresh air and your clothes don’t have any unpleasant smell when you go to work.
Leave a bowl of vinegar, baking soda, or coffee grounds on the counter overnight
To eliminate odors, put a bowl filled with white vinegar, baking soda or coffee grounds on the counter before you go to bed. Any of these three will naturally dissipate any remaining cooking smells by the morning.
Ventilate whenever you can
Open the windows and let the unpleasant smells go outside.
If you have a vent over the stove, don’t hesitate to use it! Turn your AC on and make sure its filters are changed regularly. It is important to keep your HVAC clean and breath fresh air.