Everyone will have to deal with kitchen odors from time to time. There are several simple things that you can do to help keep bad odors under control and at bay.
1. Fight off bad cooking smells
Some foods have smells that linger long after they have been prepared and eaten. If you have a lingering odor from fish or other odoriferous foods, you can mix 3 tablespoons of vinegar together with 1 cup of water, pouring the mixture into a saucepan on your stove. Bring it to a boil, and allow it to boil for a few minutes. The acidic nature of vinegar neutralizes odors because odors are alkaline.
2. Attend to the garbage can
The smell of trash can quickly pervade the room. When you smell it, immediately empty your garbage can. Then, wipe away any debris that is left behind inside using a wet paper towel. Spray both the inside and outside of the can with a disinfectant spray, allowing it to dry. Doing this once weekly can help to minimize any bad smells from trash.
3. Freshen your appliances
When you use a dishwasher, food particles left behind in the machine may start to smell. You can use a paper towel to wipe away bits of food left in the filter. After that, run a rinse cycle while the machine is empty. When it is finished, leave the door open so that the dishwasher can air out.
If your refrigerator or freezer are smelly, clean them out and throw away old leftovers and old ice cubes. Using a soapy sponge, wipe away spills and rinse off the soap. You can pour a little fresh baking soda into small containers that are covered in plastic with holes punched in the wrap. Put these dishes on the shelves to keep refrigerator and freezer odors at bay for up to 3 months.
4. Getting rid of sink odors
Sink odors are caused by food particles in your pipes or in the garbage disposal. You can clean the garbage disposal’s blades by grinding up ice cubes. Then, rinse off the rubber gasket and finish by pouring 1/2 cup of baking soda into it while running warm water from the tap.
5. Fight smells before they start
If you have an oven spill, you can sprinkle salt over it while it is fresh. This helps to make it easier for you to clean it up while also keeping smells at bay. Freshen your garbage disposal with ice cubes and vinegar, and place a sachet in your trash can.
Kitchen odors are an annoyance, but they are easy to prevent by following these simple steps. If you are thinking about updating your kitchen or would like some more ideas, call Flemington Granite today or fill out your information in our contact form.