Unpleasant smells coming from the kitchen are a common problem to which homemakers have to pay special attention. Even after cleaning the kitchen, the smell of food or other unpleasant smells often spread throughout the rest of the home. Having to clean and deodorize after cooking makes it a more burdensome task. We’ve compiled a list of simple techniques to help you effortlessly eliminate residual food odors.
1. Stay on Top of Your Trash In the kitchen, you should have separate bins for wet and dry waste. Don’t mix your garbage together because the smell and moisture from food scraps will turn dry waste into wet, smelly garbage. This will also make it hard to be separated at the landfill. After separating your trash, wet garbage should be disposed of properly after you finish cooking––even if the trash is not full. Don’t let it sit too long in the kitchen and make sure to clean the surfaces of your trash bin regularly with PiPPER STANDARD Multi-Purpose Cleaner. By keeping up with your trash and properly disposing of it, it will help to reduce the odors in your kitchen.
2. Keep Sink Drainpipes Clear Although it is important to keep your sink’s surface clean, a lot of smells often come from the pipes below it. You can help to get rid of the odors coming from the pipes by sprinkling a good amount of baking soda in the drain, and then pouring vinegar down it. This will create bubbles that will eat away at whatever may be in your drainage pipe. Let it sit for a while and then pour hot water down the sink to clear it out. This will leave your drain cleaner and less likely to hold residual foods that can cause odors. Another good practice is to always make sure that your sink is dry after use.
3. Wash Kitchen Utensils and Appliances After Use Immediately washing kitchen utensils and appliances after use makes removing food remnants and stains much easier. By cleaning them directly after use, it also helps to avoid unpleasant smells that drift into areas close to the kitchen. Switching to natural cleaning products is another way to reduce kitchen smells, as they don’t produce chemical odors while using or leave chemical residue behind. It’s always a good idea to keep chemicals out of the kitchen so they don’t end up on the food we put into our bodies!
4. Boil a Natural Herbal Air Deodorizer Another easy way to quickly get rid of bad odors in the kitchen is to make a DIY herbal deodorizer. Bring water to a boil, mix in vinegar, and add lemon wedges or an orange peel for fragrance. Allow the mixture to boil as you are cooking, and the evaporated steam will help to reduce the strength of food odors from cooking.
5. Make Sure Your Refrigerator is Clean and Tidy The refrigerator is an important part of the home we frequent often, and if not cleaned regularly, it can emit bad odors. The mix of fresh and dry foods in a moist, narrow space can create a bad smell. Therefore, we recommend putting charcoal, dried tea leaves or coffee grounds inside to keep it smelling clean and fresh. These can help to absorb moisture and reduce odors in the refrigerator. You can also use natural cleaning products such as chemical-free dishwashing liquids and multi-purpose cleaners to clean the shelves and walls of your refrigerator. This can help to reduce odors, and most importantly, it does not leave chemical residue behind that could contaminate the food inside. When you clean your refrigerator, it is also a good practice to check for, and expose of, expired or spoiled products.
Kitchen cleaning should be done regularly in order to avoid odors in your home. Begin with these simple tips so that you can enjoy cooking at home without worrying about irritating odors that may stick around after you’re done!
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