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How To Get Rid of Pungent Cooking Odours

No matter how mouthwatering your dishes are, they tend to leave unpleasant cooking odours that lingers around your home. Especially if you’re frying something.

How To Get Rid of Pungent Cooking Odours

Cooking smells can be some of the most pesky to get rid of and here are some inexpensive simple ideas to minimise the pesky cooking odours.

1. Close The Doors

Close The Doors

If your kitchen comes with a door, then you should keep it shut so that the grease and odours will be confined in one area and not spreading to the rest of the house. Also, close the doors of your bedroom, bathroom and wardrobe before cooking so that your bed and clothes will not absorbs odours and grease. Fabric readily absorbs odours and grease and you can’t clean them easily unless you’re giving it a wash.

2. Open All The Windows

Open All The Windows

To get the odours out of your house as quick as possible, you’ll have to open all the windows to allow air ventilation. If you have a vent over your stove, don’t forget to switch it on! You can always turn on the fan to push the odours outside.

3. Simmer Your Favourite Spices

Simmer Your Favourite Spices

Create your own natural air freshener by simmering some pleasant-smelling spices like citrus peels and cinnamon sticks on the stove to mask any lingering cooking odours.

4. Brew Some Coffee

Brew Some Coffee

Alternatively, you can grind some coffee beans and brew a nice cup of coffee to fill your home with a pleasant aroma.

5. Bake Some Aromatic Pastries

Bake Some Aromatic Pastries

Baking will usually fill your house with the aroma of the fresh pastries. In this case, you can bake anything from bread, cookies or pies which will override the unpleasant cooking smell.

6. Light Some Scented Candles

Light Some Scented Candles

Scented candles helps to eliminate odours around the house if you choose the right scent like vanilla scented.

7. Leave Baking Soda, White Vinegar or Coffee Grounds Overnight

Leave Baking Soda, White Vinegar or Coffee Grounds Overnight

To absorb stubborn odours, leave a small bowl of baking soda, white vinegar or coffee grounds on the kitchen countertop overnight. Any of these will naturally dissipate any remaining cooking smell and you will wake up to a neutral smelling house the next day.

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