The kitchen is filled with odors, both good and bad. To remove the bad kitchen odors from cooking, trash cans, dishwashers and sinks, try these tips.
How To Remove Cooking Odors From Kitchen
The fish you cooked last night was delicious, but leftover fish cooking odor is not want you want to smell the following morning when eating breakfast. Remove fish odor or other unpleasant cooking odors from the kitchen with this tip – In a small sauce pan, mix three tablespoons of white vinegar and one cup of water. Boil the mixture for several minutes on stove top. The vinegar is acidic and cooking odors are alkaline. Acidic neutralizes alkaline.
How To Remove Trash Can Odors
The trash can is a must in a kitchen, but the trash can odor can overwhelm a kitchen. At the first whiff of a bad odor coming from the kitchen trash can, empty the can, then wipe out the inside (under the lid or rim too) with a wet paper towel. Use a spray cleaner if needed to remove all odor causing debris from inside the trash can. Allow the trash can to dry, then spray the trash can with a disinfecting spray (like Lysol). Let dry again and replace trash can liner. Do this once per week and it will keep trash can odors at bay.
How To Remove Kitchen Odors From Dishwasher
Food particles become trapped in the bottom filter of the dishwasher and will begin to stink. Remove the food particles and remove the odor. Use a paper towel and wipe the dishwasher filter clean (pull out bottom rack to access), then run an empty dishwasher on a ‘rinse only’ cycle to wash away any remaining debris. After the rinse only cycle, leave the dishwasher door open and allow it to air dry.
How To Remove Odors From Kitchen Sink
The usual odor causing culprit in the kitchen sink is food debris in the pipes or garbage disposal. If the kitchen sink does not have a garbage disposal, pour half a cup of baking soda down the sink drain followed by one cup of white vinegar. The mixture will bubble and fizz, removing food particles and odors. After the fizzing stops, run hot water down the sink drain.
If the sink does have a garbage disposal, clean it by tossing in a few ice cubes and running the garbage disposal. Follow the ice grinding with the baking soda and vinegar treatment to remove odors.