The smell of a freshly cooked meal can be a heavenly experience. But sometimes that pleasant food odour lingers on for longer than we would like it too. Yes, garlic baked salmon is quite delicious but no, you do not want to keep on smelling it long after it has been consumed. This situation can be even more unpleasant in open-plan homes in which the kitchen and the living area are part of one big room. If you do not find a way to tame all these potent smells, your sofa may soon start oozing a fishy odour, for instance. That will leave you no other choice but to regularly use thorough upholstery cleaning services in London. While that is something you need to do anyway every few months to maintain your furniture pieces in a tip-top condition, it does not change the fact that you still need to find a way how to cope with stinky food situations in the kitchen caused by:
- Garlic and onions
- Spoiled food
Some of the fantastic tips we will offer in this guide can even serve as universal solutions against lasting and strong odours caused by almost all types of foods and cooking methods.
Fight fire with fire
The fastest way to banish any smell is by covering it with a different, more pleasant one. By that, we do not mean that you should use an air-freshener spray. Just put something else on the stove or in the oven. For instance, you can boil the peels of citrus fruit such as an orange or lemon or roast coffee beans. If you fear that by doing so, you will run your electricity bill to a stratospheric level, take a few cotton swabs and soak them in a vanilla solution. After that, place them at strategic locations around the kitchen.
Make the most of your exhaust fan
If you have an exhaust fan, use it. If you don’t, install one if the layout of your kitchen allows for it. Pick a powerful model that can suck out pesky smells out of the kitchen and at the same time do a good job at moving the air around the room.
Clean your oven regularly
Food debris, oil and grime build-up on your oven can both shorten the lifespan of the appliance and fill up your kitchen with smoke every time you use it. To avoid that, simply clean and wipe any spills and splashes as soon as they occur. Leaving them to dry will only make this task more difficult than it has to be and that is often a recipe for further procrastination.
Do the same with the fridge
Cleaning your refrigerator every single week may sound like a nightmare for some but that will allow you to spot spoilt food before it stinks up the insides of this appliance. Also, wiping the racks and compartments in it will prevent smells from building up and lingering on. Once that happens, it can be hard to reverse.