The kitchen is generally the central part of the house and as a result, it will become a source of bad odors and all kinds of bacteria and germs. The bad odors are found everywhere, from kitchen cabinets to large appliances. The good news is that it’s very easy to get rid of persistent odors without having to use synthetic perfumes and deodorant aerosols! Follow this simple tips if you want to remove persistent smells from the kitchen.
Use orange peel to remove bad odors
The smells of the previous supper you served the other day still persist in your kitchen? Use the orange peel to replace the bad odor with a more pleasant one. If the smell seems to fade, it is not necessary to take drastic measures. You can try this next unique tip: put a slice of bread in the toaster, to absorb the penetrating odor. Just make sure that the bread does not burn. You can take the following steps:
- Step 1 – Peel the oranges. If you want to remove the smell from your fingers, you should rub them on your fingers where there is a lingering smell of smoke
- Step 2 – Fill a large pot of water and bring the water to boil
- Step 3 – Boil the orange peels to release the perfume into the air to combat the smell. Try to keep it boiling for 10 minutes
- Step 4 – Remove the peels from the water when the water has cooled. Place the peels in bowls and position the bowls around the house
Do not forget to clean the ranged hood
The range hood is not just a simple decorative element; it’s actually very effective at removing persistent odors. As the ranged hood does not wash we need to clean it regularly in order to get rid of the fat deposited on the grid. Consider cleaning it with a cloth soaked in white vinegar. This technique is both effective, economical and perfectly hygienic. In order to clean it efficiently, you have to remember:
- Plastic or vinyl hood – You should use an all-purpose cleaner or warm soapy water
- Stainless-steel – You should use warm soapy water
- Copper – Use a special cleaning formula that is specially made for copper appliances
If there is dirt underneath the hood, you need to use the power of steam. Therefore, you have to fill large pot three-quarters of the way with water. Bring it to boil, uncovered, on the stove pot and keep it boiling for a half hour or more. Let the steam soak into the crud and watch the dirt drip from the inside.
Your fridge smells bad? Try baking soda or coffee grounds
The first thing that you need to do is, of course, to identify the cause of bad odors and remove it. Baking soda is really effective at absorbing odors. To prevent bad odors from appearing in your fridge, keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator. To remove even the strongest odors, replace the baking soda with a cup of coffee, freshly ground preferably and keep it in the fridge for a few days. In order to avoid this from ever happening, you should try:
- Keep fresh foods visible
- Use airtight containers
- Label and date leftovers
Purify the air
Open doors and kitchen windows to allow air to circulate. Place a portable air purifier near a window, door or if there’s space available near the fridge. The air purifier will remove harmful contaminants from the air, as well as dirt and bacteria that may be responsible for causing bad odors in the room. If you are considering such a device, head over to a reviews website and check some ratings in order to see which air purifiers are better rated by consumers and professionals alike.
When reading air purifier reviews, there are a couple of factors that you need to consider. If you don’t do a thorough research, you might spend a lot of money on one of the top rated air purifiers, only to discover that it is not suitable for the size of the room where you want to use it. So the first thing that you must look for in an air purifier is the recommended room size.
Moreover, if you buy it for removing unpleasant odors, make sure that it has a carbon filter. Not all air purifiers have carbon filters. Air purifiers suitable for allergens only have a HEPA filter. There are also some top rated air purifiers which have a HEPA filter, along with a carbon filter, an air ionizer and other types of filtration media as well. So buy one suitable for your specific needs.
If you are struggling to remove mold spores from walls and kitchen cabinets, a simple air purifier doesn’t have the power to get rid of mold. Consider lowering the humidity in the house with the help of a dehumidifier. Research and choose a dehumidifier suitable for the size of your kitchen. This way, the dehumidifier will help prevent mold from spreading throughout the kitchen and other rooms. When researching home dehumidifier ratings, look for devices which are easy to use and easy to move around. It is very important for the dehumidifier to be portable, especially if you also have humidity problems in other ares of your home.