Nine Tips for Reducing Lingering Odors in the Kitchen #HealthierHome

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Have you ever fried bacon on the stove top for breakfast and smelled it all day and night? If their is one thing we don’t like it’s lingering odors. We’ve come up with a list of nine things we do in our home to help combat odors in our home, specifically in the kitchen.

Here are nine tips for reducing lingering odors in the kitchen:

1. If you have a window in the kitchen and you know you’ll be cooking something that will leave a lingering smell like bacon, open the window.

2. Always use the exhaust fan when cooking. Turn it on before you start cooking.

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3. Remove rubber piece from sink drain and clean the bottom of it. Most of the smell comes from that.

4. Spray a mix of vinegar and lemon juice into the garbage disposal and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Then run hot water and the disposal for at least 15-20 seconds.

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5. Use Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter. Change per instructions every 3 months. The Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter is the most effective carbon filter for removing household odors, beginning just minutes after furnace fans are turned on. Some of those household odors can be cause from cooking, tobacco smoke, pets, mildew and cleaning chemicals.

6. This is a no brainer, but remove your trash frequently from the kitchen. Don’t wait until it starts to stink.

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7. Cook stove top potpourri; 2 cups of water, 1 fresh lemon, a few sprigs of fresh mint. Bring to a boil and reduce to low. Let it simmer on the stovetop for hours (make sure water remains in the pot–refill with water when needed.)

8. Clean out your refrigerator on the first of each month. Go through and make sure you aren’t storing spoiled food that will eventually turn into a science project!

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9. Keep baking soda in a bowl in the refrigerator to keep it smelling fresh and odorless.

I hope you found these tips for reducing lingering odors in the kitchen helpful. Do you have any other tips or tricks that you use to help reduce odors in your home? Leave a comment below and let us know what they are!

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  1. Great ideas! Why didn’t I think of a cute bowl for the frig? I need those odor reduction filters!

    • Thanks Debbie! The best part is that I recycle the baking soda after its been sitting in the fridge for a week or two and place it in with my towels and a cup of vinegar to freshen and soften them up! 🙂

  2. We always use baking soda. These are great tips!

  3. These are great tips! I always forget to use the exhaust fan. Pinned this so I can refer back to it!

  4. Awesome post! We are dealing with a smelly issue at our house right now … Mr or Miss (not in the mood to ask it’s sex) Skunk has been visiting our neighborhood at tad too much for my taste!

  5. I need to do this immediately – scents stick around in this place!

  6. Great tips!! The kitchen can definitely be the smelliest room in the house!

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