Few things are more frustrating than a kitchen odor that seems to linger for days on end. As eliminating kitchen odors is no easy task and seems to stump us on a regular basis, let’s talk solutions, solutions for when you finally pinpoint the source of the odor that is. We have highlighted three of the best kitchen odor eliminating products and DIY tricks:
1. Fight Kitchen Odors with Kitchen Items
White Vinegar – For odors that stem from leftover foods, kitchen sinks, and food carriers for example, there’s nothing a little white vinegar can’t fix. One method includes freezing ice cubes out of white vinegar and washing them down the smelly kitchen sink with the water running. A second method entails mixing one cup of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar followed by letting the sitting, boiling mixture soak up the kitchen odors.
Lemon Slices – Your kitchen cleaning products don’t have a lemon citrus scent for no reason, lemon itself is a great alternative for removing lingering food odors! Feel free to use lemon juice, lemon water, or lemon slices.
2. Oreck Odor Eliminating Candles
If you’re not keen to cleaning, try an odor eliminating candle! Pure Air candles, created by David Oreck, are made from soy and vegetable wax. The natural wax blend burns longer and cleaner than the typical, paraffin candle does. Between the wax blend and wide wick, fragrance can be dispensed throughout an entire room and combat kitchen odors immediately.
Pure Air Candles remove kitchen odors by completely eliminating odor molecules in the air. These candles can target kitchen odors, as well as other home odors like smoke or pet odors. And unlike harmful cleaning products, Pure Air odor eliminating candles are perfectly safe to burn near your small children and pets (just place them somewhere out of reach from those paws and small hands!). These soy scented candles can be purchased online in various scents.
3. Arm & Hammer Products
At least half of the unwanted kitchen odors we encounter stem from some sort of food waste or storage item. Easily deodorizing the entire kitchen is low cost and effective if done with the help of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Baking soda is the ultimate multi purpose odor remover. Here are some options, among many others:
Place a few bowls of Arm & Hammer baking soda in the room or kitchen area where you are have odor problems. This method is often done to eliminate odors stemming from the refrigerator, if you don’t want to dirty a bowl, simply open the box and place it in the fridge.
Use baking soda by sprinkling it into trash bins or onto cooking surfaces, mix or rinse with water and wipe clean.
For dirty or relentlessly greasy dishes add the baking soda to your dish detergent.
- For dirty microwaves giving off odors of foods past, wipe down with water and baking soda.