4 Ways to Keep The Stink Out of Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the hub of many contemporary homes. Once a place reserved just for meal preparation and cleanup, the kitchen is now a homework station, a favorite family meeting spot, and, of course, THE place to entertain guests. There are a lot of design tactics that will make your kitchen more comfortable for your family and guests, but there’s one thing that will make people run from the room: kitchen odor. Whether coming from your trash can, garbage disposal or refrigerator, kitchen odors can make even the most well-designed spaces less welcoming.
Food prep odors
Love preparing seafood but hate the fishy smell it leaves behind? Try putting a small bowl of white vinegar next to the stove and leaving it out for several hours. This will neutralize the smell. If you want to skip the vinegar method because it has its own strong scent, try something aromatic – like boiling vinegar with cinnamon and cloves.
Throwing away leftovers and old foods once they start to smell is one way to keep your refrigerator appetizing, but even fresh foods can cause a stink. Keep a large, open box of baking soda on one of the shelves in your fridge. It’s alkaline, meaning it has a pH level above 7, so it neutralizes acids and acid odors. You can also mix baking soda with some water and use it as a mild, safe cleanser when scrubbing your refrigerator.
Nothing stinks up the kitchen faster than garbage odor, but you can stop the stench with Glad Kitchen OdorShield® scented trash bags. There’s even two new irresistible scents from Gain— Original and Island Fresh— to keep your kitchen clean and provide continuous odor neutralization. (Check out the video above!)
Garbage disposal odors
What you put down your garbage disposal has an impact on the way the rest of your kitchen smells – especially since you can’t often see what is lingering down there. Use the rinds of citrus fruits like limes, lemons and oranges to keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh —and to keep the blades sharp. You also want to avoid grinding up meat and poultry bones as well as seafood shells since they are sure to stink up your disposal.
How do you keep your kitchen smelling fresh?