The kitchen is usually one of the places in the house where bad odors condense. Be it in the fridge, the sink, the garbage, the oven or the environment itself, there is always some unpleasant smell to combat. With these 7 tricks to eliminate bad smells in the kitchen, entering it will be a pleasure, even if you have just finished frying!
The secret in most cases is the lemon , this nutritious and complete fruit. We have already taught you 9 uses for lemon peel, today we will see how to use it, along with other products, to eliminate bad smells in the kitchen.
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1st trick: Microwave oven
This trick works with any citrus fruit. We take a glass container that can go in the microwave, and put a large lemon, or an orange or half a grapefruit, chopped inside. Then we fill the container with hot water halfway. We put the container in the microwave, and cook for 5 minutes. If at the end of the 5 minutes the smell is not gone, we continue for 1 or 2 more minutes. In addition, the steam will help us clean difficult splashes from the walls or the oven door.
2nd trick: Traditional oven
We can combat the bad smell of the oven by cleaning it with water and vinegar, then we squeeze half a lemon in a glass of boiling water and put it inside the oven. We can also boil the peel of a lemon, put the still hot water in a glass and leave it for a few hours in the oven.
Trick 3: Refrigerator
To eliminate bad smells from the fridge, we have several tips:
To keep the refrigerator clean and odor-free, it is advisable to clean it with water and vinegar.
Put a bowl of cut citrus fruits (lemons or oranges) on the back of the fridge, against the back wall. We can use the lemons or oranges already squeezed, or put new ones. In a couple of days the smells will disappear, and in their place there will be a fresh perfume.
Leave a glass of baking soda at the corner of the fridge, as it absorbs odors.
Don’t throw away the empty coffee container; if you put it in a corner of the fridge, it will absorb odors. You can also use the leftover coffee already made.
4th trick: Garbage
The easiest way to avoid the bad smell coming from the garbage is… take out the garbage! Of course, we can also take some precautions to prevent the bad smell from forming, such as sprinkling the bottom of the bag with baking soda, or putting a few pieces of lemon. If what smells is the cube, we can wash it with a solution of 4 parts of water and one of lemon juice.
5th trick: Dishwasher
To avoid bad smells in the dishwasher, put the dishes inside without food residues. Once the wash cycle is finished, leave the door open for a while and go over the inside with a sponge soaked in water and vinegar. Put half a fresh lemon inside the dishwasher, and every so often, run an empty wash cycle with vinegar and baking soda.
6th trick: Smell of fried
If you want to reduce the smell of fried, before starting to fry add lemon peel to the pan with the oil. You can also cut an apple and dip a slice in the oil; when it turns black, you change the slice. Once you have finished frying, wash the pots and the kitchen immediately. If the smell is particularly persistent, bring a saucepan of water with vinegar and some orange peels to a boil.
7th trick: Sink
If even when the sink is empty and clean you still smell a bad smell, there is most likely a clog. There are many remedies, either with industrial products or with home remedies, surely more ecological:
Heat a little vinegar until very hot, and add a mixture of coarse salt and baking soda, and immediately pour it into the sink. This mixture immediately turns white and forms bubbles, it is the effect of the reaction between the products that we have added and the soap or substances that are clogging the sink. Leave it to act for about 20 minutes and then run the tap water.
Mix half a cup of cold water with half a cup of bleach. Pour the mixture into the sink and let it rest covered with the stopper. Leave it to act for about 20 minutes and then run the tap water.
To eliminate bad smells from your home is using liquefied orange or lemon peels and boiled with water. Pour the hot liquid into the sink, the perfume will last all day.
What do you think of these tricks to keep the kitchen free of bad odors? Surely you also have a secret, will you tell us?