5 Ways To Get Rid Of Nasty Kitchen Odours
Find out what our top 5 tips are to get rid of nasty kitchen odour.
Bake a batch of brownies
There’s no better natural kitchen deodoriser than a batch of baking brownies. The gorgeous chocolate and vanilla smell will enhance any kitchen – and your family will thank you for it.
Bake an air freshener
Don’t buy an air freshener when you can get rid of kitchen smells at a fraction of the cost with baked lemon. Simply slice 2 lemons, put them on a foil-lined baking tray and bake them in a low oven at 100°C for 60–90 minutes. To prolong the cleansing effect once the heat has been turned off, open the oven door and leave the lemons on the rack for a few hours.
Odour-killing drain cleaner
Using salt and bicarbonate of soda to unblock a drain will put an end to unpleasant smells at the same time. Pour 1/2 cup (100g) salt into the drain followed by 1/2 cup (90g) bicarbonate of soda. Then pour in a kettleful of boiling water and let the hard-working sodium freshen the drain.
In places where scraps of food gather, bacteria follow, thriving in the cracks and crevices deep inside a waste disposal unit. To keep unpleasant smells from wafting out of your unit, try grinding any of these super fresheners:
- Citrus peel – lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit.
- Two or three bunches of fresh mint.
TOP TIP: SPICE IN THE AIR
Liven up stale kitchen air by simmering a handful of whole cloves, 3–4 whole nutmegs, 4–5 cinnamon sticks and a few pieces of orange or lemon peel in a large pan of water for an hour. Strain the cooled liquid into spray bottles and spray in the kitchen or wherever the air could use a little freshening.