How to get rid of unpleasant odours in the kitchen: effective ways

Alina MilsentLife
How to remove unpleasant odours in the kitchen

Even with regular cleaning, it is difficult to avoid unpleasant odours in the kitchen. The main causes include burnt food or grease, stale vegetables, poor ventilation, mould on the ceiling or an overflowing bin.

Air fresheners only temporarily save the situation, and sometimes leave a pungent chemical trail. OBOZREVATEL offers effective life hacks made from natural, eco-friendly ingredients that will get rid of unpleasant odours in the kitchen.


Vinegar is widely used not only in cooking but also in the cleaning process. If the room smells of burnt fat after cooking or the room is filled with smoke, try pouring clean water with a little vinegar into a saucepan and boiling the solution over medium heat. Then pour the vinegar water into small containers (deep plates or cups) and place them around the perimeter of the kitchen. Vinegar acts as a quick odour neutraliser. For greater effect, you can add essential oil, lemon, rosemary or cinnamon sticks to the vinegar water.

Life hack with cinnamon

Boil cinnamon sticks in a saucepan for about five minutes and let them cool. The kitchen will instantly be filled with a pleasant aroma.

Citrus water

A quick way to fill the kitchen with a citrus scent is to place containers of water and zest around the room. You can use lemon or orange. However, this method will not help with the pungent smell of smoke or burnt fat.

Raw potatoes

If the pans or pots smell like burnt fat or food residue after cooking, you can try an interesting life hack. Cut raw potatoes into slices, place them on the bottom of the dish, sprinkle with salt and leave for several hours.

For coffee lovers

Coffee beans absorb odours well. If you want to fill your kitchen with a rich aroma, just put a bowl of coffee beans on the table.

By the way, if you make your own special aromatic sachets, you can forget about the persistent unpleasant smell for a long time. All you need is a small fabric bag that you can buy or sew. Read the article to find out which fragrant herbs are suitable for filling.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about different ways to make home fragrances, as well as special fragrances for the bathroom and toilet.

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