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Making the home , especially the kitchen, smell nice

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sugar4eva Thu 27-Mar-14 22:20:38

Any tips apart from opening the windows daily? Kitchen often smells too foodie to me and would like it to smell nicer , especially as its part kitchen part living space with sofa in etc. thanks!

justmuddlingalong Thu 27-Mar-14 22:22:52

I leave a basin of hot water and stardrops/flash liquid in the sink for a wee while after cooking. The place smells nice and fresh.

imip Thu 27-Mar-14 22:24:16

I put zoflora in the sink neat, and rinse it out an hour later.

Rest of my house smells like shit though grin

notnowbernard Thu 27-Mar-14 22:25:12

I really don't think you can beat fresh air

If windows are opened daily that's all you need

Mrswellyboot Thu 27-Mar-14 22:26:11

Citronella (health food shop) in an oil burner is so clean and fresh. Also removes kitchen smells and flies hate it smile

mamij Thu 27-Mar-14 22:29:54

I usually burn a fragranced candle about an hour before I start cooking "smell" foods such as smoked fish, and leave it burning until the end of dinner. Seems to do the trick.

MoreBeta Thu 27-Mar-14 22:37:15

Smells only occur if a place is either dirty or unventilated.

Do you have a really good extractor? Is your kitchen really in need of a deep clean? Has your sofa and other soft furnishings absorbed the smell of cooking?

MillyMollyMama Thu 27-Mar-14 23:12:05

No Malone Grapefruit and Rosemary room fragrance. Or Heyland and Whittle Grapefruit diffusers.

sugar4eva Fri 28-Mar-14 14:54:52

More that's it I think that the sofa has observed the cooking smells a d I wed to use the expe l air I do forget ! The ceiling is low as we have built into cellar as we on hill and kit e. build ba k I to it so we have no extract or over cooker a d it gets grimy . Did want extract or but too low so have expel air nearby . We have French door as ventilation which we can't always open so I must must clean above cooker more plus ventilate! Plus other good tips - windows been open an hour this am ! smile teens will hate it at weeks d tho ! Will wed to bit hire a carpet cleaner to wash sofa I imagine!

MoreBeta Fri 28-Mar-14 19:12:35

sugar - I have a low roof kitchen (not basement) and I have a wall mounted hood extractor that expels the air straight through the wall not the roof. It was pricey but frankly the whole kitchen filled with steam/smoke before. If you want to go even more high tech you can get extractors that pop up behind your cooker and suck the smoke/steam horizontally straight off the cooker surface.

I suggest you wash down your walls with sugar soap as they will be covered in a film of grease. Also we used to have a smooth modern looking leather sofa in our kitchen which we could wipe and didn't absorb smells.

everythingsgoingsouth Mon 31-Mar-14 21:23:24

some bowls of vinegar or bicarbonate of soda dotted around will absorb smells too.

could also shake bicarb or shake'n'vac over sofa then vacuum off after a few hours?

happybubblebrain Mon 31-Mar-14 21:28:58

Buy some Little Hotties by Bomb Cosmetics. Just one of these melted in a burner fills the whole house with amazing smell. You need to buy one of those ceramic burners, lots of places sell them for around �8. Hotties cost about �7 for a box full. They are the best smelly thing I've ever bought.

Onlyonamonday Mon 31-Mar-14 21:29:02

I find oil burners work well

loganmuirden Sat 24-May-14 10:45:32

I am a bit clean freak and I always keep my kitchen clean and fresh.Once I found weird lingering odor for which I took out complete trash from kitchen.I than remember,our ventilation professional from Ventis advised me to use steam cleaner whenever such weird smell spread in kitchen.Steam temperature was hot enough to kill the bacteria that cause odor.

trinity0097 Sat 24-May-14 20:07:18

I have a couple of neutradol blocks around and about, doesn't make the house smell, but removes bad odours! Wilkinsons is usually the cheapest place go buy them.

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