What’s Cooking?

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With Christmas here, and A New Year rolls in. This is the time an season to reflect an learn from your mistakes. Talking about mistakes, have you ever had your neighbors cooking odor stuck in your home?

Don’t really know what to do to get rid of it.  I remember growing up an living in Apartment Complex, I would remember all the different smells and odors from everyone’s Apartment.

But I remember my mom always complaining about the neighbors cooking an odor in our home.

Well here’s A few tips from, Apartment Therapy.Com:

One solution: Instead of trying to remove food odors afterthey linger, flip the script and try to prevent them from getting out into the air, your walls, or your textiles before the stench happens. If you’re looking for more reliable solutions than running your stovetop vent, here are a few suggestions for keeping kitchen smells at bay.

Boil a vinegar-water solution on the stove

Steam is another powerful way to prevent scents in the kitchen. Ryan Nicholas, owner of Simply Clean Oxford, suggests boiling a half cup of vinegar with a cup of water in a small saucepan if you’re going to be cooking with potent ingredients. “After adding the ingredients to the sauce pan, boil or simmer on the stove to produce steam, which will absorb odors in the air,” he says. “Run your stove vent to produce even better results.”

Simmer potpourri while you cook

Nicholas also says boiling then simmering a potpourri simmer potof orange or lemon peels, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in water will eliminate odors during the cooking process. Similar to the vinegar solution, the steam from the potpourri will absorb smells you don’t want to spread, while the potpourri will leave a more palatable scent lingering. Aim for citrus ingredients when you can, since lemon is known to cut through yucky smells.

Try a countertop or plug-in air purifier

Nicholas also recommends running a small, portable air purifier while you cook. It’s not only a convenient solution for deodorizing your kitchen before a scent spreads—especially smoke-related odors—it will also remove bacteria, viruses, mold, and pet dander from the air. An air purifier will help deodorize rooms that already stink, too.

Cook with a bowl of baking soda nearby

Rather than just masking smells, baking soda literally absorbs them, so it’s a good idea to keep a bowl of baking soda around when you’re making something potentially stinky—especially acidic foods like tomatoes, fish, or veggies. Since most unpleasing smells are acidic, a neutralizing agent like baking soda will balance the pH, reducing odors along the way.

So there you have it, a few ways to help with that bad odor. So the question still stands, “What’s Cooking?”

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