Dealing with Kitchen Odors and Making it Shine


Kitchen Odors

  • Remove odors in the air of your kitchen by combining ¼ cup white vinegar, 2 cup water, tsp vanilla and 1 tsp cinnamon in a pot on the stove. Boil until steaming. Let the steam go throughout the room. Keep a watch on the water so that it does not boil dry.
  • Remove odors from your sink and garbage disposal by using baking soda and vinegar. Put the 1 cup baking soda down the drain. Pour 1 cup hot white vinegar down the drain. Let stand for about 10 minutes and then rinse with hot water. (I heat the vinegar in the microwave) Cut the quantities in half and do your garbage disposal. White vinegar ice cubes also work for the garbage disposal.
  • Clean the microwave oven by mixing ½ white vinegar and ½ cup of water in a microwave- safe bowl or glass mixing cup and bringing it to rolling boil so the inside streams up. Wipe clean. Odors will disappear too.
  • Pour a cup of white vinegar  into the dishwasher and run the empty machine through a whole cycle each month to get rid of odors.

Make your kitchen sparkle

  • Shine up chrome sink fixtures that are marred with stains or lime buildup by cleaning them with a paste made of 2 tbsp salt and 1 tsp distilled vinegar
  • Clean shelves and walls of the refrigerator with a half and half solution of water and vinegar. Clean the top with full strength white vinegar to cut the grime.
  • Soak oven racks in a large heavy duty garbage bag with a solution of  ¼ cup dishwasher detergent ( I use Dawn)  1 cup ammonia and enough very hot tap water to cover racks when the bag is laying flat. Put the bag outside or in the garage overnight. 

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