How to Get Rid of a Cooking Grease Smell

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Your kitchen doesn't have to smell bad after frying.
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Love to cook but hate the lingering odors? The kitchen can be one of the smelliest rooms in the house no matter how often you clean. Food preparation, especially frying, can be smelly, and the odor from the grease you used to fry your food can linger for days. Luckily, there are some simple ways to rid your kitchen of the greasy smell.

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Step 1

Clean up any dirty dishes or utensils that you used to cook.

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Step 2

Wash any towels or oven mitts that may have absorbed the greasy smell.

Step 3

Take out the trash. Cooking grease on paper towels or napkins in the trash can contribute to kitchen smells.

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Step 4

Air out your kitchen. Open the windows and doors. Turn on the exhaust fan over your stove, and let it run for a few hours.

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Step 5

Fill a large bowl with white vinegar. Vinegar has the power to absorb smells. Depending on how strong the smell is, leave the bowl in the kitchen for a few hours or a few days.

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Step 6

Wipe down hard surfaces if the smell still lingers. Counters, cabinets and even walls can be wiped down with a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts water. Grease particles that build up on these surfaces can harbor odors.

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