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Almost everyone loves bacon, but the smell that it leaves behind can be off-putting or even embarrassing if you plan on entertaining. While commercial sprays might advertise a quick fix, they often fail to work. Instead of eliminating the smell, they can merge with it and create a new, even less pleasant hybrid stench. To get rid of bacon odor for good, you should bypass commercial chemicals and opt for cleaner, greener, and more-effective options.
Circulate the air. Turn on your stove's exhaust fan and any fans in the house. Open the windows.
Sweeten the air. Boil cinnamon sticks in a pot of water on the stove. This will not only absorb the smell of bacon, but replace it with the smell of cinnamon.
Get rid of the source of the bacon smell. If you have any leftover bacon, place it in the refrigerator near an open box of baking soda. Clean any dishes or utensils that you used to cook the bacon. Once you are done cleaning the dishes, clean and rinse out the sink. Clean the area around the stove where any bacon grease might have splashed.
Deodorize the air. Pour baking soda into a shallow dish and leave it in the kitchen and any other room of the house where you can smell bacon.
Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.