How to Get a Burnt Grease Smell Out of a Kitchen

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Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan

  • White vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Bowls

  • Spray bottle

Remove a burnt grease smell with vinegar.

When you fry foods, your kitchen can quickly become overtaken by a strong burnt grease smell. The smell is difficult to remove, can move into other areas of the home and can linger for several days if not handled properly. Air freshening sprays are an option if you are in a pinch, but keep in mind these only mask the smell instead of actually removing it. Fortunately, other inexpensive options are available to make your home smell fresh and clean again.


Step 1

Simmer a saucepan filled with about 2 cups water to 1/2 cup white vinegar. Do this while you cook when you are preparing a meal that uses grease, and also use as needed to pull a leftover burnt grease smell out of your kitchen space.

Step 2

Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle and mist throughout the kitchen. The vinegar spray will deodorize the air, removing the burnt grease smell instead of masking it.

Step 3

Place about three bowls each filled with 1 cup baking soda around the kitchen to further deodorize the room. If the odor has made it into other areas of the home, place bowls of baking soda in these rooms as well.



Mel Frank

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