How to Get Rid of Indian Cooking Smells in House
Indian cuisine can be delicious and fun to cook at home, but some Indian spices are very strong and can leave an unwanted aroma in your house. If you want to know how to get rid of Indian cooking smells in your house, there are a few things you can do on your own, some being simple, but others being potentially expensive:
- Run your exhaust fan while cooking.
- Ventilate your home for a day by opening ALL windows and doors.
- Go through your house and spray Oust or another air neutralizer. Do NOT a freshener; doing so will just add another scent on top of the Indian food smell instead of getting rid of it.
- Use a fabric freshener on any furniture that may have absorbed the scent. You can also spray freshener on carpets and rugs.
- Keep your spices in tightly-sealed, glass jars to keep the effects of the scents minimal.
- Keep a bowl of warm water and baking soda near your stove while cooking to soak up the odors.
- Boil water and vinegar while cooking to neutralize odors.
- Place a can of charcoal bricks in your house. They must be clean and unused in order to absorb scents.
- Add 4 tablespoons of ReaLemon Juice to a quart of iced tea. Filter it through a coffee filter and then spray it around the house to neutralize the smell.
Other options that require more effort or money:
- Wash your walls if you think the aroma has settled in.
- Steam wash your carpet.
- Ultimately, it may be necessary to repaint your walls and/or to recarpet your floors.
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