I love a fresh smelling house and will go to some pretty big lengths to keep it that way. I’ve even been known to make my husband cook bacon on the patio so the house doesn’t smell like smoked meat for days! One of the stinkiest places in the house can be the kitchen. I’m thrilled to be partnering with affresh® as a paid ambassador to share a few quick and easy tips to help keep your kitchen smelling fresh and clean.
Use the exhaust fan over the stove.
The exhaust fan is your best friend when you are cooking something stinky in the kitchen. I love brussel sprouts but hate the way my kitchen smells when I cook them. Turning on the exhaust fan can help with that. Many people only use their exhaust fans when they burn something, but they are a great solution for keeping cooking odors at bay. An exhaust fan on its higher settings can quickly move the air from in your kitchen outside. If it’s not too cold, crack a window or door to allow the fan to pull in some fresh air as well.
Keep the fridge clean.
I know, cleaning out the fridge is no fun at all. But having spoiled or expired products in the fridge can be contributing to that not-so-fresh smell in your kitchen. Check the specific directions for your refrigerator model, but most can be cleaned with a cloth, warm water, and a mild dish soap. Take all items out and wipe down the shelves and interior walls of the fridge. Don’t forget to remove and wash out any drawers (and check underneath them as well).
Clean your disposal.
I’ll bet a lot of you are scratching your heads at this one! With the amount of soapy water that goes down ours after doing the dishes, you’d think it would be squeaky clean, right? But all of the food, grease, and other gunk that also goes down there can build up into odor causing residue and it doesn’t just rinse off with a little soapy water. All that build up can begin to stink (and it’s kind of gross too). Luckily, affresh® Disposal Cleaner quickly and easily takes care of your problem.
All you need to do is open the affresh® Disposal Cleaner packet, turn on your kitchen sink warm water on a low stream, drop the tablet into the disposal and switch it on.
The powerful foaming action lets you know it’s working and the citrus scent is fresh and clean!
You can purchase affresh® Disposal Cleaner at your local retailer or on Amazon.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
These are great tips. I already do all of these things, actually. The only thing I don’t use is afresh. That’s ONLY because I didn’t know about it, though!
Jen Rattie says
WOOT! Thanks for the heads up on afresh. There is some serious funk wafting out of my drain, and I haven’t been able to get rid of it.
Sarah Bailey says
We are just having a new kitchen put in and I have to admit I really want to keep it smelling fresh, so I am going to have to invest in some of the disposal cleaners I think, as I always find that gets stinky first!
Thanks for the reminder! I need to clean my disposal soon!
Erin Fesperman says
The disposal can get SO stinky! I’ve always used a piece of lemon but the sound of that thing grinding around down there always gives me the heebie jeebies!
I need to try afresh! My disposal is looking and smelling pretty funky lately!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
Affresh looks like an excellent product. I know my husband loves to keep things organized and clean.
He would probably like this product.
Amanda Love says
Totally useful tips especially when it comes to the toilet disposal! I want to make sure that my kitchen is always clean so that it doesn’t smell bad.
Carol Cassara says
I never leave the kitchen unless I have cleaned everything. I don’t like a dirty looking and smelling kitchen. These are all useful tips! I have never used that disposal cleaner before, I should check it out!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
These are great tips! Who wouldn’t want a fresh smelling home! I will definitely do these tips!
Great tips! Wow I hadn’t heard of this product before. Would be great in our kitchen i feel like I’m forever scrubbing!
If the kitchen stinks, life in the house is unpleasant. Love, love, love this post!
Beeb Ashcroft says
These are all great tips. I think the hardest part is keeping the fridge clean. It is so easy to let go and not fun to clean.
Shannon Gurnee says
I use Affresh for our front loading washing machine and I love it. I haven’t tried it in our kitchen.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I have to get some of that Afresh Disposal Cleaner packets! I love that it has a citrus scent. My kitchen will smell lovely after using one packet! I hope they have it in our local stores here.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
A clean kitchen is my goal as well. We use the exhaust often if we are cooking food that’s too smelly for our own good. Fried fish sometimes does that. I think it’s awesome that you shared that disposal cleaner! I’d love to try it.
Eileen Royal says
Lots of valuable information. I love for my home to smell fresh and clean also.
Good tips to try!
I had no idea! I thought Affresh was only for my HE front load washer when time to clean! Can’t wait to try it on my stinky sink!
I can’t wait to try this product!
Afftesh sounds amazing. My kitchen is going to smell amazing.
Laurie Miller says
I already do a lot of these tips. I did not know about Afresh, I will certainly be buying it my next grocery store visit. Thanks for the article. Opening the window when vent a hood is on –GREAT tip!
What a great sounding product; going to have to give it a try. Thanks.