Fried “pescaíto” is very tasty, as well as most stews and fried foods… that produce strong odors that spread throughout the house.
The smell of food sometimes it’s unavoidable, even if you take all the precautions, like closing the doors or using the exhaust fan.
The problem appears when you are going to receive guests, and you do not want them to come into the house and smell like fried food. You can always use an air freshener, but it’s still putting a chemical into the air.
The most effective is remove food odorinstead of hiding it. There are many ways to do it, but today we are going to focus on a couple of tricks the French use to get rid of the smell of fried foodaccording to the website Apartment Therapy.
The fish smell it is one of the strongest that is generated in the kitchen, and one of the most difficult to remove.
What they do in France is place a container with distilled white vinegar in the place where you want to eliminate the smell of fried food. The acid contained in the vinegar neutralizes the bad smell. In just 15 to 30 minutes, it will be completely gone.
White vinegar is a powerful natural cleaner and disinfectant, and has many uses in the kitchen. It cannot be missing in any house.
If the smell is very strong and you are in a hurry to eliminate it, we go for the second trick. Consists in put water to boil, and add a few slices of lemon. This fruit has acid like vinegar, but when cooked it will evaporate and reach the air, where it can cancel odors more effectively.
They are simple tricks to put into practice, and very cheap, so you do not lose anything by trying them and seeing if they work, after cooking some fried foods, especially if it is fish.