Here’s how to get that nasty deep-frying smell out of your kitchen Flickr / Cookthinker
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If you’ve ever fried anything in oil, you know that the nasty cooking smell can linger for a long time after your food is served.

Fortunately, there are ways to eliminate the odor before it overpowers your home. Here are some tips from Insider.

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Crack a window: Before you pour the oil, open your windows and (in the summer) turn up the air conditioning.

Close the door: Seal off the entrances to other rooms, especially bedrooms and bathrooms, so the smell doesn’t permeate the entire house.

Clean up: As soon as your food has finished cooking, get rid of the used oil, and clean up any pots and pans you used.

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If your house still has that sour, oily smell after dinner, there are a couple things you can use to make it fade away:

  • Vinegar: Combine 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring them to a boil and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
    • Feel free to add rosemary, vanilla extract, lemon peels or other ingredients to replace the oil smell with a pleasant one.
  • Coffee grounds: Leave a bowl of them on the counter overnight to absorb the odor.
  • Cookies: Like you need an excuse! The smell of baking cookies will overpower that of the oil — what could be better?

(H/T: Insider)

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